IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Honors the Exceptional Careers

and Contributions of Hard-Working Professional Drivers

Record number of trucking safety heroes to be inducted to the 2021 Class of the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame

TDC_HOF_LOGOwPenske-(1).pngThe International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) celebrates the 71 inductees for the 2021 class of the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. The program casts a spotlight on the industry's top drivers for their outstanding records of service and safety. Since its inception, IFDA has worked tirelessly with its member companies to promote a culture of safety. The 2021 class is the largest in IFDA’s history.

“Given how challenging the past year has been, it’s exciting to honor these hard-working professional drivers who are truly essential to our economy, national security, and way of life,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “Our drivers are the heart of the foodservice distribution industry – enabling our member companies to safely and efficiently deliver food and supplies to professional kitchens across the country, even during times of crisis.”

The 2021 class will be honored at IFDA’s Distribution Solutions Conference (DSC), September 12-14, 2021 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The Truck Driver Hall of Fame program has been generously sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing.

2021 Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees

Phil Aasen
Harbor Wholesale 
Years of Service: 28
 
Harlan Akers
US Foods
Years of Service: 26
 
Steve Akers
US Foods
Years of Service: 35
 
Bernard Anatole
I Supply Company
Years of Service: 25
 
Marco Barragan
Vistar Southern California
Years of Service: 25
 
Gary Blevins
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 28
 
Toby Boesch
Vistar
Years of Service: 26
 
Larry Boulton
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 29
 
Bradley Bowers
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 31
 
Jeff Calhoun
US Foods
Years of Service: 31
 
Joseph Chlebus
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 31
 
George Cook
Vistar
Years of Service: 26
 
Bruce Cooley
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service: 33
 
Dreux Culbertson
US Foods
Years of Service: 26
 
Ron Daniel
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 25
 
Charles Fast
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 27
 
Tom Fazio
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 41
 
Blacey Futtner
Vistar
Years of Service: 26
 
Brian Gaines
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 26
 
Mike Good
Vistar
Years of Service: 30
 
Mike Grier
Perofrmance Food Group Customized
Years of Service: 25
 
Michael Harstad
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 33
 
David Hooey
US Foods
Years of Service: 27
 
Edward Irla
Vistar
Years of Service: 30

Michael Isenhart
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 30
 
Marty Jacobs
US Foods
Years of Service: 30
 
Randall Jansen
Vistar
Years of Service: 27
 
Jerome Johnson
US Foods
Years of Service: 27
 
Steve Johnson
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 33
 
Ed Kalinowski
Sysco Corporation
Years of Service: 29
 
Bill Kiefer
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 36
 
Jason King
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 28
 
Gary Kirk
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 32
 
Ralph Kops
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 29
 
Chris Kwiecinski
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 32
 
Don Latendre
Flanagan Food Service
Years of Service: 28
 
Lee Lauderbaugh
Henry's Foods
Years of Service: 33
Milton Lord
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 33
 
