The National Association of Flour Distributors (NAFD) held its 88th annual convention at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix last month. Business sessions included sales seminars, commodities forecasts and committee reports. NAFD also elected its newest board of directors who are pictured from left: John Olive, Horizon Milling; George Rodier, Puratos Bakery Supply; R. David Skruggs Sr., H.F. Skruggs Co.; Robert Olender, Dawn Food Products; Earl Koerner Jr., John E. Koerner & Co.; Ted Heim Jr., Inter-County Bakers; Steve Tardella, Tardella Foods; Dominic Valente, Valente Yeast Co.; Timothy Dove, Dawn Food Products; J. Gerard Burns, Bono Burns Distribution; Philip Zilka Jr., Zilka & Co.; Scott Panton, Perkins Co.; Gary Gardner, B.H. Gardner Co.; and Ernest Brehm Jr., Otto Brehm Inc. (Not pictured are Erin Ruhl, George R. Ruhl & Son and Brendon McEntee, Cook Natural Products.)
Convention attendees also participated in a golf outing, a water volleyball tournament and dinner events with live entertainment...even an Elvis impersonator.