FPSA elects new officers, board of directors
The Food Processing Suppliers Association elected new members to its board of directors and executive committee.
Making up the executive committee is Tom Kittle, president of Handtmann Inc and Handtmann Canada Limited who will serve as chairman; Gil Williams, president US and Canada of Poly-clip System who will serve as immediate past chairman; John Atanasio, president and CEO of Alfa Laval, Inc who will serve as treasurer; Dan Plante, director of sales & marketing for JBT FoodTech who will serve as chairman of the membership committee; and Bill McPhail, president of MAX Engineering & Consulting who will serve as chairman of the show committee.
Jeff Dahl of JBT FoodTech has moved on from the executive committee and assumes the role of chairman of the FPSA Foundation.
Additionally, Jarrod McCarroll from Weber Inc was elected chairman of MISA, Brian Perkins of Provisur was elected vice chairman of MISA, Bert Wesley from Woodard & Curran was elected as the chairman of the beverage council, Chad Hawkins from SPX FLOW was elected vice chairman of the beverage council, Edel Blanks of Intralox was elected chairman of the prepared foods council, Dan Voit of Blentech was elected vice chairman of the prepared foods council, Ken Hagedorn of Naegele Inc was elected chairman of the bakery council, and Ed Fay of CMC America was elected vice chairman of the bakery council.
All of these individuals will serve on the FPSA board of directors, joining Glenn LeBlanc of Berry Plastics who was elected in 2015 as vice chairman of the dairy council. Additionally, the bakery council has elected Tony Graves from the Dennis Group, the beverage council has elected Hank Brink from Design Group, and MISA has elected Bob Grote of Grote Company to serve as at large members of the board.