Milling News

Nominations Solicited For Milling Operative of The Year

Date Posted: January 9, 2013

Nominations are being accepted until March 29 for the 2013 “Milling Operative of the Year” award, which recognizes excellent performance by a North American miller.

Established in 1986 by Milling & Baking News, sister publication of World Grain, the award will be presented in May 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 28th annual “Milling Operative of the Year” award will be presented on May 2 at the IAOM Banquet and Awards Ceremony of the 117th annual International Association of Operative Millers Conference and Expo, April 29-May 3, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

The winner will receive an inscribed plaque, and a scholarship will be established in the winner’s name at KansasStateUniversity in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

Selection of the winner will be made by the staff of Milling & Baking News.

Ken Ball, Star of the West Milling, Quincy, Michigan, U.S., was the recipient of the 2012 award.

Other recent winners include:

• Scott Martin, ConAgra Mills, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S in 2011. • Emil Kolb, Cargill, Minneapoils, Minnesota, U.S. in 2010 • Greg Ball, King Milling Company, Lowell, Michigan, U.S., in 2009

• Ted Korolchuk, ConAgra Mills, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. in 2008

• Michael Wade Blalock, Milner Milling Company Inc., Barnesville, Georgia, U.S. in 2007

• Todd Peterson, North Dakota Mill, Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S. in 2006

• Everett Abercrombie, Horizon Milling, Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. in 2005

• Mike Long, Bay State Milling Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S. in 2004

• Bob Reid, The Mennel Milling Company, Fostoria, Ohio, U.S. in 2003

• Kevin Doehring, American Italian Pasta Co., Excelsior Springs, Missouri, U.S. in 2002

• Neil Mathieson, Robin Hood Multifoods Inc., Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada in 2001.

Nominations should be submitted by March 29, 2013 in a summary of not more than two pages to:

Eric Schroeder

managing editor

Milling & Baking News

4800 Main St., Suite 100

Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., 64112

fax: 1.816.756.0494


Only millers who are employed in North American mills are eligible for the award.

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