K-12 Blog

March 2015 – The Start of 2015/2016 Bid Season!

Posted: April 17, 2015

A Message from Your Industry Representative,

Welcome to the start of 2015/2016 Bid Season—however, I know for many of us, every day is bid day!

In the last Industry Insider, I spoke of challenges we all face as a direct impact from the current bid/procurement processes. Let me share with you the steps we have taken so far. There was a vigorous discussion at the Industry Advisory Board meeting at SNIC. As a result, we have created a Task Force to really dive into this subject. The first call took place on February 17, and we had a meeting on March 1 at LAC. There will be more details to share as more work is completed.

In closing, I assure you that these challenges are a top priority for SNA. We need everyone to work together to resolve these challenges and set-in place the best practice processes moving forward.

Let me know what else I can do to better represent you!

Gary D. Vonck
KeyImpact Sales & Systems
SNA Industry Representative

Published in – Industry Insider: News from SchoolNutrition.org Vol. 13, No. 3 – March 16, 2015

About the Author:


Gary Vonck

VP - Education Division

Gary Vonck has been with KeyImpact since 2007, adding to an impressive 40-year foodservice career. His knowledge and passion for child nutrition are unsurpassed. Gary oversees the Education Division, which includes sales, bid, and commodity teams across the entire nation.

Gary is an active member of the SNA and was the first and only broker/agency representative on the School Nutrition Association’s Industry Advisory Board, as the appointed Industry Representative, in 2008 and again 2014. Gary has also served on numerous SNA Task Forces and co-chaired several SNA events. Gary was also on the NSFMI national advisory council. In January 2013, Gary was awarded the Silver Friend of Child Nutrition FAME Award.

Gary Vonck is based in Illinois and can be reached at gvonck@kisales.com.