Print Page  |  Sign In  |  Join FaB
Leadership Forum
    

With a focus on industry leadership and awareness, the Leadership Forum will focus on Wisconsin’s status as an industry leader, creating and seizing opportunities for us to demonstrate our leadership and strengthen our ecosystem for business growth and economic impact.

This Forum is comprised of member food and beverage company owners and C-Suite executives, as well as representatives from our Annual Gold Sponsors.

The role of this Forum is to garner input from, and offer opportunities for its members to share best practices and discuss common issues facing their businesses and our ecosystem, and shape FaB’s strategic direction, actions and member offerings, including our signature initiative, The Future Food Center.


FORUM CHAIRS

The Leadership Forum is led by members of our Executive Board, a small group of successful chief executive officers representing some of Wisconsin's most successful food and beverage companies. Their role is to ensure FaB's organizational health and industry impact. 



GIACOMO FALLUCCA
Chairman & CEO
Palermo's Pizza
Chair of the Board
DAVID CARPENTER
Executive Advisor



FORUM PARTICIPATION

The CEO Forum is an invite-only body open only to food and beverage C-suite professionals and owners, as well as our sponsors' industry leaders. New FaB members may be automatically added to the CEO Forum based on their job titles (e.g. CEO, president, owner.)

At the end of each year, the most active CEO Forum participants are recognized at our Annual Meeting and on this Forum page.

 

FORUM PARTICIPANTS 

   
TED BALISTRERI
Owner
Sendik's Food Markets
TOM BENNER
President & CEO
Lesaffre Red Star Yeast Co.
PAUL BENSON
Partner
Michael Best & Friedrich
   
BUCKLEY BRINKMAN
Executive Director & CEO
WICMP

TOM DANNEKER
President & CEO
Klement Sausage Co.
Executive Board Member


BRYAN DIECKELMAN
Business Unit Leader
Eurofins
   
BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
ANDY GEHL
President
Contract Comestibles
JEFF GENTINE
President & CEO
Masters Gallery Foods
Executive Board Member

   
PETER GOTTSACKER
President
Wixon

ROB HUETHER
President
Sysco Eastern Wisconsin
Executive Board Member


EVAN HUGHES
Co-Founder
Central Standard Craft Distillery
   
FRANK JIMENEZ
Co-Founder & Partner
EVOLVE Brands

TERA JOHNSON
Executive Director
Food Finance Institute
JIM KANTER
General Manager, Wisconsin
Sendik's Food Markets
Executive Board Member


   
RUSS KLISCH
President
Lakefront Brewery

RICK LaBERGE
COO
HARIBO of America
Executive Board Member


SAM MAGLIO
President
Maglio Companies
Executive Board Member

   
COLIN McDERMID
Business President
Kerry
 JOHN McMAHON
Founder & CEO
Door County Brewing Co.
SAM MILLER
Managing Director
BMO Harris Bank


   
ERIC OLESEN
President & Owner
O&H Danish Bakery

RICH PARKHURST
Accounts Manager
Siemens
STACY PETERSON
CEO
   
CATE RAHMLOW
Sector Development Manager
WEDC

KEITH SMITH
President
Vonco Products
AARON STAMM
Retail Specialist
Acuity Insurance


   
FRITZ USINGER
President
Usinger's


DAN VOSS
VP of Food Processing
Miron Construction
KIM WALL
President
Baensch Food Products
   
CORY WENDT
Director
Baker Tilly

KATIE WESSEL
CEO
Milwaukee Pretzel Co.
Executive Board Member


Search
Sign In


Upcoming Events
Industry News

 


 

 
 
        
 

©2019 FaB Wisconsin