Land O'Lakes Central Zone Consumer Sales Director Don Nebhan was recently selected 37th President of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA).

Nebhan has served on the IDDBA Board of Directors since 1992, where he has enjoyed building relationships and being involved with the Association. His selection as President, Nebhan says, reflects Land O'Lakes reputation and status in the foods industry.

"This honor recognizes Land O'Lakes' position as a leader in the deli industry," Nebhan said. "And, it has helped us gain new business through recognition, credibility, and exposure."

The IDDBA 2001 Annual Seminar and Expo, "Northern Lights," will be held in Minneapolis this year, where cutting edge equipment and ideas will be displayed.

"The Expo offers a venue for manufacturers and retailers to get together to share information and move the industry forward," Nebhan said.

The IDDBA, founded in 1964, helps its 85,000 members (manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, brokers, and many others) enhance their economic position by providing opportunities for professional dialogue, education, exchange of industry data and selling opportunities. It has evolved over the years to reflect the changing scope of member needs in the dairy, deli, bakery and related industries. IDDBA members meet the challenges of today's business world by exchanging information and ideas, participating in educational programs, and networking.

Nebhan joined Land O'Lakes in 1987 after building his career with Campbell Soup, Decker Food Company, Inc. and Hickory Farms, among others.

Land O'Lakes (http://www.landolakesinc.com) is a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative, with sales approaching $6 billion. Land O'Lakes does business in all fifty states and more than fifty countries. It is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the U.S.; serves its international customers with a variety of food and animal feed ingredients; and provides farmers and local cooperatives with an extensive line of agricultural supplies (feed, seed, crop nutrients and crop protection products) and services.