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BUD HILTON - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CEO

Bud Hilton's career has a rich background encompassing over 45 years in foodservice. Bud spent 10 years with Greyhound Corporation. At Greyhound's Armour Meats Division, Bud worked in and later managed various beef and pork operations and piloted Armour's original entry into the boxed beef and prepared entrée businesses.

After leaving Armour/Greyhound, Bud spent 11 years with Beatrice Foods, as a Region, Division, and National Sales and Marketing Manager. Bud moved to Chicago and was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Beatrice Refrigerated Foods Company, which consisted of 5 Beatrice Center-of-the-Plate, protein companies.

After the 1985 leverage buy-out of Beatrice Foods, Bud left corporate life, moved to Florida and in 1986 founded Answers Systems. Answers Systems is a Florida-based, trade promotion management company dedicated to working with manufacturers, operators and distributors serving various food channels. Employing over 130 full-time employees, Answers Systems is the recognized authority in business intelligence solutions for the industry.

Bud is very visible on the speaker circuit for organizations such as IFMA (International Foodservice Manufacturers Association), COEX (Chain Operator Exchange) the NRA (National Restaurant Association), and many other industry groups.

Bud graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Business Technology. He has been a long time IFMA member, serves on its Education Committee, assisted in developing and implementing the initial IFMA Marketing course and the IFMA National Account Education and Training program . . . having then spent 8 years instructing these programs at the Notre Dame campus. Bud is a past recipient of the IFMA Sparkplug Award and the 2000 William J. Tobin Industry Award for Excellence in Education Training.

Bud resides in Tampa, Florida.

 

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