FMI – The Food Industry Association has announced new additions to its board of directors elected at the association’s January board meeting. The new directors further build on FMI’s commitment to a broad representation of the supplier and retailer/wholesaler communities within the association’s leadership, according to the organization.
FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin stated, “The food industry is on the cusp of momentous change, with new technologies poised to alter the way food businesses operate. FMI is proud to welcome these esteemed individuals from both retailer and supplier companies to our Board of Directors to lend their perspectives and expertise as we seek to navigate these changes together. I’m confident that the addition of these industry leaders to our Board will further strengthen our ability to carry out our strategic vision, embrace change, and take advantage of new opportunities before us.”
FMI Chair and Alex Lee, Inc., President, Chairman and CEO Brian George said, “People are at the core of what we do every day in the food industry. Even as we witness incredible technological change that will drive greater efficiencies for our businesses, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing communities with safe, nourishing food. FMI’s new Directors are shining examples of industry leaders who have the courage to embrace innovation and the resolve to always put the customer first. We look forward to their contributions as they help us lead the industry forward in the transformative years ahead.”
New Directors (3-Year Term)
- Joe Fantozzi, Allegiance Retail Services, LLC, Iselin, NJ
- Tony Hoggett, Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, WA
- Joel Rampoldt, Lidl US, LLC, Arlington, VA
Chairman’s Appointees (1-Year Term)
- Bruce Brown, WK Kellogg Co, Battle Creek, MI
- Tom Flocco, Pete and Gerry’s Organics, Monroe, NH
- Dana McNabb, General Mills, Inc., Golden Valley, MN
- Carrie Sander, Kellanova, Battle Creek, MI
- Terry Thomas, Flowers Foods, Thomasville, GA
A full member listing of FMI’s leadership can be found here.