The National Provisioner - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) honored industry leaders at its Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon during the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The luncheon featured Meat Institute Board of Directors, key industry leaders, representatives from packer and processor companies and award recipients and their families. Greg Schwem, corporate entertainer and author, served as the master of ceremonies.
"The Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon celebrated the enormous talent and showcased the significant contributions of Meat Institute members and industry leaders," said NAMI President and CEO Barry Carpenter. "The event provided a unique opportunity to honor the meat and poultry industry's continued commitment to service, ingenuity and improvement against the backdrop of the world's largest annual meat, poultry and feed tradeshow."
Ronald Miniat, chairman of the board, The Miniat Companies, received the E. Floyd Forbes Award in recognition of his record of accomplishments and strong commitment to the meat industry. Mark Festus Miller, Ph.D., professor and SALE endowed chair at Texas Tech University, received the Harry L. Rudnick Educator's Award in recognition of his role as an educator of future industry leaders and his pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service activities.