Foodservice association adds 63 drivers to hall of fame

IFDA has added 63 drivers to its Hall of Fame. (Image Courtesy of IFDA)IFDA has added 63 drivers to its Hall of Fame. (Image Courtesy of IFDA)

The International Foodservice Distributors Association recently inducted 63 drivers into its Truck Driver Hall of Fame.

IFDA’s Truck Driver Hall of Fame recognizes top drivers in the foodservice hauling industry for their outstanding records of service and safety. In order to be eligible for the IFDA Hall of Fame drivers must have at least 25 years of driving with no chargeable accidents and may not have any moving violations within the five years prior to their nomination.

“We’re proud to honor the exceptional careers and contributions of these hard-working professionals with this program,” said Mark Allen, president and CEO of IFDA. “We are grateful to have skilled drivers of this caliber in our industry, ensuring a safe and efficient food supply for professional kitchens across the country.”

The inductees include:

  • Kenny Albrecht, Nicholas and Company (Salt Lake City, Utah),  30 years of service
  • James Altom, McLane Foodservice (Arlington, Texas), 35 years of service
  • Sebastian Aoys, McLane Foodservice (Phoenix, Arizona), 28 years of service
  • Percy Ardoin, US Foods (Houston, Texas), 27 years of service
  • Alvin Armwood, McLane Foodservice (Rocky Mount, North Carolina), 40 years of service
  • Ronald Arnold, Performance Foodservice (Temple, Texas), 42 years of service
  • William “Dan” Ashby, Performance Foodservice (Rock Island, Illinois), 30 years of service
  • Phillip Bachor, US Foods (Albuquerque, New Mexico), 28 years of service
  • William Banks, McLane Foodservice (Phoenix, Arizona), 28 years of service
  • Hugh Bayne, Merchants Grocery Company (Culpeper, Virginia), 36 years of service
  • Dennis Bennett, Gordon Food Service (Wyoming, Michigan), 38 years of service
  • Ryszard Borowik, Reinhart Foodservice (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 31 years of service
  • William “Ray” Boruff, US Foods (Knoxville, Tennessee), 26 years of service
  • Richard Brann, Sysco (Cleveland, Ohio), 25 years of service
  • Ricky Breneman, Dot Transportation (Mt. Sterling, Illinois), 28 years of service
  • Ronald Burton, Performance Foodservice (Somerset, Kentucky), 32 years of service
  • Ronald “Ronnie” Cheney, Performance Foodservice (Temple, Texas), 27 years of service
  • Steven Clark, McLane Foodservice (Houston, Texas), 29 years of service
  • Joseph Cmolik, Northern Haserot (Oakwood Village, Ohio), 34 years of service
  • Anthony Colasanti, McLane Foodservice (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 30 years of service
  • Danial Curtis, Eby-Brown Company (Naperville, Illinois), 30 years of service
  • Scott Dills, Reinhart Foodservice (Knoxville, Tennessee), 27 years of service
  • Daniel Easton, Shamrock Foods (Phoenix, Arizona), 26 years of service
  • James “Scott” Edwards, Performance Foodservice (Augusta, Main), 34 years of service
  • David Elliott, Performance Foodservice (Temple, Texas), 26 years of service
  • Glenn Fisher, US Foods (Altoona, Pennsylvania), 27 years of service
  • Robert “Andy” Fitzgerald, US Foods (Knoxville, TN), 27 years of service
  • Victor Flores, Shamrock Foods (Phoenix, Arizona), 28 years of service
  • Joe Frias, Performance Food Group (Livermore, California), 25 years of service
  • Gaylen Giffin, US Foods (Altoona, Pennsylvania), 32 years of service
  • Robert Hagerman, Performance Foodservice (Rock Island, Illinois), 28 years of service
  • Gene Harman, Performance Foodservice (Springfield, Missouri), 30 years of service
  • Richard Holloway, Performance Foodservice (Hickory, North Carolina), 30 years of service
  • James Janssen, Dot Transportation (Mt. Sterling, Illinois), 30 years of service
  • Larry “Denver” Jiles, US Foods (Atlanta, Georgia), 38 years of service
  • Steven Jones, Dot Transportation (Mount Sterling, Illinois), 26 years of service
  • Mark Kaukini, Suisan Company (Hilo, Hawaii), 26 years of service
  • Jeff Krupp, Northern Haserot (Oakwood Village, Ohio), 30 years of service
  • Rick Lane, Shamrock Foods (Phoenix, Arizona), 42 years of service
  • Robert “Bob” Linow, Henry’s Foods (Alexandria, Minnesota), 29 years of service
  • Jose Lopez, Dot Transportation (Mt. Sterling, Illinois), 26 years of service
  • Roger Lusk, US Foods (Lubbock, Texas), 40 years of service
  • Michael Mabry, McLane Foodservice (Riverside, California), 28 years of service
  • Billy Martin, Performance Foodservice (Hickory, NC), 31 years of service
  • Eddie Martinez, Shamrock Foods (Phoenix, Arizona), 25 years of service
  • John McInerney, Reinhart Foodservice (La Crosse, Wisconsin), 31 years of service
  • Michael McNabb, Reinhart Foodservice (Knoxville, Tennessee), 31 years of service
  • Robert Miller, Shamrock Foods (Eastvale, California), 28 years of service
  • Randy Morris, McLane Foodservice (Portland, Oregon), 29 years of service
  • Michael Muehlfelt, McLane Foodservice (Phoenix, Arizona), 26 years of service
  • Bradford Nooney, Performance Foodservice (Springfield, Massachusetts), 30 years of service
  • Jeffrey O’Neill Sr, Turner Dairy Farms (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 33 years of service
  • Terry Osborne, Eby-Brown Company (Naperville, Illinois), 30 years of service
  • Milomir “Butch” Palic, Shamrock Foods (Phoenix, Arizona), 30 years of service
  • Donald Phelps, Reinhart Foodservice (Rosemont, Illinois), 27 years of service
  • Jason Pierce, Shamrock Foods (Phoenix, Arizona), 27 years of service
  • Donald Raabe, Gordon Food Service (Wyoming, Michigan), 40 years of service
  • Wesley Raber, Eby-Brown Company (Springfield, Ohio), 25 years of service
  • Bernard Rock, Reinhart Foodservice (Marshall, Minnesota), 28 years of service
  • Ronald Rodych, Gordon Food Service (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 30 years of service
  • Steven Rouse, Reinhart Foodservice (Shawano, Wisconsin), 28 years of service
  • Gregory Shafer, Turner Dairy Farms (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 33 years of service
  • Philip Trejo, Shamrock Foods (Commerce City, Colorado), 28 years of service
  • Robert White, Performance Foodservice (Fairfield, Ohio), 31 years of service
  • Ronald Wilkins, Reinhart Foodservice (Rosemont, Illinois), 33 years of service
  • William “Billy” Wilkinson, Ben E. Keith Co. (Fort Worth, Texas), 33 years of service
  • Curt Young, Turner Dairy Farms (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 27 years of service