AMI names Ettinger as chairman
Elected to the chairmanship for 2009-2010 is Jeffrey Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Hormel Foods Corporation.
Dennis Vignieri, president and CEO of Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., will serve as vice-chairman for 2009-2010.
Larry Odom, chairman, CEO and president of Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Inc. will serve as treasurer.
Elected to serve as secretary for the 2009-2010 term is Nick Meriggioli. Meriggioli is president of Oscar Mayer, a Kraft Foods Business Unit.
Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Seaboard Foods, becomes immediate past chairman. J. Patrick Boyle was reelected by the AMI membership to serve a 12th year as the Institute’s president and CEO.
“This upcoming year looks to be one that will be filled with opportunities to address issues of great importance like continued advances in food safety, sustainable business practices, immigration reform and export enhancement,” said Boyle. “The leadership and diverse experience of these new AMI officers will be critical in our efforts to continue to advance this industry. I look forward to working with them to achieve our common goals."