Joseph Lynch
US Foods
Years of Service: 37
 
David Malvin
Henrys Foods
Years of Service: 30
 
Rob Martens
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 26
 
Dan Martinez
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 30
 
Ed Masarik
US Foods
Years of Service: 42
 
Gary Meckes
US Foods
Years of Service: 29
 
Michael Mousseau
Vistar
Years of Service: 38
 
Leonard Norton
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 25
 
Phil Pacia
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 44
 
Sam Palya
US Foods
Years of Service: 28
 
Rick Parker
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 33
 
Phil Philips
Performance Food Group Customized
Years of Service: 25
 
Cameron Pinkham
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 35
 
Michael Posch
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 38
 
Roger Ricks
US Foods
Years of Service: 33
 
Douglas Rohde
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service: 34
 
Rod Rohrer
Sysco Corporation
Years of Service: 32
 
Tony Skinner
US Foods
Years of Service: 27
 
Jeffrey Skipper
Sysco Corporation
Years of Service: 27
 
Rodney Sowers
US Foods
Years of Service: 32
 
Charles Spence
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 27
 
David Spittell
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 25
 
Nathaniel Steele
US Foods
Years of Service: 31
 
Joseph Stein
Shamrock Foods Company
Years of Service: 33
 
Jamie Stevenson
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service: 27
 
Christopher Stewart
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 35
 
Kenneth Summerford
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 32
 
Richard Turner
US Foods
Years of Service: 30
 
Wayne Wallech
US Foods
Years of Service: 26
 
Eric Weaver
US Foods
Years of Service: 26
 
Jason West
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 26
 
Dan White
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service: 35
 
Alvin Wright
Vistar
Years of Service: 25
 
David Yocum
Feeser's Inc.
Years of Service: 28

Meet the 2020 IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees

Anderson.jpgChris Anderson
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 27
 
Jeff Bonner
Sysco Cleveland
Years of Service: 26
 
Carbeiner.jpgRick Carbiener
Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc.
Years of Service: 26
 
Robert Elliott
Feeser's
Years of Service: 28
 
hedrick.jpgRonald Hedrick
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 32
 
Kieffer.jpgCarl Kieffer
Performance Food Service
Years of Service: 35
 
Kincannon.jpgMerlyn Kincannon
Sysco Spokane
Years of Service: 25
 
Knapp.jpgRaymond Knapp
Eby-Brown Co. LLC
Years of Service: 30
 
Laforge.jpgEdward Laforge
Reinhart Foodservice LLC
Years of Service: 25
 
Light.jpgSteve Light
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 30
 
Mayfield.jpgMark Mayfield
Eby-Brown Co. LLC
Years of Service: 30
 
Mitchell.jpgRicky Mitchell
Sysco Foods Services of Virginia
Years of Service: 31
 
Nagle.jpgJohn Nagle
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 38
 
Parsley.jpgTimmy Parsley
Performance Food Group Customized Division
Years of Service: 26
 
Roberts-(1).jpgTimothy Roberts
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service: 37
 
Schwartz.jpgKevin Schwartz
Reinhart Foodservice LLC
Years of Service: 28
 
Stubblefield.jpgGary Stubblefield
Sysco North Texas
Years of Service: 36
 
Terrell.jpgPaul Terrell
Ben E. Keith
Years of Service: 25
 
Wise.jpgRodney Wise
Kast Distributors
Years of Service: 25
 
Youngs.jpgGary Youngs
Curtze Food Service
Years of Service: 38
Lorenzo Aspa
Y. Hata & Company, Ltd
Years of Service: 31
 
Joseph Brotherton
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 29
 
James Daniels
Dot Foods, Inc.
Years of Service: 26
 
Harold Folkema
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service: 33
 
Ardeen Iverson
Sysco Foods
Years of Service: 29
 
Tom Kilman
Performance Food Service
Years of Service: 35
 
Gale Klocke
Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc.
Years of Service: 28
 
Gregory Kriewaldt
Reinhart Foodservice LLC
Years of Service: 25
 
John Lannholm
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 35
 
Luis "Alfredo" Lopez
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 45
 
Stephen Milewski
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 26
 
Matthew Moran
Performance Foodservice NorthCenter
Years of Service: 29
 
Thomas Olivent
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 33
 
Edwin Ridge
PFG - Vistar
Years of Service: 31
 
Don Saugstad
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service: 31
 
Randy Severin
Upper Lakes Foods
Years of Service: 37
 
Chad Tadych
Sysco Western Minnesota
Years of Service: 26
 
Gregory Williams
PFG - Somerset
Years of Service: 25
 
Cleveland Wright
Performance Food Service
Years of Service: 29
 
William Zickus
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service: 30

Kenny Albrecht
Nicholas and Company
Salt Lake City, UT
30 Years of Service
 
James Altom
McLane Foodservice - Arlington
Arlington, TX
35 Years of Service
 
Sebastian Aoys
McLane Foodservice - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
28 Years of Service
 
Percy Ardoin
US Foods – Houston
Houston, TX
27 Years of Service
 
Alvin Armwood
McLane Foodservice - Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount, NC
40 Years of Service
 
