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Five AMI Members Elected to Serve Three-Year Terms On American Meat Institute's Board of Directors

Thursday, October 28, 1999

Chicago, IL, October 28, 1999—Five American Meat Institute (AMI) members have been elected to the Institute’s Board of Directors to serve three-year terms from 1999 to 2002. The new Board members were elected during AMI's Annual Business Meeting, which was held during Worldwide Food Expo ‘99, October 28-31, in Chicago, IL.

The new members include:

  • Bill Buckner, president, Excel Corporation in Wichita, KS
  • Leonard Byrne, president, Cryovac Division, Sealed Air Corporation in Duncan, SC
  • Arthur Follenweider, president, Swissland Packing Company in Ashkum, IL
  • Phillip Hinderaker, president, ALKAR in Lodi, WI
  • David Miniat, president, Ed Miniat, Inc., in Homewood, IL

    The new members will be joined by John Simons, president and COO of ConAgra Beef Companies in Greeley, CO, and Dwight Stiehl, president and CEO of Rose Packing Company, Inc., in Barrington, IL. Simons and Stiehl were elected to finish the three-year AMI Board of Directors terms for, respectively, Thomas Manuel, president and COO of ConAgra’s Trading and Processing Companies and William Rose, who recently retired as president of Rose Packing Company, Inc.

    “These individuals bring to the Board of Directors years of industry experience and a wide perspective on the meat and poultry industry that will help AMI meet the challenges of the coming years,” said AMI President 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. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations services, conducts scientific and economic research, offers marketing and technical assistance and sponsors education programs.

  • For more information contact:
    Janet Riley
    Vice President, Public Affairs
    James Ratchford
    Manager, Public Affairs

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