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Meat Institute to Honor Industry Leaders at IPPE

Thursday, January 5, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

NAMI will honor industry leaders at its Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon during the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The luncheon, which is scheduled to take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center, will feature Damian Mason, professional speaker, entertainer, writer and business owner, specializing in entertaining and informative messages for business reinvention and agriculture audiences.

This year's honorees include: Greg Benedict, former chief operating officer and president at American Foods Group; Michael Gangel, president of Chad Company, Inc.; John Link, founder and chairman of the board of Jack Link's Protein Snacks; Jeff Sindelar, Ph.D., associate professor and extension meat specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Keith Belk, Ph.D., professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University; and Provisur Technologies.

The Meat Institute also will present the recipients of the Environmental Recognition Awards, which are given to companies that demonstrate a dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems. In addition, the Institute will honor the winners of the Environmental Achievement Awards, which recognize member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and implementing innovative plan upgrades or environmental programs.

NAMI packer and processor members are welcome to attend as part of their complimentary registration in the Members to Atlanta program.

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