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Industry Council

We are proud to work with our Industry Partners to find new ways to address trends, improve products and enhance service. The Industry Council meets regularly to help us plan programs and create new ways in which to serve our members.

2018-19 Industry Council Members:

  • Lynn Pellegrini, AJ Letizio, Council Chair
  • Erica Biagetti, Guilford Public Schools, Co-Chair
  • Tacey Martinek,
  • Tanya Muldrow, Horizon Software
  • Charlie Nolan, Diamond Crystal Brands
  • Dennis O'Connor, American Patriot Sales
  • Allison Thurston, Thurston Foods
  • Tom Vajcovec, GMV Sales
  • Stuart Wisel, Key Impact Sales

SNACT is accepting applications for our open 2019-21 Industry Council positions.

Click here for the application.

The application is in word format and should download to your computer. If you have problems with the link, please contact

You can also complete the application on line

Click here for the online application

Thank you to everyone who has served on our Industry Council!  


Industry Sponsors

The support SNACT receives from our Industry Sponsors helps our organization be a voice for child nutrition in Connecticut and to offer school nutrition professionals valuable information, opportunities for professional development and more.

SNACT has three levels of sponsorship- Platinum, Gold and Silver- so Industry members can choose the package that is right for them. Each level offers complimentary or reduced cost booths at our annual trade show, as well as listings on this site, our magazine, The Nutmegger, and member rates to all SNACT events. SNACT sponsors are also eligible to sit on SNACT committees and to serve on SNACT's Industry Council.

Click here for our 2018-19 sponsor levels and benefits. SNACT sponsorship year begins on August 1 and ends on July 31.

Platinum Sponsors

Gordon Food Service, Tim Cipriano, 860-484-9333,

HPC Foodservice

HPC Foodservice, Roger Siering 860-760-3935


J.T.M Food Group

JTM Food Group, Jonathan Ford 513-503-6034


Love Your, Tacey Martinek 


New England Dairy & Food Council

New England Dairy & Food Council, Amanda Aldred 203-723-8924


SA Piazza

SA Piazza, Diana McCarthy,


Thurston Foods

Thurston Foods, Tim Thurston 800-982-2227

Gold Sponsors




Affinity Group InFusion, Sheri Cerruti 617-538-3317


AJ Letizio, Lynne Pellegrini 860-861-3162,

Asian Food Solutions  / Comida Vida

John Eberts,,  



B & C Sales, Rick Cannon, 716-713-3021,


Bake Crafters, Bruce Wright,, 336-706-2504


Bridgford Foods, Ryan Gardner


Cambro Manufacturing, Bill Gilmore Office 860-471-9767,


Conagra Foods, John Ricci (518) 312-6832

Domino's Smart Slice,  George Akroush,



E3 Commercial Kitchen Solutions, Dennis Reardon,

ES Foods

E S Foods, Vinny Giacinto,

EvanLEE Organics, Kelly Passerini,

General Mills, Dino Tessicini Office 203-758-2313, Cell 413-596-4196



Hadley Farms, Deborah Howard, 248-225-3010

Harris School Nutrition Solutions, Jason LeBlanc, 877-387-4846 x 265,

Kraft Heinz, Don Gordon, 203-565-2146,

J&J Snack Foods

J&J Snack Foods, Jack Ellison, 401- 623-0844



Juicy Juice /  Harvest Hill Christine Benoit 


Jones Dairy Farm, Jim Glynn, 781-710-5061,


Key Impact Sales and Systems, Stuart Wisel, 508.776.3553,


Kikkoman USA, Tim Taylor 516-466-0024,



Land O'Lakes, Tami Johnson

Mansfield Paper

Mansfield Paper Co, Suzanne Charette 413-781-2000

National Food Group, Tracey Smith, 248-560-2343

New England Ice Cream

New England Ice Cream Co., Rick Lewis 800-762-1552 x2023

Old Neighborhood

Old Neighborhood Foods / Thin' n Trim, Brian Scagliarini

Pilgrims Pride Gold Kist Farms

Pilgrims Pride/Goldkist, Teisha Robertson, 631-879-8346, 

 Red Gold

Red Gold, Todd Holmes 267-886-9148


Rich Chicks Gene McDonald, 209-879-4104


Safe and Fair Food Company, Alix Keating,


SFS of New England, Brian Jette,

Simplot, Antawan Smith,




Smuckers Christine Benoit 

Tasty Brands

Tasty Brands, Tim Campbell,



Tyson Foods, Pam Carter


Wade’s Dairy, Doug Wade 203-579-9233


Waypoint, Melissa DeCoffe



Yang's 5th Taste, Nancy Hartigan631-747-7579,

Silver Sponsors

Albie's, Heather Sawicki,

American Patriot Sales, Dave Nichols , Dennis O'Connor 413-221-9121,,

Apple and Eve Beverage Group, Susan Yazdzik

Bongards Creamery, Joe D'Antoni 612-270-9015

Bonzers, Nicole Stacy

CF Sauer, Rick Riga,

GMV Sales Associates/ Rational, Tom Vajcovec,

Heartland School Solutions, Mary Ryan 800-724-9853
Hershey's Ice Cream,  Bob Morgan,
Horizon Software, Tanya Muldrow
Kellogg’s, Cary Zelich,
Los Cabos, Diane Martin
Mrs. T's, Georgine Miley
PepsiCo Foodservice / Frito Lay, Svetlana Kasem-Beg

Peterson Farms Fresh, Inc., Marty Zablonski

Rosati Ices Nick DeKam, 

Sky Blue Bakery, Carol Pirog,

Source Atlantique / Smokewoods Gale Hay,

Super Bakery, Melissa DeCoffe

Garner Foods / Texas Pete, Nikki Green,

Upstate Niagara Kim Storie,

Warehouse Store Fixture Co, David Silverman 203-575-0111