Why I Believe In IAOM ... Damon Sidles, Miller Milling Co.

Damon Sidles

Plant Manager

Miller Milling Co. | Fresno, CA

IAOM Member since 1994

“I first became involved with IAOM in the late ‘90s by attending my very first district meeting, but I actually had been a member since 1994.

I heard about the organization while attending Kansas State University as a milling student.

Our class happened to visit Kansas City, MO in 1991, which was hosting the IAOM Annual Conference & Expo that year.

Attending that conference sparked my interest in learning more about the association and how I could contribute as a member.

“I have been fortunate enough to serve in many capacities within the association.

I served on the Technical Committee from 2000-2017 and now serve currently on the Education Committee.

I was director-Golden West district from 2008-2012, as well as IAOM treasurer from 2012-13.

I also was appointed vice president from 2013-14 and later president from 2014-15.

“Some of the benefits of membership are up-to-date education and technology information through vendors and its members, as well as trends in the industry.

IAOM has five standing committees that provide educational materials and promote industry best practices to its members.

“I enjoy the fellowship and getting together with the members every year.

I have made contacts in the early part of my career who became personal, dear friends of mine.

I highly recommend joining the association and getting involved in some aspect.

Our membership is based on volunteering which contributes to the overall success of IAOM.”

From Third Quarter MILLING JOURNAL 2019