AFFI elects new officers, directors at annual meeting.AFFI elected new officers and members of its Board of Directors at its 63rd Annual Meeting held in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , CA, on February 14, 2005, during the Western Frozen Food Convention.
Angela Cox, group counsel, technical and supply chain, The Coca-Cola Co., Houston, TX, was elected chairman of the board. She previously served as first vice chairman.
Before assuming her current role at The Coca-Cola Co. in November 2003, Cox served as senior vice president and general counsel of The Minute Maid Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C.
Minute Maid was the first company to market orange juice concentrate, allowing it to be distributed nationwide and served Co., a Division of The Coca-Cola Co., headquartered in Houston, TX. She joined the Minute Maid division in 1997 as senior division counsel and was promoted to associate general counsel in 2001. Before joining Minute Maid, she spent eight years in numerous capacities in the Legal Division of The Coca-Cola Company, at its headquarters in Atlanta, GA, including competition counsel and counsel, Greater Europe Greater Europe is an increasingly popular term in the scholarly community for referring to the area of the Earth inhabited by ethnic Europeans, whether in Europe itself or in former European colonies. Group. Cox received a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and bachelor's degrees from Spelman College Spelman College: see Atlanta Univ. Center.
Private, historically black, women's liberal arts college in Atlanta, Ga. Its history is traced to 1881, when two Boston women began teaching 11 black women, mostly ex-slaves, in an Atlanta in Natural Sciences and Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Ga.; coeducational; state supported; chartered 1885, opened 1888. It is a member school in the university system of Georgia. Significant among its facilities and programs are the Frank H. in Chemical Engineering.
Richard H. Grader, president and chief executive officer, National Frozen Foods Corp., Seattle, WA, was elected first vice chairman. He previously served as second vice chairman.
Grader joined National Frozen Foods Corp. in 1988 as sales manager/vice president, where he was responsible for managing National's top sales teams. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. and attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at Stanford University Stanford University, at Stanford, Calif.; coeducational; chartered 1885, opened 1891 as Leland Stanford Junior Univ. (still the legal name). The original campus was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. David Starr Jordan was its first president. .
Julia Wells, vice president, marketing, The Pictsweet Co., Bells, TN, will serve as second vice chairman.
In addition to her involvement with several AFFI committees, Wells currently serves as chairman of the Tennessee Girls State program, a nationwide youth citizenship training program. She has been director of the Tennessee program for the past 12 years, and has been a member of the staff of the Girls Nation Girls Nation is an annual civic training event run by the American Legion Auxiliary. It is analogous to Boys Nation.
The first American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation was held August 9-August 14, 1947, with 82 girls and 41 states participating. program for 12 years.
Kelly Brown Kelly Brown may refer to:
Prior to becoming president and chief executive officer of Smith Frozen Foods, Inc. in 2003, Brown held the position of executive vice president. He joined the company as vice president of marketing in 1982, after earning bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University Brigham Young University, at Provo, Utah; Latter-Day Saints; coeducational; opened as an academy in 1875 and became a university in 1903. It is noted for its law and business schools. . Brown also served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Food Processors Association, and as cochairman of the National Frozen Food Convention Joint Convention Committee.
AFFI also elected the following new members to its 24-member Board of Directors to serve three-year terms:
* Doug Coxwell, national accounts manager, High Liner Foods USA, Fernandina Beach, FL;
* Edward Flanagan, president and chief executive officer, Jasper Wyman & Son., Topsfield, MA;
* William James Noun 1. William James - United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
James , owner and president, Symons Frozen Foods, Inc., Centralia, WA;
* Steven Lezman, director, government affairs, Tropicana Products Tropicana Products, an American based company, was founded in Bradenton, Florida, USA in 1947 by Anthony T. Rossi. Since 1998, it has been owned by PepsiCo, Inc. History
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* Thomas Madden, president, Rite Stuff Foods, Inc., Jerome, ID;
* Christopher Miller, president and chief executive officer, Better Baked Foods, Inc., North East, PA;
* Michael Pellegrino, senior general manager/executive vice president, Kraft Pizza Co., Glenview, IL; and
* Linda Pennington, president and chief executive officer, NorSun Food Group, Inc., Sugar City, ID.
In addition to its four officers, AFFI also appointed the following Board members to at-large positions on its Executive Committee for one-year terms:
* Bryan Badger, vice president, marketing, Nestle Prepared Foods Division, Solon Solon, Athenian statesman
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* Greg Flack, executive vice president, product and market strategy, The Schwan Food Co., Marshall, MN; and
* James E. Matthews, Jr., vice president, research and quality products, H.J. Heinz Co., Heinz North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Consumer Products Division, Pittsburgh, PA.
Three Industry Pioneers Inducted into the 2005 Frozen Food Hall of Fame
The frozen food industry celebrated the newest inductees into the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats' Frozen Food Hall of Fame at AFFI's Western Frozen Food Convention, held February 12-16, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.
