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erational issues, said: "ADM has given me a great opportunity. Throughout my career I have learned more
every day from everyone than what I add."
Also during the ceremony, the Distinguished
Member Award was presented to Joel Hoffa, Cowley
College milling technician instructor and former longtime employee at Mennel Milling Co.
"I've learned so much from all of you and I thank all
of you," Hoffa said upon receiving the award.
Others receiving awards at the banquet were:
x Tom Reed, vice-president of North American
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to a district secretary/treasurer for outstanding
service and commitment.
x Jerry Heath, Industrial Fumigant Co., who received the George B. Wagner Memorial Award
for his contribution to the industry and IAOM
in the areas of sanitation and food protection.
Jeff Hole, vice-president of operations, Miller
Milling Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., was
inaugurated as the 2018-19 IAOM president.
Next stop: Denver
The 2019 IAOM Conference and Expo will be held April 17-19 in Denver,
Denver is the headquarters for Ardent Mills, the largest flour miller in
North America and one of the largest in the world.
For more information, visit: https://www.iaom.info/annualmeeting/
through our surveys was overwhelmingly positive."
The educational program featured a notable change
as on the second day of the event the usual concurrent
sessions were replaced with two, one-hour presentations so that all attendees could sit in on the same
The one-hour sessions included a presentation by
Jesse Leal of AIB International on how to manage regulatory inspections and a miller/allied trades panel that
discussed topics such as blower maintenance, pneumatic system designs, sifter maintenance, roll corrugaWLRQVDQGJULQGHUHI¿FLHQF\
"Overall, the one-hour sessions were very well attended," Farris said. "We heard lots of great feedback
7KHFRQIHUHQFHKHOGLQ$WODQWDIRUWKH¿UVWWLPHVLQFH on the panel discussion, in particular. Many people said
1982, attracted 830 attendees from 23 countries as well the panel discussion could have continued for another
30 minutes to an hour and there would have been plenas 126 exhibitors.
"Some of the IAOM leadership want Atlanta for fu- ty to discuss."
ture annual meetings because they were so impressed at
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