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NAMA Names General Mills VP Greg Schlafer Chairman

Date Posted: October 29, 2012

Washington, DC—The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) announced Oct. 29 Greg Schlafer as the new leader and chairman of NAMA for the 2012-2014 term.

Schlafer is the vice president, sales, Bakeries & Foodservice at General Mills and is currently serving as NAMA’s vice chairman.

The announcement was made at the annual NAMA Board of Directors meeting held October 26 in Asheville, North Carolina.

“It was a great pleasure to work with Paul Maass as his vice chairman over the last two years.

"He's been a fantastic chairman for NAMA and I want to thank him again for his service.

"I'm honored and excited to carry on NAMA's legacy as chairman for the next two years.

"It's a privilege to serve our membership and the industry,” said Schlafer.

Schlafer was elected as vice chairman in 2010 for a two-year term before rising to the leadership position as chairman.

He has been on the NAMA Board since 2005 and the Executive Committee since 2009.

He is currently a member of the Finance/Budget Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Production Data Collection.

At the same meeting, Jim Meyer, president of Italgrani, U.S.A., was elected vice chairman.

Meyer was also elected to a three-year term to the Executive Committee. Meyer has been on the NAMA Board since 2005.

He has served on numerous NAMA committees and is currently the Finance/Budget Committee chairman.

NAMA awarded Honorary Membership to two retired members:

Fred Luckey, retired from Bunge Milling, Inc. and currently the chairman of Field to Market, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being.

Roger Mortenson, retired president and CEO of House-Autry Mills in Four Oaks, North Carolina.

Honorary Membership was also awarded, posthumously, to Jim Sharp who passed away in March 2010, shortly after retiring from C.H. Guenther & Son as vice president of purchasing.

His wife, Joyce Sharp, and son, Michael Sharp, attended the meeting and accepted the award.

NAMA is the trade association of the wheat, corn, oat, and rye milling industries. Member companies operate mills in 38 states and Canada, representing more than 90 percent of total industry production capacity.

For more information, call 202-484-2200.

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