*Nominations solicited for Milling Operative of the Year
Nominations are being accepted until January 31 for the 2018 “IAOM Milling Operative of the Year” award, which recognizes excellent performance by a miller.
Established in 1986 by Milling & Baking News, sister publication of World Grain, the award will be presented in April 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 32nd annual “Milling Operative of the Year” award will be presented on April 12 at the IAOM Banquet and Awards Ceremony of the 122nd annual International Association of Operative Millers Conference and Expo, April 9-13, in Atlanta, Georiga. The winner will receive an inscribed plaque, and a scholarship will be established in the winner’s name at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
Kelly O’Brien, Rogers Foods Ltd., Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, was the recipient of the 2017 award.
Other recent winners include:
John “Dub” Miner, Shawnee Milling Company, Shawnee, Oklahoma, US, in 2016
John Hultman, Ardent Mills, Decatur, Alabama, US, in 2015
Domenico Santoianni, ADM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 2014
Tim Carroll, Pendleton Flour Mills, Blackfoot, Idaho, US, in 2013
Ken Ball, Star of the West Milling, Quincy, Michigan, US, in 2012
Scott Martin, ConAgra Mills, Omaha, Nebraska, US in 2011
Emil Kolb, Cargill, Minneapoils, Minnesota, US in 2010
Greg Ball, King Milling Company, Lowell, Michigan, US, in 2009
Ted Korolchuk, ConAgra Mills, Omaha, Nebraska, US, in 2008
Michael Wade Blalock, Milner Milling Company Inc., Barnesville, Georgia, US, in 2007
Todd Peterson, North Dakota Mill, Grand Forks, North Dakota, US, in 2006
Everett Abercrombie, Horizon Milling, Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, in 2005
Mike Long, Bay State Milling Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, US, in 2004
Bob Reid, The Mennel Milling Company, Fostoria, Ohio, US, in 2003
Kevin Doehring, American Italian Pasta Co., Excelsior Springs, Missouri, US, in 2002
Neil Mathieson, Robin Hood Multifoods Inc., Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada, in 2001
Nominations should be submitted by January 31, in a summary of not more than two pages to:
IAOM Nominating Committee
c/o IAOM Headquarters Office
12351 W. 96th Terrace, Suite 100
Lenexa, KS 66215
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