NFRA elects new leaders for 2011-12

Nov. 9, 2011
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its officers and members of the board of directors for 2011-2012 at its annual membership meeting and luncheon in Orlando FL recently.

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its officers and members of the board of directors for 2011-2012 at its annual membership meeting and luncheon in Orlando FL recently. The meeting was held during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

John Larsen, vice-president–dairy and refrigerated, Safeway Inc, has been elected chairman of the NFRA board. Larsen has served on the board since 2006. He served as vice-chairman–refrigerated from 2008-2009 and as chairman-elect in 2010. He is also a member of the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats.

Other NFRA officers sworn in at the meeting were: Bob Branham, General Mills, chairman-elect; Scott Haws, Land O’Lakes, secretary; Ray Tarnowski, Philadelphia Warehouse & Cold Storage, treasurer; Scott Rouse, Tyson Foods, vice-chairman–frozen; and David Welch, Winn-Dixie, vice-chairman–refrigerated.

Newly elected to the board of directors were: John Farmer, Global Dairy Products; Kathy Mondloch, Save Mart Supermarkets; Steve Ostrander, Crystal Farms; Sean Reid, Schwan’s Consumer Brands, North America Inc; Ron Schwenn, Roundy’s Inc; Joy Sgro, Bozzuto’s; and Craig Sharer, Heinz US Consumer Products.

Elected for a second term on the board of directors were: John Arnold, Sargento Foods; David Davis, Welch’s Foods; David Epps, Sara Lee; Ken Gipple, Kraft Foods; Brian Haley, Burris Logistics; John Mastropaolo, Dannon Co Inc; William Mayo, Wakefern Food Corporation; Joseph Mrozek, Pinnacle Food Group LLC; and Louise Yerian, Nestle USA.

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