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AFFI chooses officers, directors at meeting

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) elected new officers and members of its board of directors at its 62nd annual meeting in Orlando FL during the recent National Frozen Food Convention.

Robert Brubaker, board chairman and chief executive officer, King & Prince Seafood Corp, Brunswick GA, was elected chairman of the board. He previously served as first vice-chairman. Ricardo Alvarez, president and CEO, Country Pure Foods Inc, Akron OH, was elected first vice-chairman. James Munyon, president, J R Simplot Co Food Group, Boise ID, was elected second vice-chairman. Kelly Brown, executive vice-president, Smith Frozen Foods Inc, Pendleton OR, became AFFI's immediate past chairman after his one-year term as chairman.

AFFI also elected these new members to its 24-member board of directors to serve three-year terms:

  • Doug Circle, president, Frozsun Foods Inc, Placentia CA.

  • Larry Hahn, vice-president — private label, Agrilink Foods, Rochester NY.

  • Christopher O'Leary, president — meals division, General Mills Inc, Minneapolis MN.

  • J Douglas Quick, president and CEO, Lakeside Foods Inc, Manitowoc WI.

  • George F Smith, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, NORPAC Foods Inc, Slayton OR.

  • Frank B Van Schaayk, president and CEO — potato business unit, McCain Foods USA Inc, Oak Brook IL.

  • Julia T Wells, vice-president — marketing services, Pictsweet Frozen Foods, a division of United Foods Inc, Bells TN.

AFFI also appointed these board members to at-large positions on its Executive Committee for one-year terms:

  • Steve R Avera, general counsel, Flowers Bakeries LLC, Thomasville GA.

  • Angela Cox, senior vice-president and general counsel, The Minute Maid Co, Houston TX.

  • Thomas J Ryan, senior vice-president and general counsel, Tropicana Products Inc, Quaker Food & Beverages, Chicago IL.

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