NAMI will host its inaugural Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The luncheon, which is scheduled to take place from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on January 26, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center, will feature Meat Institute Board of Directors, key industry leaders, representatives from packer and processor companies and award nominees and their families. The Master of Ceremonies will be comedian and best-selling author James Cunningham, host of the television series Eat St.
Jim Lochner, former chief operating officer at Tyson Foods, Inc., will receive the E. Floyd Forbes Award; Kerri Gehring, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and president of the International HACCP Alliance, will be honored with the Industry Advancement Award; Sheldon Lavin, chairman and chief executive officer of OSI Group, LLC, will receive the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award; Joseph Sebranek, Ph.D., distinguished professor of animal science at Iowa State University, will be presented with the Harry L. Rudnick Educator's Award; and Mohammad Koohmaraie, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the meat division at IEH Laboratories, is the recipient of the NAMI Foundation Scientific Achievement Award.
Meanwhile, NAMI will present the Supplier of the Year Award to JBT Corporation/Wolf-tec and will honor the recipients of the Environmental Recognition Awards, which are given to companies that demonstrate a dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems. The Ceremony and Lunch is being sponsored by Hawkins, Zoetis and MISA.
The event is complimentary, but individuals must be registered for IPPE and must RSVP to Sabrina Moore at smoore@meatinstitute.org.