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AMI Honors Phil Clemens, Chairman and CEO, Clemens Family Corporation, with Industry Advancement Award

Saturday, October 18, 2008
 

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Phil Clemens, chairman and CEO, Clemens Family Corporation, Hatfield, Penn., was honored today by the American Meat Institute (AMI) with its highest award: the Industry Advancement Award.

The Clemens Family Corporation, which includes Hatfield Quality Meats, is known for its high ethical standards, fair business practices and generosity toward its community.  Clemens has served many organizations, including the Philadelphia Food Bank and North Penn United Way.  Hatfield was among the first to embrace chaplain programs as a service to employees in need, and he shared his company’s positive experience with others as a ‘best practice.’ 

Similarly, Clemens has shared the benefit of his experience as a family business executive through lectures at universities nationwide, most recently at the AMI Foundation’s own Family Business Workshop at Loyola of Chicago. He has served on AMI’s Board and Executive Committee and as an Officer and AMI’s elected Chairman. 

“Phil has been a tireless servant of our industry for decades and a moral compass for many of us,” said AMI Chairman Dave Miniat, who presented the award. “I am happy to pay tribute to my colleague and friend.”

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 United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.

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