The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), McLean, Va., said it held its annual meeting on March 5, during which members elected the new FPSA board of directors and Executive Committee. Making up the Executive Committee are Matt Malott, presiden and CEO of Multivac Inc., who will serve as chairman; Jarrod McCarroll, president and CEO of Weber Inc., who will serve as immediate past chairman; Bob Campbell, president and general manager of Marlen, who will serve as treasurer; Brian Perkins, executive vice president, Americas at Provisur Technologies Inc., who will serve as chairman of the Membership Committee; and Patrick Ditchfield, executive vice president of Reiser, who will serve as chairman of the Show Committee.
In addition, as a result of a bylaws change approved by the membership, also on March 5, three additional members will be serving on the FPSA Executive Committee. These additional members include Tom Kittle, president of Handtmann Inc. and Handtmann Canada Ltd., who will serve as chairman of the FPSA Foundation; Gil Williams, president USA & Canada of Poly-clip System, who will serve as chairman of the newly formed FIT Inc.; and Erik Brainard, president of Anritsu Infivis Inc., who will serve as assistant treasurer.
“It is an honor to have been elected chairman of FPSA,” Malott said. “This is an outstanding organization that has had exceptional leaders over the years and in whose footsteps I am following. Furthermore, I am excited about working with this Executive Committee that we have built, as it brings together some of the best and brightest minds in today’s food and beverage industry to help guide FPSA in this ever-changing industry and create new opportunities for fellow members and our customers.”
Additionally, Bob Campbell of Marlen was elected chairman of MISA; Kate Rome of Rome Grinding Solutions was elected vice chair of MISA; Martin Lutz of ProLeiT Corp. was elected chairman of the Dairy Council; Jeff Tocio of Pentair was elected vice chairman of the Beverage Council; and Matthew Hartman of Blentech was elected as chairman of the Networks Leadership Team, FPSA said.
These individuals will serve on the FPSA board of directors, joining Tony Graves of The Dennis Group, who was elected chairman of the Bakery Council in 2018; Dante Pietrinferni of Packaging Progressions Inc., who was elected vice chairman of the Bakery Council in 2018; Greg Thompson of HARPAK-ULMA, who was elected vice chairman of the Dairy Council in 2018; Bert Wesley of Woodard & Curran, who was elected in 2015 as chairman of the Beverage Council; Dan Voit of Blentech, who was elected chairman of the Prepared Foods Council in 2019; Steve Radke of JBT, who was elected vice chairman of the Prepared Foods Council in 2019; Tom Hoffmann of MEPACO, who was elected chairman of the Pet Food Council in 2018; and Patrick McGady of Handtmann, who was elected vice chairman of the Pet Food Council in 2018. Additionally, the Bakery Council elected Ken Hagedorn from Naegele Inc.; MISA elected Bob Grote of Grote Co; and the Dairy Council elected Robert Price of Seiberling Associates to serve as at-large members of the board.
For more information about FPSA, visit www.fpsa.org or contact David Seckman (email@example.com), president and CEO of FPSA.