Bernard Leonard, Tyson's group vice president, food service, received the award on behalf of the company.
|Bernard Leonard (center) of Tyson Foods, received the 2006 IFDA Supplier of the Year Award on behalf of his company. IFDA Chairman Bob Sledd (left), chairman of Performance Food Group, and IFDA President & CEO Mark Allen presented the award.|
Along with Tyson Foods, which received the highest score in the survey, IFDA also recognized the second and third ranking companies. These included Kellogg Food Away-From-Home, ranked second, and Ventura Foods LLC, ranked third.
"Each year we survey the IFDA membership and ask them to rate the effectiveness and performance of manufacturers that participate in the Partners Program," stated IFDA Chairman Robert Sledd during the award presentation. "Our goal in performing this survey is to recognize exceptional manufacturer performance in working with distributor customers."