TICA 2024 Leadership

Who are the leaders behind TICA? They are the individuals who are committed to elevating our industry and attracting new members to one of the strongest regional, national, and international associations of ice cream leaders in the world. They are committed to highlighting all aspects of the industry such as mobile vending, direct store delivery, ice cream manufacturing, and ice cream brokering. These are the people who wake up every day with the goal of improving our industry through the exchange of best practices, targeted training, special events, expanded resources, strengthened networking through social opportunities, and much more.

Executive Committee

Mike Gardner, Rich's Ice Cream

Marc Santini, Yumi Ice Cream

Luconda Dager, Velvet Ice Cream

Industry Liaison
Melissa Leung, TransCold Distribution


Immediate Past President
Bruce Ginsberg, New England Ice Cream



Distributor Division Directors

Darrell Roberts, Yumi Ice Cream Co. (Lead)

Max Ginsberg, New England Ice Cream Corp.

Steve Heckathorn, Cold Front Distribution

Daniel Morales, Big Boy Ice Cream/Big Boy Concessions

Suhail Rifaie, Sweetheart Ice Cream


Manufacturer Division Directors

Randy Martin, Wells Enterprises, Inc. (Lead)

 Scott Nance, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

Rich Oloffson, Mars Ice Cream

Mark Servaes, Tropicale Foods, Inc.

Dharmesh Vadchhedia, Unilever


Service Provider Division Directors

Scott Hoff, MRV Marketing (Lead)

Eduardo Navarro, Great Dane

Joe Parrino, Excellence Industries


Marketing Committee Directors

Jonathan Touhill, IntegraSys (Lead)

Alina Palenzuela, Ice Cream Distributors of Florida

Jaime Miller, Wonder Ice Cream


Honorary Directors

Steve Feldman

Jay Schwartz

Eric Walsh


TICA Headquarters

Amanda Bolinsky, Executive Director

Lindsey Strange, Associate Director

View a list of past presidents.