Who We Are

We are a national non-profit organization comprised of diverse individuals dedicated to the success of the California Grocers Association and Western Association of Food Chains conventions. We are committed to developing the industry leaders of tomorrow.

The Illuminators
  • Headlite – Jim French, Co-Sales Northern California
  • Sidelite – Dave Dimond, Milton’s Baking Company
  • Spotlite – Mark Olejnik, C & H Sugar Company –ASR Group
  • Tailite – Paul Kamholz, PECO Pallet
  • Advisory Officers – Willie Crocker, Bimbo Bakeries USA
    Ed Hepler, The Hain-Celestial Group
    Jim Van Gorkom, NuCal Foods, Inc.
  • Historian – Mickie Sharp-Villanueva, The Performance Group

Many thanks to The Illuminators for their continued, generous support of the CGA Strategic Conference and for providing the outstanding meal functions and enhancing the conference social events.

Illuminator Sponsored Events:

Conference Breakfast & Lunch
Monday and Tuesday – September 28 & 29, 2015

Silent Auction
Available during regular exhibit hall hours in the main exhibit floor

Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 27, 2015 – 8:00 AM Shotgun Start
Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage CA

Join us and help “Spread the Lite of Good Fellowship” within the Retail Food Industry. Visit www.Illuminators.org to learn more about becoming an Illuminator member.