FMI appoints 2018 board of directors

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FMI appoints 2018 board of directors

Joe Sheridan

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) introduced new officers to its board of directors during its annual meeting at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami. President and CEO of Carson, Calif.-based Bristol Farms, Kevin Davis, announced the appointments and transitioned his leadership role as FMI board chairman to Joe Sheridan, president and chief operating office of Wakefern Food Corp. in Keasbey, N.J.

Other new officers (two-year term with committee oversight) are:

• David Smith, Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., Kansas City, Kan. (vice chairman, finance);

• Dean Janeway Jr., Key Food Stores, Co-operative Inc., Staten Island, N.Y. (vice chairman, wholesaler);

• Micheal Needler Jr., Fresh Encounter, Findlay, Ohio (vice chairman, independent operator);

• Craig Boyan, HEB, San Antonio, Texas (vice chairman, food safety);

• Chris Coborn, Coborn’s, St. Cloud, Minn. (vice chairman, member services);

• Todd Jones, Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla. (vice chairman, industry relations)

• Brian George, Alex Lee Inc., Hickory, N.C. (vice chairman, public affairs); and

• Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee, Wes Des Moines, Iowa (vice chairman, communications).

New directors (three-year term) are:

• Stuart Aitken, 84.51º, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati;

• Edward Basha III, Bashas' Inc., Chandler, Ariz.; 

• Mike Duffy, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H.;

• Lou Fisher, Main Street Supermarket, Millville, N.J.;

• Paul Grimwood, Nestlé USA, Arlington, Va.;

• John Najjar, Seaside Market, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.;

• Rick Wright, Market of Choice, Eugene, Ore.;


New chairman’s appointees (one-year term) are:

• Anthony Hucker, Southeastern Grocers, Jacksonville, Fla.;

• Kenneth McGrath, Save-A-Lot, Earth City, Mo.; 

• Denise M. Morrison, Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J.;

• John Ross, IGA, Chicago;

• Randall J. Skoda, Topco Associates, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; and

• Tobias Wasmuht, SPAR International, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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