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IDDBA elects new chairman, board members

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association has elected David Leonhardi, director of tradeshows, tours and events for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, as its 2014-2015 chairman of the board. Leonhardi has served on the board since 2002.

Other industry members elected to three-year terms on the board of directors include: Gaetano Auricchio, VP of sales & marketing, BelGioioso Cheese; Craig Drefcinski, director – Kroger Team, Hormel Foods Corp.; Peter Sirgy, EVP of sales & marketing, Reser's Fine Foods; Philippe Surget, president retail division, Lactalis American Group; Erik Waterkotte, director of sales, John Morrell Food Group; and John Wellenzohn, VP sales, bakery and deli division, Rich Products Corp.

Previous IDDBA chairman William G. Klump, CMO, Butterball, will continue to serve on the board as past chairman. Fifteen other current directors also remain on the board.

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