At its 66th annual membership meeting in San Francisco, theNational Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) appointedH.V. “Skip” Shaw, Jr.as group's president and CEO. Shaw (pictured left) succeeds Nevin Montgomery, who retired after 38 years with the association.
Shaw joined the organization, then named the National Frozen Food Association, in 1984 as director of membership services. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1987 and took on additional responsibility as COO in 2001. Mr. Shaw was part of the leadership team when the organization added refrigerated to its membership and was renamed the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association.
In other news, NFRA members elected association officers for 2010-2011.
Jeff Thomas, vice president-sales,Crystal Farms, was elected chairman. Other officers sworn in at the association’s 66th annual meeting were:Dan Maloney,Publix Super Markets, chairman-elect;John Larsen,Safeway, Inc., secretary;Ray Tarnowski,Philadelphia Warehouse & Cold Storage, treasurer;Shawn Welch,Sara Lee Food & Beverage, vice chairman-Frozen; andScott Haws,Land O’Lakes, vice chairman-Refrigerated.
NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., NFRA sponsors March National Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month, June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotion and October Cool Food for Kids educational outreach initiative. NFRA hosts the annual National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention in October.