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IAOM Elects Miller Milling Manager Damon Sidles Vice President

Date Posted: May 13, 2013

Overland Park, KS—Damon Sidles, plant manager at Miller Milling Company, in Fresno, Calif., was unanimously elected vice president of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Association’s 117th annual conference and expo on May 2, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

As vice president, Sidles will be responsible for overseeing preparations for the Association’s 2014 and 2015 conferences in Omaha, Neb.

He is in line to serve as the Association’s president from 2014-2015. Sidles has been an active member of IAOM since 1993.

Sidles represented the Golden West District on the IAOM board of directors from 2008-2012, and has served as a member of the IAOM Technical Committee since 2000.

While serving as IAOM vice president, Sidles will serve as president of the International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF), a philanthropic partner of IAOM that funds a variety of educational programs related to the grain milling industry.

Sidles has served as a trustee of the Foundation since it was established in 2003.

Sidles is a native of Great Bend, Kan.

He graduated from Kansas State University in 1991, with a degree in milling science and management.

Upon graduation, he joined ConAgra Mills and moved with the company from plants in Decatur, Ala., Wabasha, Minn., Alton, Ill., Blackwell, Okla., and Oakland, Calif.

In 1997, he started working at Miller Milling in Fresno, Calif., and took over as the facility’s plant manager in 2000.

Sidles also serves on the board of the California Wheat Commission.

IAOM has been the leading provider of educational resources and training for the grain milling industry since its foundation in 1896.

Through conferences, workshops, correspondence courses, short courses and publications, IAOM has played an integral role in the continued education and training of the professionals in this industry for 117 years.

IAOM is an individual-based member organization with a 2,100-strong membership representing over 90 countries worldwide.

With 16 districts around the world, IAOM provides an international forum for networking; the exchange of ideas, technical and educational opportunities; and the discovery of new products and services.

For more information, call 913-338-3377.

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