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Names in the News Handtmann announced the appointment of Lea Ann Kinman, Ph.D., as director of new technology, responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the Handtmann Technology Center in Lake Forest, Ill. Most recently, Kinman was the director of the Clark Meat Center and a meat science instructor at Oregon State Univ. National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Joel Brandenberger announced the appointment of Lisa Wallenda Picard, formerly chief of staff at the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), as NTF’s new vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs. At NTF, she will be responsible for maintaining the federation’s position as a national leader in scientific and regulatory affairs. dent of government affairs for the former National Cattlemen’s Association from 1981-1991, and served as CEO of NCA from 1991-1996. Eller also served as the deputy under secretary of marketing and regulatory programs at the US Dept. of Agriculture during the Bush Administration. Eller returned to NCBA in 2008 to lead its Washington, DC, office. Most recently, he served as NCBA’s senior vice president of member services and industry affairs. The Cattlemen’s Beef Board voted unanimously to elect Wesley Grau, of New Mexico and a partner in Grau Charolais Farm and Ranch, to fi nish out the year as chairman of the national board. Formerly vice chairman of the board, Grau had been serving as acting chairman after the recently announced resignation of chairman Tom Jones. The board also voted to elect Weldon Wynn of Arkansas, owner of Wynn Beefmaster Farms and Wynn Rice and Soybean Far, as vice chairman and Roger West, a retired meat-sciences professor at the Univ. of Florida, as secretary/treasurer. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of Susan Grooters to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). Currently serving as director of research and education with STOP Foodborne Illness (formerly Safe Tables Our Priority), Grooters will serve a two-year term on the NACMCF as a consumer representative. In this capacity, she will provide an important consumer viewpoint to the committee’s food-safety work. The National Pork Board has added two new vice presidents, Bill Winkelman and Jill Criss, to the Pork Checkoff management team. Winkelman is the new vice president of producer and industry relations, and Criss becomes vice president of operations and human resources. Winkelman and his group work to deliver to US pork producers the services and programs they support through the Pork Checkoff including research results, educational, training and certification programs. Criss has been the National Pork Board’s director of human resources the past eight years. She will continue to oversee day-today organizational operations including legal issues, records retention, National Pork Board contract oversight, Freedom of Information Act requests and internal organizational structure. Deli Brands of America president Jeff Saval was elected president of North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) by the board of directors at its meeting in mid September in Del Mar, Calif. The board also elected Bobby Hatoff, Allen Brothers, Chicago, Ill. chairman of the board; Mike Satzow, North Country Smokehouse, Claremont, NH, vice president; Tony Gahn Jr., Gahn Meat Company, Milwaukee, Wis., treasurer; and John Vatri, Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., assistant treasurer. John Reddington, president of the US Hides, Skin and Leather Association, has been appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Animals and Animal Products. Reddington’s appointment is effective Oct. 1 and will expire on June 9, 2015. The ATAC is a private-sector body that provides technical advice on US agricultural trade issues to the Secretary of Agriculture and US Trade Representative. As an ATAC member, Reddington will play a significant role in shaping US agricultural trade policy. The American Meat Institute (AMI) also announced that former Capitol Hill fellow and staffer Stephen Sothmann has been named the AMI’s director of international affairs for the US Hide, Skin and Leather Association. He will report to Reddington and AMI Vice President of International Trade William Westman. ■ Kinman Picard Sudler Intelligrated has appointed Bruce Sudler senior sales engineer for Eller the company’s Chicagobased Midwest regional operation. In his new role, Sudler will provide sales, concepting, estimating, engineering and client relations services for customers. He will report directly to Chuck Harris, vice president of Midwest Operations, distribution and fulfi llment.  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Senior Vice President of Member Services and Industry Affairs Burton Eller will be retiring from NCBA after more than 30 years of service to the industry. He served as vice presi- 88 • Meat&Poultry • October 2011 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - October 2011

Meat&Poultry - October 2011
Commentary - Cause for concern
Business Notes
WRIGHT BRAND BACON - Wright can’t go wrong
WRIGHT BRAND BACON - Recloseable challenges
Versatile Protein - Bacon’s on fi re!
Education - Training for tomorrow
Small Business Matters - From dream to reality
Jerky Processing - Perfect pairing
Meat Processing Operations & Engineering - The Phoenix rises
Meat Processing Operations & Engineering - Pest patrol
From the Corral - Slaughter without stunning
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

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