IFDA solutions conference

The IFDA Solutions Conference

September 23-25, 2024

Kansas City, Missouri

Highlighting Heroes: IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame Recognizes Safety Excellence

Since its inception, IFDA has worked tirelessly with its member companies to promote a culture of safety. In addition to the annual IFDA Truck Driving Championship, the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame casts a spotlight on the industry’s top drivers for their outstanding records of service and safety. 

“The foodservice distribution industry has a tradition of excellent and safe drivers, but these professionals are truly exceptional,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “We are grateful to have skilled drivers of this caliber in our industry, ensuring a safe and efficient food supply for professional kitchens across the country.”

truck driving championship winners

Induction

Being inducted into the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame is a lifetime honor. There are over 130,000 foodservice distribution drivers currently on the road, but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service are eligible for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame.

To be eligible, the driver must have at least 25 years of employment with an IFDA Member Company with no chargeable accidents over that timeframe. They may not have any moving violations within the five years before the nomination. 

2023 Truck Driver Hall of Fame Inductees

Anthony Angeli
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 28

Mark Archuleta
Shamrock Foods
Years of Service – 25

Stephen Arnold
Sysco Denver
Years of Service – 38

Victor Barreiro
Freshpoint Southern California
Years of Service – 48

Kenneth Basel
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 30

Robert Becker
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service – 32

Wayne Benesch
Upper Lakes Foods, Inc.
Years of Service – 31

Brian Bennett
Northern Haserot
Years of Service – 31

Furry Boyd
US Foods
Years of Service – 43

Dean Brevoort
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service – 32

David Broehl
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 34

David Brown
Gordon Food Service – Edmonton
Years of Service – 30

Robert Caballero
Ben E. Keith Co.
Years of Service – 26

Joseph Casagranda
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 27

Jose Corona
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 25

Marcel Crossland
Sysco San Francisco
Years of Service – 40

Jeff Czapiewski
US Foods
Years of Service – 36

Frank Debellis
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 30

Shawn Dela Torres
Shamrock Foods
Years of Service – 27

Steven Killgore
Sysco San Francisco
Years of Service – 40
 
David Landry
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 32
 
Troie Lane
PFG Customized
Years of Service – 25

William Rourke
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 25

Michael Rush
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 28

Chad Syhlman
Martin Bros. Distributing Co. Inc.
Years of Service – 25

Matt Syhlman
Martin Bros. Distributing Co. Inc.
Years of Service – 25

William Tanis
Sysco Grand Rapids
Years of Service – 38

Steven Telep
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service – 35

John Williams
Sysco Central California
Years of Service – 38

Robbie Williams
US Foods
Years of Service – 36

Willie Denton
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 29
 
Donn Dricos
Gordon Food Service – Vancouver
Years of Service – 26
 
David Eberly
Sysco Denver
Years of Service – 38
 
David Engleson
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 27
 
Brooks Evans
US Foods
Years of Service – 25
 
Ronald Felton
Freshpoint Central Florida
Years of Service – 39
 
Billy Ford
Sysco Acadiana-Shreveport
Years of Service – 38
 
David Gardner
Sysco Jackson
Years of Service – 37
 
Lyle Goodman Jr.
Sysco Arizona
Years of Service – 36
 
Bob Graff
Sysco Seattle
Years of Service – 38
 
Paul Griffin
US Foods
Years of Service – 31
 
David Hale
Sysco Knoxville-Chattanooga
Years of Service – 37
 
Troy Hall
Shamrock Foods
Years of Service – 25
 
George Hancock
Sysco Denver
Years of Service – 40
 
Steve Hebdon
US Foods
Years of Service – 25
 
Jimmy Henry
Sysco Central Pennsylvania
Years of Service – 37
 
Alejandro Herrera
Freshpoint Southern California
Years of Service – 42
 
Forrest Horne
US Foods
Years of Service – 36
 
David Jackson
Sysco Boston
Years of Service – 46
 
Art Jenkins
US Foods
Years of Service – 25
 
Steve Jonas
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 26
 
Richard Jones
US Foods
Years of Service – 40

Alicia Seyler
US Foods
Years of Service – 27

Howard Shaw
Performance Food Group
Years of Service – 26

Roger Skaja
Nicholas & Co. Inc.
Years of Service – 25

Derrick Smith
US Foods
Years of Service – 33

Ronald Tice
Sysco Syracuse
Years of Service – 42

Chuck Voyles
CRS OneSource
Years of Service – 29

Ronald Joe Wells
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 27

Wesley White
Sysco Memphis
Years of Service – 36

Jerry Leibold
US Foods
Years of Service – 36

Chris Lewis
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 26

Mickey Lint
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 34

Kevin Lock
Gordon Food Service – Vancouver
Years of Service – 30

Randy Lynn
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 25

Chad Madden
Core-Mark
Years of Service – 32

Eric Markley
US Foods
Years of Service – 28

Fidel Marquez
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 25

Miguel Martinez
PFG Customized
Years of Service – 35

Ruben Matos
Freshpoint Connecticut
Years of Service – 37

Michael McCarthy
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 29

Donald McFarlin Jr.
Sysco Houston
Years of Service – 38

Lovelle Montgomery
Northern Haserot
Years of Service – 31

Ed Morgan
Gordon Food Service – Edmonton
Years of Service – 30

Thomas Murray
Gordon Food Service
Years of Service – 38

Jeffrey Oakes
Sysco Central Pennsylvania
Years of Service – 38

Pat Osif
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 29

Tony Owen
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 25

Donnie Peirce
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 34

Joseph Pytel
Performance Foodservice
Years of Service – 31

Michael Rodriguez
Sysco Central California
Years of Service – 36

Toribio Rosales
Performance Food Group
Years of Service – 28

Charles Windham
McLane Foodservice
Years of Service – 30

Donald Woodard
PFG Customized
Years of Service – 26

David Young
Foodpro
Years of Service – 44

Daniel Zucco
Sysco Raleigh
Years of Service – 36

Eleuterio Zuniga
Buckhead Houston – Sysco
Years of Service – 37