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AWARD WINNERS
2019 Co-Supplier of the Year Award
Joe Petrone, Horizon Sales Corp.
Joe Petrone is an over 50-year veteran of the food industry, starting at Southern California supermarket retailer Vons Grocery Co. while still in High School. After stints at Reynolds Tobacco, Wells Brokerage Co.,  and 35 years at Bradshaw, moving up to Executive Vice President of Grocery, he landed at Horizon Sales, where he has been for several years, managing their Wall Deli Division. Joe will be retiring from our industry soon, and we thank Joe for his continued support and congratulate him on this very well-deserved award.  

DDBC Bud Moorman Scholarship Foundation

The DDBC organization is dedicated to the principle that professionals in all areas of the perishable food industry are essential. 
Scholarships are an extension of the educational programs that the DDBC organization provides. Money for these scholarships is raised by the members of the council and is generated from generous donations and fund raisers including opportunity drawings at various events.

Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Winners!

MacKenzie Anderson – Canisius College
Peyton Baird – University of Mississippi
Emily Gillmore – Cal Lutheren University
Molly Gillmore – Cal. Lutheren University
Amy Gutierrez - Cal Poly Pomona
Hayley Hensley – Univ. San Diego
Alison Horsburgh – Cal State San Marcos
Brooke Jackson – Concordia University
Holly Jackson – Irvine Valley7 College
Chloe Jiannino – Orange Coast & Golden West College
Cole Jiannino – Northern Arizona University
Divina Mesropian – Cal. Baptist
Gabrielle Mesropian – Cal. Baptist
Grace Mesropian – Cal. Baptist
Trent Posey – Whittier College
Ashley Sanders – Cal State San Marcos
Aimee Uehara – Laguna College of Art & Design
2019 Retailer of the Year Award
Patrick Posey, Bristol Farms
Patrick "Pat" Posey serves as Vice-President of Non-Perishable Procurement and Merchandising at Bristol Farms. Pat's start in the grocery industry was as a Courtesy Clerk ["BoxBoy"], working at the Ralphs Grocery store in Anaheim, CA in 1984, learning the business "from the ground up".  He worked his way up the ladder at Ralphs and later Food-4-Less, through several management positions including Store Director and other special assignments. Posey was later lured away to growing upscale grocery retailer Bristol Farms, where his career has flourished moving up to Director of Sales & Advertising for 15 years before landing in his current position. Pat has received many prestigious food industry awards,  this additional award is well-deserved, and we congratulate him for being the 2019 DDBC Retailer of the Year!
2019 Hall of Fame Inductee
Lisa Juarez, Fresh Source, LLC

Lisa Juarez serves as the Business Development Manager for FreshSource, LLC, a premier National Sales & Merchandising Solutions company. She started her food industry career at Southern California food broker Bromar & Associates, then spent five years at poultry manufacturer Zacky Foods, moved to Nestle Foods for three years, did a seven year stint at Bar-S, three years at Cacique and has been at FreshSource for the past three years. Lisa served on the DDBC Board of Directors from 2006-2011, including a year as President in 2010. She also received the DDBC's Supplier of the Year award in 2012 and served as DDBC Seminar General Chairperson in 2012. Please join is in saluting Lisa Juarez on her induction into the DDBC Hall of Fame for her outstanding service to our industry and the DDBC. 
March 2020
Josh Baum
Savi Sales & Mkt.
[To be awarded at March 2020 Meeting]
February 2020
Carmen Dauer
DPI Specialty Foods
[To be awarded at June 2020 Meeting]

November 2019
Mary Crocker 
Alta-Dena Dairy
Willie Crocker
Bimbo Bakeries
Hall of Fame and Retailer/Supplier Awards
The purpose of these awards is to recognize an individual or individuals that have contributed unselfishly of their time and talent to continue the forward movement of the Dairy-Deli-Bakery Council. This honor also reflects on the company with whom the recipient(s) represents.
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2019 Co-Supplier of the Year Award
Tom Buddig, Carl Buddig & Co.
Tom Buddig started his career in the food industry working in the family business which was founded in 1943 by his grandfather, Carl Buddig. Tom is a third-generation member of the company, following his father Robert into the business in the early 1970's. He worked his way up from Territory Manager, Regional Manager and National Sales Manager, he was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Marketing. We congratulate Tom on his very well-deserved award and thank him for many decades of support of the DDBC and other Food Industry Organizations.   
December 2020
Lulu Vargas
Magnolia Foods
September 2019
Bob Sopko
Harvest Hill - SunnyD
July 2019
Maria Romero
Smart & Final
October 2019
Rose Bueno
Jons Marketplace