Earl Smittcamp of Wawona Frozen Foods, Rosemary Driebe Olofsson of Pocono Produce Company, Inc., and James O. Tankersley of The Pictsweet Co. were honored for their substantial contributions to the frozen food industry. Tankersley was honored posthumously.
The Distinguished Order of Zerocrats, an organization of industry members whose purpose is to maintain the tradition of promoting the image and advancement of the frozen food industry, established the Frozen Food Hall of Fame in 1990, to honor those whose dedication and hard work have greatly benefited the industry. Every year, the frozen food industry honors those individuals whose imagination and innovation have ensured the success of the frozen food industry.
In addition to his businesses, Smittcamp also received several government appointments. He served on the California State Board of Agriculture from 1970 to 1972, was appointed the Sixth Acting Disaster Governor of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly "State of the State" addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. by Governor Ronald Reagan from 1966 to 1972, and was appointed by President Richard Nixon as Chairman of the Federal Farm Credit Board in 1971.
Earl Smittcamp is currently the President of Summer Prize Fruit Co., running its day-to-day operations during the process season. Smittcamp also serves as Chairman of the Board for Wawona Frozen Foods and Lyons Magnus, and is the Owner/Operator of Wawona Orchards.
Rosemary Driebe Olofsson's contribution to the frozen food industry began during the summers from 1955 to 1963, working at her family's company Pocono Produce Co., Inc., a broad line foodservice distributor of fresh produce, frozen and canned food canned food
food sterilized by heat in a closed, durable container such as tin and aluminum cans, flexible aluminum foil and thermoplastic containers including squeeze tubes. Technically, the processes used are highly efficient and used universally. , fresh seafood and fresh meats, started by her father, the late Edward K. Driebe.
Olofsson was appointed as an Advisory Board Member of the National Frozen and Refrigerated re·frig·er·ate
tr.v. re·frig·er·at·ed, re·frig·er·at·ing, re·frig·er·ates
1. To cool or chill (a substance).
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NFRA National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association
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Rosemary Driebe Olofsson is currently a member of NFRA's Past Chairman's Council, and is a member of the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats and the Honorable Order of Penguins.
In 1945, James O. Tankersley founded a small frozen strawberry and green bean company named Winter Garden Freeze Co. in Bells, TN. Throughout the next several years, Winter Garden expanded, adding peaches, okra okra: see mallow.
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In 1972, Winter Garden merged with United Foods of Brownsville, TX. Later that year, United Foods acquired the John Inglis Frozen Food Co. Tankersley was named President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of United Foods and moved the headquarters to Tennessee. Through these mergers and acquisitions, United Foods consisted of 18 different processing facilities located in nine different states from California to Delaware.
Tankersley continued to grow United Foods by purchasing Stokely-Van Camp in 1982, along with the nationally known Pictsweet brand. Today the company is known as The Pictsweet Co. and is once again a private company owned by Tankersley's son and his family.
Tankersley served on AFFI's Board of Directors from 1960 to 1963, and again from 1968 to 1970. James O. Tankersley died in 1986 after serving the company as its founder, president and chief executive officer continuously for 40 years.
AFFI Aligns Staff to Enhance International Focus
AFFI recently announced a new staff alignment designed to enhance the Institute's representation of frozen food industry member companies in the increasingly vital international stage.
AFFI President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin, CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. , announced that Robert L. Garfield will assume the position of senior vice president of regulatory and international affairs. Previously, Garfield was senior vice president of public policy.
"Bob's new role formalizes his extensive involvement and record of success in international affairs. It also provides his mandate to develop an even more vigorous international program at AFFI, with the vision of setting the standard for the role of trade associations in global affairs," Sarasin said.
Garfield will maintain his extensive work relative to the international standards and guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius Codex Alimentarius
a document entitled 'Recommended International Codes of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Meat, for Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspection of Slaughter Animals and for Processed Meat Products' published by FAO/WHO in 1976. Commission. He also will work to advance policies of the U.S. government that are consistent with AFFI's aggressive international issue agenda; create international business opportunities such as the inbound trade missions from France and Japan that attended AFFI's Western Frozen Food Convention, in coordination with the Western United States Noun 1. western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Santa Fe Trail - a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century Agricultural Trade Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service; and advance the activities of the International Frozen Food Association, which AFFI manages.
In related staff developments, Susan M. Siemietkowski, AFFI's vice president of legislative affairs, will report directly to Sarasin. Elizabeth Jones, AFFI's director of government affairs, will work with Garfield and Siemietkowski on regulatory, international and legislative issues.
"We are absolutely committed as a trade association to providing the best representation to our member companies, and there is nothing more important to this end than our staff. I am confident this staff structure will equip AFFI to provide the appropriate level of focus to issue areas that are integrated, but also require a dedicated focus in many respects," Sarasin said.