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Accelerate 2019

Accelerate 2019

April 23 – 25, 2019 (Houston, TX) Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Accelerate 2019 to make it a success. This year brought us a new conference name, a new location (Marriott Marquis), and Innovative New Products.  Our strategic partners, IMA and members discussed strategies to accelerate EB growth and sales.

We also took this opportunity to recognize our 2018 Suppliers of the Year in the following categories. Congratulations to all the winners!

  • Bakery – Alpha Baking Company
  • Frozen – Rosina Food Products
  • Dairy – Schreiber Foods
  • Beverage – Florida’s Natural Growers
  • Dry Grocery / Imports – Rema Foods, Inc. 
  • COP – American Food Group 
  • Disposables – Fabri-Kal 
  • Marketing Excellence Award – Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc.
  • Supplier of the Year – Alpha Baking Company
  • Supplier of The Year 
  • Bakery – Alpha Baking
Pictured Left to Right: Quan Ngo (IMA Business Unit Director), Mark Morrison (Alpha Baking Co. Senior Regional Sales Director), Tim Gill (Alpha Baking Co. Vice President), Mark Marcucci (Alpha Baking Co. National Sales Director), Dave Robinson (Alpha Baking Co. Sr. Regional Director of Sales), Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO)
  • Marketing Excellence Award – Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc
Pictured Left to Right: Heather Sturgeon (IMA Business Unit Director), Stella Molina (IMA VP of Marketing, Branding & Digital), Bluzette Carline (Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. Director of Marketing), James Berger (Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. Director of National Sales), Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO)
  • Frozen – Rosina Food Products
Pictured Left to Right: Quan Ngo (IMA Business Unit Director), Brian Muscarella (Rosina Food Products Coporate Chef), Steve Walters (Rosina Food Products Corporate Account Sales Manager) , Dan Jonson (Rosina Food Products National Sales Manager), Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO)
  • Dairy – Schreiber Foods
Pictured Left to Right: Dave Wicklund (Schreiber Foods Key account Manager), Quan Ngo (IMA Business Unit Director), Tammy Higgins (Schreiber Foods Distributor Sales Director), Jackie Jacobs (Schreiber Foods Key account Manager), Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO)
  • Beverage – Florida Natural
  • Dry Grocery / Imports – REMA Foods, Inc.
Pictured Left to Right: Rhonda VanAlstine (IMA Business Unit Director), James Wagner (REMA Foods VP of Strategic Partner Growth), Yolanda Corredor (REMA Foods Key Account Executive), Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO)

COP – American Food Group 

Pictured Left to Right: Keith Myers (American Foods Group VP of Sales – East), Heather Sturgeon (IMA Business Unit Director), Mike Gammon (American Foods Group VP of Sales -West) , Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO)
  • Disposables – Fabri-Kal 
Pictured Left to Right: Rob Mould (IMA President & CEO), Steve Ryalls (Fabri-Kal Sr. Corp. Account Manager), Kendall Burdick (Fabri-Kal Director of Regional Sales), Stephanie Nicholson (IMA Business Unit Director)

From everyone at IMA, we want to thank you for getting excited and engaged for Accelerate 2019. We look forward to hosting you again in 2020!

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