GMA Presents Wakefern President with Industry Award

Joe Sheridan, President and COO of Wakefern Food Corp., was recognized by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) with the 2012 Industry Collaboration Leadership Award. This distinction was presented to Mr. Sheridan during the President’s Dinner at the GMA Executive Conference on Monday, August 27, 2012.

The Industry Collaboration Leadership Award recognizes an industry leader who has demonstrated excellence in fostering significant collaboration amongst trading partners and programs throughout their career that better serve the consumer.

“Joe Sheridan is a leader who possesses the vision and determination to confront the challenges and opportunities facing the CPG industry, and who knows that collaboration among trading partners is the key to responsible growth,” said Pamela G. Bailey, President and CEO of GMA. “Joe has been instrumental in building industry collaboration on key initiatives such as the Rapid Recall Exchange and other business building areas that help us serve the consumer better and more completely.”

Mr. Sheridan has also demonstrated the importance of trading collaboration by serving as Chairman of the National Grocers Association. He is a member of the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Food Marketing Institute. He is also a board member of GS 1, a non-profit organization that designs and manages standards for the global supply chain.

“This recognition is truly an honor and is a testimony to the member-driven culture and entrepreneurial spirit of Wakefern,” said Mr. Sheridan. “We are grateful to GMA for its continued support of the industry, as a whole, as we move into a new phase of our business’ history.”

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