LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

FaB’s Leadership Council is focused on elevating Wisconsin’s food and beverage industry and national and international leadership. They inform and seize opportunities for us to firmly and refreshingly establish Wisconsin’s leadership role in creating a resilient food and beverage scene that is the envy of the world, the pride of Wisconsin, and good for business.

They’re among the first to offer insights and to take actions to maximize our goals while achieving theirs.

How does a company receive a seat on the FaB Council?
The Council is comprised of FaB’s Executive Board and confirmed food and beverage industry chief officers, presidents, or owners – one each from our Choice and Select level member companies – along with an identified industry representative from each of our Premium level member companies.

What is the time commitment?
To conduct Council work, confirmed Council members will receive Outlook invites to convene via Zoom three times in 2021 (schedule to be announced.) Additionally, we anticipate that Council members will participate in three to five of FaB’s online CEO Briefings. Briefings to be announced.

PAST & CURRENT COUNCIL WORK

  • January 2021: Date to be announced. Council will advance discussions about FaB’s 2021-2022 Strategic Agenda.
  • October 22, 2020: Council met to learn of five items being taken to the FaB Executive Board for strategic review to be included in our 2021-2022 Strategic Agenda.
  • July 14, 2020: Council met and polled on use of FaB resources leads to 50/50 recommended split of FaB resources to go between, helping members take care of business; and seizing opportunities to lead the industry.
  • June 2020: Council spearheaded a food and beverage ceo/owner questionnaire to garner input for WEDC’s Legislative Plan.
  • February 28, 2020: Council was reconstituted and met to discuss how IOT can be helpful.

 

MEET FaB'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

     

MIKE SCHLAGENHAUFER
Manufacturing Business Development Consultant
Acuity Insurance

KIM WALL
President
Baensch Food Products
CORY WENDT
Director
Baker Tilly
     
SAM MILLER
Managing Director
BMO Harris Bank
RYAN O'TOOLE
President & COO
Briess Malting

EVAN HUGHES
Co-Founder
Central Standard Craft Distillery

   

JOHN WINEGARDEN
CEO
Central Storage & Warehouse

MARK GALE
CEO
C.O.nxt 

DAVID CARPENTER
Executive Advisor
Board Chair Emeritus

   
JIM HOLLIDAY
N.A. Area Country Manager
Chr. Hansen
STACY PETERSON
CEO
Connoils®

ANDY GEHL
President
Contract Comestibles 
     
LUKE MUSCHINSKE
Business Unit Manager
Eurofins
FRANK JIMENEZ
President
Evolve Brands

PATTI HABECK
President
Feeding America Eastern WI 

     

RICK LaBERGE
COO
HARIBO of America

COLIN McDERMID
Business President,
Cereals & Snacking
Kerry
BILL BREWSTER
Owner
Kingsway Kombucha
     
RUSS KLISCH
President
Lakefront Brewery
SHANE LAUTERBACH
President & CEO
Lauterbach Group
JACQUE OLDENBURG
General Manager
Leach Farms
     

TOM BENNER
President & CEO
Lesaffre Red Star Yeast

 

SAM MAGLIO
President
Maglio Companies

JEFF GENTINE
President & CEO
Masters Gallery Foods
 

     
PAUL BENSON
Partner
Michael Best & Friedrich

KATIE WESSEL
CEO & Co-Owner
Milwaukee Pretzel Co.

DAN VOSS
Executive VP, Industry Operations
Miron Construction 
     
ERIC OLESEN
President & Owner
O&H Danish Bakery

GIACOMO FALLUCCA
Chairman & CEO
Palermo's Pizza

JEFF REIGLE
Chairman & CEO
Regal Ware

     

TED BALISTRERI
Owner
Sendik's Food Markets

PETER PELUSO
Region President - Great Lakes
Sysco
BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
Tribe 9 Foods
     
KEITH SMITH
President
Vonco Products
CATE RAHMLOW
Director, Sector Strategy Development
WEDC
KELLIANN BLAZEK
Director of Rural Development
WEDC 
     
ARTHUR IRCINK
Founder & Executive Producer
Wisconsin Foodie
PETER GOTTSACKER
President & CEO
Wixon 
 
 
 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS