Washington, DC—The U.S. Hide, Skin & Leather Association (USHSLA) announced today the appointment of John J. Reddington as its new president. Reddington is a 23-year veteran of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) who has served in posts worldwide. He joins USHSLA Nov. 5, 2002.
In his last position at FAS, he
served as the director of the Dairy, Livestock
and Poultry Division. He also served as
special assistant to the FAS deputy
administrator, counselor for agricultural
affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil,
assistant deputy administrator for analysis,
deputy director of the Tobacco, Cotton and
Seeds Division and as an agricultural attaché
in New Zealand, Pakistan and the Netherlands.
He began his career at FAS as an economist in
the Oilseeds and Products
Reddington currently is
president of his export consulting firm,
American International Agribusiness Alliance,
in Arlington, VA.
broad experience in international trade and
government agencies in Washington is an asset
to the U.S. Hide, Skin & Leather
Association,” said AMI President and CEO J.
Reddington will serve as
a liaison with numerous allied trade
associations and represent the industry’s
interests in Washington, DC. The association
constantly monitors matters affecting the
industry and participates in programs involving
export sales reporting, export statistics and
hide price reporting.
a bachelor’s degree in resource economics
from the University of Massachusetts and a
master’s degree in agricultural economics
from Purdue University. He also participated
in the Department of State’s Senior Seminar
from 1993 to 1994.
USHSLA is the
exclusive representative of the hide and skin
industry in the U.S. Member companies include
meat packers, hide processors, brokers, dealers
Former Foreign Agricultural Service Official John J. Reddington Appointed President of U.S. Hide, Skin & Leather AssociationFriday, November 1, 2002
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