McLean, Va. (FPSA) — The Food Processing Suppliers Association announced that David Seckman will join the association as President and CEO this August. He will succeed Dr. George Melnykovich who is retiring this year after 23 years as President of FPSA.
In making the announcement, Barry Shoulders, President of Packaging Technologies and Chairman of the Board of FPSA, stated: “We are pleased to have an individual with David’s vast experience and a superb record of accomplishments take the helm at a most significant time in our association’s history”. FPSA recently announced a new partnership with the Institute of Food Technologists. FPSA will co-locate its tradeshow, Process Expo, with the IFT Annual Conference and Food Expo beginning in July of 2010. “David Seckman”, continued Barry Shoulders, ‘is keenly aware of the challenges facing the global food and beverage industry and he is uniquely qualified to lead FPSA to meet those challenges successfully”.
David Seckman comes to FPSA from the Natural Products Association where he was the CEO for the past 9 years. Prior to NPA, Seckman was with the American Health Care Association in Washington. He has vast experience in tradeshow development and management as well as international outreach, two program areas of great importance to FPSA. He has a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.A. from the University of Illinois.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.
FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Confectionary, Dairy, Fruits & Vegetable, Ingredients & Flavors and Meat sectors.