Ronald Arnold
Performance Foodservice - Temple
Temple, TX
42 Years of Service
 
William “Dan” Ashby
Performance Foodservice - Thoms Proestler
Rock Island, IL
30 Years of Service
 
Phillip Bachor
US Foods - Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
28 Years of Service
 
William Banks
McLane Foodservice - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
28 Years of Service
 
Hugh Bayne
Merchants Grocery Company
Culpeper, VA
36 Years of Service
 
Dennis Bennett
Gordon Food Service
Wyoming, MI
38 Years of Service
 
Ryszard Borowik
Reinhart Foodservice - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
31 Years of Service
 
William “Ray” Boruff
US Foods - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
26 Years of Service
 
Richard Brann
Sysco - Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
25 Years of Service
 
Ricky Breneman
Dot Transportation
Mt. Sterling, IL
28 Years of Service
 
Ronald Burton
Performance Foodservice - Somerset
Somerset, KY
32 Years of Service
 
Ronald “Ronnie” Cheney
Performance Foodservice - Temple
Temple, TX
27 Years of Service
 
Steven Clark
McLane Foodservice - Houston
Houston, TX
29 Years of Service

Joseph Cmolik
Northern Haserot
Oakwood Village, OH
34 Years of Service
 
Anthony Colasanti
McLane Foodservice - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
30 Years of Service
 
Danial Curtis
Eby-Brown Company
Naperville, IL
30 Years of Service
 
Scott Dills
Reinhart Foodservice - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
27 Years of Service
 
Daniel Easton
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
26 Years of Service
 
James “Scott” Edwards
Performance Foodservice - North Center
Augusta, ME
34 Years of Service
 
David Elliott
Performance Foodservice - Temple
Temple, TX
26 Years of Service
 
Glenn Fisher
US Foods - Altoona
Altoona, PA
27 Years of Service
 
Robert “Andy” Fitzgerald
US Foods – Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
27 Years of Service
 
Victor Flores
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
28 Years of Service
 
Joe Frias
Performance Food Group – Vistar Northern California
Livermore, CA
25 Years of Service
 
Gaylen Giffin
US Foods - Altoona
Altoona, PA
32 Years of Service

Robert Hagerman
Performance Foodservice - Thoms Proestler
Rock Island, IL
28 Years of Service
 
Gene Harman
Performance Foodservice - Missouri
Springfield, MO
30 Years of Service

Richard Holloway
Performance Foodservice - Hickory
Hickory, NC
30 Years of Service
 
James Janssen
Dot Transportation
Mt. Sterling, IL
30 Years of Service
Larry “Denver” Jiles
US Foods - Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
38 Years of Service
 
Steven Jones
Dot Transportation
Mount Sterling, IL
26 Years of Service

Mark Kaukini
Suisan Company
Hilo, HI
26 Years of Service
 
Jeff Krupp
Northern Haserot
Oakwood Village, OH
30 Years of Service
 
Rick Lane
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
42 Years of Service
 
Robert “Bob” Linow
Henry's Foods
Alexandria, MN
29 Years of Service
 
Jose Lopez
Dot Transportation
Mt. Sterling, IL
26 Years of Service
 
Roger Lusk
US Foods - Lubbock
Lubbock, TX
40 Years of Service
 
Michael Mabry
McLane Foodservice - Riverside
Riverside, CA
28 Years of Service
 
Billy Martin
Performance Foodservice - Hickory
Hickory, NC
31 Years of Service
 
Eddie Martinez
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
25 Years of Service
 
John McInerney
Reinhart Foodservice - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
31 Years of Service
 
Michael McNabb
Reinhart Foodservice - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
31 Years of Service
 
Robert Miller
Shamrock Foods - Southern California
Eastvale, CA
28 Years of Service
 
Randy Morris
McLane Foodservice - Portland
Portland, OR
29 Years of Service
 
Michael Muehlfelt
McLane Foodservice - Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
26 Years of Service
 
Bradford Nooney
Performance Foodservice - Springfield
Springfield, MA
30 Years of Service
 
