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Nine New Leaders elected to join the AMI Board of Directors

Thursday, October 27, 2005

(Chicago, IL) Nine new members of the AMI Board of Directors were elected today to serve three year terms on the Board. The new Board members were elected during AMI’s Annual Business Meeting, which was held during AMI’s International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Convention and Exposition, part of Worldwide Food Expo ’05, in Chicago.
New members of AMI’s Board of Directors Include

• Jeffery Ettinger, president & COO, Hormel Foods Corporation
• Rick Fahle, president & CEO, Fairbank Farms
• Tom Hayes, business unit leader, pork, Cargill Meat Solutions Company
• Francois Leger, president, FPL Foods LLC
• Russ Martin, president, F.R. Drake Company
• Michel McCain, president & CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
• Jim Ransom, president, Curwood, Inc.
• Eldon Roth, president, BPI, Inc.
• John Stewart, president/CEO, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC

“These esteemed individuals bring years of industry experience and a diverse perspective on the meat and poultry industry that will help AMI be prepared for the challenges of the near future,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI's members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the U.S. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the industry. Its affiliate, the AMI Foundation, is a separate 501(c)3 organization that conducts research, education and information projects for the industry.

For more information contact:
David Ray
Vice President, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs

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