IFMA names Oberkfell COO, eventual successor to retiring chief exec Licata

CHICAGO —Lawrence Oberkfell has taken the newly created post of chief operating officer for the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, based here.

Oberkfell is expected to succeed Michael J Licata, IFMA’s longtime president and chief executive, who plans to retire later this year. In the meantime, Oberkfell will oversee the trade group’s day-to-day operations and implement policies and objectives established by Licata and the IFMA board.

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