Jeffrey O'Neill Sr
Turner Dairy Farms
Pittsburgh, PA
33 Years of Service
 
Terry Osborne
Eby-Brown Company
Naperville, IL
30 Years of Service
 
Milomir “Butch” Palic
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
30 Years of Service

Donald Phelps
Reinhart Foodservice - Black River Produce
Rosemont, IL
27 Years of Service
 
Jason Pierce
Shamrock Foods - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
27 Years of Service
 
Donald Raabe
Gordon Food Service
Wyoming, MI
40 Years of Service
 
Wesley Raber
Eby-Brown Company
Springfield, OH
25 Years of Service
 
Bernard Rock
Reinhart Foodservice – Marshall
Marshall, MN
28 Years of Service
 
Ronald Rodych
Gordon Food Service - Canada
Winnipeg, MB
30 Years of Service
 
Steven Rouse
Reinhart Foodservice - Shawano
Shawano, WI
28 Years of Service
 
Gregory Shafer
Turner Dairy Farms
Pittsburgh, PA
33 Years of Service
 
Philip Trejo
Shamrock Foods - Colorado
Commerce City, CO
28 Years of Service
 
Robert White
Performance Foodservice - Ellenbee
Fairfield, OH
31 Years of Service
 
Ronald Wilkins
Reinhart Foodservice - Black River Produce
Rosemont, IL
33 Years of Service
 
William "Billy" Wilkinson
Ben E. Keith Co.
Fort Worth, TX
33 Years of Service
 
Curt Young
Turner Dairy Farms
Pittsburgh, PA
27 Years of Service

David Abbott
Nicholas and Company, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
35 Years of Service
 
Michael Berndt
Upper Lakes Foods Inc.
Cloquet, MN
30 Years of Service
 
Jack Bowman
Orrell's Foodservice, Inc.
Linwood, NC
29 Years of Service

Coy Breeden
Reinhart Foodservice LLC
Knoxville, TN
45 Years of Service
 
Alfredo Cardenaz
Ben E. Keith Co.
San Antonio, TX
25 Years of Service

Craig Creech
Reinhart Foodservice, LLC
Cincinnati, OH
45 Years of Service
 
Robert Ehrmann
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Sturtevant, WI
35 Years of Service
 
Leslie Fisher
Performance Food Group Customized Distribution
Lebanon, TN
30 Years of Service
 
Neil Hammargren
Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc.
Cedar Falls, IA
30 Years of Service
 
Kevin Heberlein
Dot Transportation, Inc.
Mt. Sterling, IL
31 Years of Service

Walter Houtz
Shamrock Foods Company
Phoenix, AZ
40 Years of Service
 
Keevil Ide
Suisan Company, Limited
Hilo, HI
39 Years of Service

Michael Jones
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
41 Years of Service
Dave Kibler
US Foods
Altoona, PA
32 Years of Service
 
Rocky Kopp
US Foods
Altoona, PA
32 Years of Service
 
James Mashburn
Dot Transportation, Inc.
Mt. Sterling, IL
32 Years of Service
 
Glen McEachern
Merchants Foodservice
Hattiesburg, MS
27 Years of Service
 
Mark (Tony) Miller
Stanz Foodservice, Inc.
South Bend, IN
31 Years of Service

Bud Norris
US Foods
Albuquerque, NM
26 Years of Service
 
Dean Olson
Reinhart Foodservice, LLC
La Crosse, WI
36 Years of Service
 
William (Billy) Overstreet
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Orlando, FL
40 Years of Service
 
Maxie Owens
Performance Food Group Customized Distribution
Gainesville, FL
25 Years of Service
 
Timothy Palkovic
Curtze Food Service
Erie, PA
41 Years of Service
 
Keith Schluter
Dot Transportation, Inc.
Mt. Sterling, IL
31 Years of Service
 
Bryan Simmons
Shamrock Foods Company
Phoenix, AZ
30 Years of Service
 
Brad Stelk
Shamrock Foods Company
Commerce City, CO
34 Years of Service