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    FMI Names Executive Director, Wholesaler Division

    WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here said yesterday it named Jeff Rumachik executive director of its wholesaler division. Rumachik replaces Jack Block, who retired from FMI on Dec. 31, 2005.

    WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here said yesterday it named Jeff Rumachik executive director of its wholesaler division. Rumachik replaces Jack Block, who retired from FMI on Dec. 31, 2005.

    In this role, Rumachik will provide overall direction for FMI's wholesaler member segment and manages all aspects of the Wholesaler Advisory Board and its committees. His responsibilities include developing and implementing wholesaler member retention and recruitment, facilitating member-to-member networking opportunities, and identifying and communicating key issues and trends of importance to wholesalers.

    "Jeff is a tremendous asset to FMI's wholesaler division," said Tim Hammonds, FMI president and c.e.o., in a statement. "His extensive food industry experience and leadership skills serve our members well."

    Rumachik continues to serve as group director of field services, which he has led since March 2000. In this position, he provides overall direction for the field services business unit and is responsible for developing member retention, recruitment, and marketing strategies. Prior to this position, Rumachik served as FMI's regional director for the central U.S. He joined FMI in 1991.

    Rumachik previously served as a retail counselor and an instructor of supermarket management training at Supervalu, Inc. He was a store manager at Sentry Foods in Kenosha, Wisc. for more than 10 years.

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