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ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANIZATIONS: USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), Stone Mountain, Ga. Steve Monroe, manager of export sales at Sanderson Farms, waselected chairman of the board for 2016-17, succeeding outgoing chairman Jim Wayt, managing director of Intervision Foods. Wayt will also remain on the executive committee as past-chairman. Also elected to the executive committee were Marc Killebrew, vice president of international sales at Tyson Foods, as first vice chairman; and Butch Johnson, director of Globex International USA, as second vice chairman. Joel Coleman, vice president and general manager of international sales at Butterball, was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Rounding out the executive committee are Ryan Downes, sales manager at Farbest Foods, as new at-large member; and Scott Chapman, vice president of industry relations at Lineage Logistics, as associate member-at-large. Neil Carey, director of international sales for Simmons Prepared Foods, was re-named chairman of the marketing committee. New board members to marketing committee include Mark Barrett, vice president of U.S. division for Lamex Foods; Mike Briggs, partner at Vilas and Co.; Bill Duggan, vice president of Maersk Line; Daniel Fripp, manager of commodity and international sales for Foster Farms; Fabio Sandri, president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Jay Maxwell, export sales manager of Jennie-O Turkey Store; John Patchoski, international sales coordinator of Koch Foods; Martin Piffaretti, vice president of export sales for Eastern Poultry; and Sujith Niyangoda, managing director of e&e Global. Board members elected to 3-year terms ending in 2019 are Barrett, Briggs, Downes, Duggan, Fripp, Sandri, Thomas Isaf, vice president of Interra International; Jeff Johnson, vice president, international of Deb-El Foods; Kent Puffenbarger, sales manager at Prestage Foods; and Bobby Wilburn, director of sales and marketing for Peco Foods. Board members elected to terms ending in 2018 are Coleman, Killebrew, Maxwell, Monroe, Patchoski, Piffaretti, Wayt, Saher Rizk, chief executive officer of Mirasco; Mark Blanchard, chief executive officer of NOCS; and Greg Hinton, vice president of sales for Rose Acre Farms. Board members elected to 3-year terms ending in 2017 are Carey, Chapman, Johnson, Niyangoda, Mike Little, director of export sales for Mountaire Farms; Randy Meyers, senior vice president of sales for OK Foods; Thierry Murad, global product manager of poultry for AJC International; Jay Simpson, director of global commodity and trading exports for Perdue Foods; Greg Tench, sales manager at Mar-Jac Poultry; and Chaz Wilson, chief operating officer of Grove Services.
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Champaign, Ill.
Karen Schmidt, professor of animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University, was elected vice president –dairy foods division for a 1-year term before becoming president of the organization. She joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1990 with a research and teaching appointment, where she taught several classes in dairy products evaluation, dairy products processing, introduction to food science and food quality control. In 1994, she moved to Kansas State University to an appointment of teaching and research, where she taught numerous classes, including dairy foods: products and processing, food plant management, food product evaluation, fundamentals of milk processing and quality assurance of food products.Brandon Nelson, director of innovation and technical services for Daisy Brand LLC, was elected to a 3-year term as director – dairy foods. Nelson was a research scientist at Schreiber Foods for two years before joining Daisy Brand in 2007. While at Daisy, he has assembled a research team with expertise in microbiology, sensory science, rheology, analytical chemistry and dairy processing to conduct sound research used to develop and improve fermented dairy products. Barry Bradford was elected to a 3-year term as director — production division. Bradford joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2006 with a 40% teaching/60% research appointment, and has subsequently been promoted through the ranks to full professor. Bradford’s research focuses on dairy cattle nutrition and metabolic physiology, with a particular emphasis on attempting to translate novel findings in fundamental metabolic physiology to practical applications in animal agriculture. Bradford teaches more than 170 students annually in courses that include fundamentals of nutrition, physiology of lactation and dairy cattle nutrition.
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