Nominations Solicited For Milling Operative of The Year
Date Posted: January 9, 2013
Nominations are being accepted until March 29 for the 2013 “Milling Operative of the Year” award, which recognizes excellent performance by a North American miller.
Established in 1986 by Milling & Baking News, sister publication of World Grain, the award will be presented in May to the practicing milling operative who has made the most significant contribution to the progress of a plant, a company and the industry from an operating point of view.
The 28th annual “Milling Operative of the Year” award will be presented on May 2 at the IAOM Banquet and Awards Ceremony of the 117th annual International Association of Operative Millers Conference and Expo, April 29-May 3, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
The winner will receive an inscribed plaque, and a scholarship will be established in the winner’s name at KansasStateUniversity in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
Selection of the winner will be made by the staff of Milling & Baking News.
Ken Ball, Star of the West Milling, Quincy, Michigan, U.S., was the recipient of the 2012 award.
Other recent winners include:
Scott Martin, ConAgra Mills, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S in 2011. Emil Kolb, Cargill, Minneapoils, Minnesota, U.S. in 2010 Greg Ball, King Milling Company, Lowell, Michigan, U.S., in 2009
Ted Korolchuk, ConAgra Mills, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. in 2008
Michael Wade Blalock, Milner Milling Company Inc., Barnesville, Georgia, U.S. in 2007
Todd Peterson, North Dakota Mill, Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S. in 2006
Everett Abercrombie, Horizon Milling, Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. in 2005
Mike Long, Bay State Milling Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S. in 2004
Bob Reid, The Mennel Milling Company, Fostoria, Ohio, U.S. in 2003
Kevin Doehring, American Italian Pasta Co., Excelsior Springs, Missouri, U.S. in 2002
Neil Mathieson, Robin Hood Multifoods Inc., Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada in 2001.
Nominations should be submitted by March 29, 2013 in a summary of not more than two pages to:
Milling & Baking News
4800 Main St., Suite 100
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., 64112
Only millers who are employed in North American mills are eligible for the award.