3-A SSI Leadership and Staff

Board of Directors

Chair, Chris Hylkema (IAFP), Dairy Products Specialist, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services

Vice Chair, Carianne Endert-Klaasen (IAFP Alt.) Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

Secretary, Rick Heiman (IDFA) Director, Corporate Hygiene, Dairy Farmers of America

Treasurer, Jim LeClair (FPSA) Fluid Handling Commercial Manager, Alfa Laval

John T. Allan, III, MS (IDFA) International Dairy Foods Association

Kenneth Anderson (IAFP) Harold Wainess & Associates

Lyle Clem (FPSA) ESC

Paul Dix Chair, 3-A Steering Committee

Dennis Glick (USDA) USDA, AMS Dairy Programs

Kathrina Reed​ (IDFA) General Mills

Scott Lodermeier (FPSA) Component Sales/Project Manager, Powder Process Solutions

Greg Marconnet Chair, Communications & Education Committee

Allen R. Sayler Chair, TPV Coordinating Committee

Stephen Walker (FDA Alt.) FDA

3-A SSI Staff

A full-time professional staff coordinates the various programs and services of 3-A SSI. These staff members have substantial experience in serving the unique needs of 3-A SSI. They understand the important role of 3-A SSI and are committed to helping 3-A SSI achieve its mission.

Timothy R. Rugh, CAE
Executive Director
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Michael S. Drumm
Director of Operations
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Eric H. Schweitzer
Director, Standards & Certification
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2019-2020 Lyle ClemElectrol Specialties Company

2017-2018 David Kedzierski, Vice President - Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cabot Cheese

2015–2016 Carl Buell (Leprino Foods), International Dairy Foods Association

2013–2014 Lou Beaudette, (Admix, Inc.), Food Processing Suppliers Association

2011–2012 Ron Schmidt, (University of Florida), International Association for Food Protection

2009–2010 Dan Meyer, American Dairy Products Institute

2007–2008 Gregory A. Marconnet (Kraft Foods), International Dairy Foods Association

2005–2006 David W. Tharp, International Association for Food Protection

2004 Stephen M. Perry, International Association of Food Industry Suppliers

2003 Charles W. Bray, International Association of Food Industry Suppliers


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1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-785-9500
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