COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Grocers Association here said it elected seven new directors at its annual meeting and is inducting four individuals into its 2005 Hall of Fame.
e Market; Dave Marconi of Stutzman's Bi-Rite; John Dietrich of Dillonvale IGA; and Mark MaGinn of The Frank Gates Service Co.
"With the election of these new members, we have an outstanding board of directors that continues to make us one of the top state trade associations in the country," said Tom Jackson, president and chief executive officer, OGA.
The four individuals named to the 2005 OGA Hall of Fame are Tom Kishman of Kishman's IGA; Ken Long of Miller Bros. Super Valu; Henry P. Nemenz Sr. of H.P. Nemenz Food Stores; and Howard V. Dodds of Howard's Foods.
This year's inductees will be honored at regional luncheons. They were selected based upon their business success, community service, lifetime achievements, industry participation and service and awards received.
Founded in 1899, the Ohio Grocers Association is a statewide trade association representing nearly 700 member companies, including retail grocers, wholesalers, manufacturers and related suppliers to the food industry.