Meat Industry Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members

SHAWNEE, Kan., June 8, 2014-The Meat Industry Hall of Fame has announced the results of voting by its more than 70 Members and Trustees, in which six new Inductees were named to the Class of 2014.

This year, the members and the Hall's Board of Trustees selected six Inductees from more than 75 nominations submitted by participants across all sectors of red meat and poultry production, processing, marketing and academia. The Class of 2014 is the sixth group of industry leaders to be inducted.

The Induction Ceremony and Dinner honoring the incoming Class will be held in conjunction with the North American Meat Association's Outlook Conference on Saturday, September 13 at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC. Tickets and additional information about this gala event will be available later this summer.

Here are the new members of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, Class of 2014:
J. Patrick Boyle, President and CEO of American Meat Institute for nearly 25 years, he helped lead the meat industry through crises such as the discovery of BSE in the American cattle herd and such important milestones as the implementation of HACCP systems and the industrywide adoption of advanced animal welfare standards.
Zerle Carpenter, Ph.D., has spent 35 years as a Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and noted, among many distinguished accomplishments, for his leadership in helping conduct the foundational research that led to the establishment of USDA's official grades of beef, pork and lamb. The value of U.S. livestock produced in the United States is based on this research and established U.S. meat products as the world standard.
Graeme Goodsir, a writer, analyst and publishing executive over his long career, Goodsir has fostered a global outlook and perspective of U.S. meat and poultry organizations and institutions, and his unique perspective on industry issues and trends is highly respected by both colleagues and competitors.
Melvin C. Hunt, Ph.D., A professor at Kansas State University's Animal Science and Industry department since 1975, Hunt is a distinguished researcher in meat safety and quality, including groundbreaking studies on case-ready packaging and low-fat formulations, and an honored classroom teacher at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Steve Kay, Editor and Publisher of Cattle Buyers Weekly since its inception in 1987, is recognized as an authoritative yet impartial analyst of the North American meat and livestock industry as well as a talented journalist who has been widely quoted in national newspapers and news magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Business Week.
James Marsden, Ph.D., Regents Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Security at Kansas State University and Senior Science Advisor for the North American Meat Association, Dr. Marsden has been one of the industry's most important voices advocating for food safety, a tireless proponent for industry adoption of anti-microbial technology, and a leading presenter at numerous industry meetings devoted to food safety issues.

"For the men and women in the industry, these Inductees are not only familiar names but people who embody the best of the business," said Chuck Jolley, Meat Industry Hall of Fame Co-Founder and President. "These are leaders whose careers and contributions have made a difference for their organizations, their communities and for the industry they helped advance. We are proud to welcome them into the Hall."

Our Board of Directors
Senior Board:
Steve Krut, Executive Director (Retired) American Association of Meat Processors
Deven Scott, Vice President (Retired) North American Meat Processors Association
Rosemary Mucklow, Director Emeritus, North American Meat Association

Board Members:
Dell Allen, Vice President (Retired) Excel Corporation
Joel Brandenberger, President, National Turkey Federation
Dr. Gary Smith, Director, Where Food Comes From; Graduate Faculty, Texas A & M University
John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef
Michael Strauss, Owner/Vice President, Sonoran, Inc.; Director, Little Silver Corp.
Dr. Janice Swanson, Professor, Michigan State University
John Story, Senior Director (Retired) Holliday Companies/Fairway Foods
Phil Hinderaker, President/CEO (Retired) Alkar Rapid-Pak
Dr. Robert Delmore, Professor, Animal Sciences, Colorado State University
Scott Seltz, Publisher, National Provisioner
Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-Chief, National Provisioner
Greg Watt, President, CEO, Watt Publishing
Dr. Thomas Powell, Executive Director, American Meat Science Association

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