[Portland, Ore., February 19, 2013] – Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) recently honored two of its volunteers for their leadership on the association’s landmark Sustainability Initiative for the food processing industry.
The NWFPA 2012 Eagle Award was presented to Paul Halberstadt, Senior Environment Director for ConAgra Foods and Alan Prouty, Vice President of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the J.R. Simplot Company. The two individuals received the awards from NWFPA Chairman Kurt McKnight on January 14, 2013 at the Northwest Food Processors Association 2013 Expo and Conference in Portland, Ore.
The NWFPA Eagle Award is presented to those who have made the most significant contribution to the advancement of a project or program in support of NWFPA’s mission. Halberstadt serves as Chair of the a newly-created NWFPA Sustainability Committee and member of the Environmental Committee. Prouty is the former chair of the NWFPA Environmental Committee.
“Working in partnership, these two leaders of our industry have moved the sustainability initiative to the forefront of the Association’s priority agenda,” said NWFPA Environmental Affairs Committee Chair Chris Cary of Tree Top Inc. “Their work led to the creation of a Sustainability Task Force that developed a framework to serve as an “umbrella” in which all other priorities should be managed,” he said.
“This spring, the association will host its Third Annual Sustainability Summit that will bring national experts and service providers to assist NWFPA members with training, brainstorming, and implementation of their Sustainability programs. Both Paul and Alan have been leaders of these summits, and we look forward to their continued leadership in the organization.”
For more information, call the Northwest Food Processors Association at 503-327-2200 or visit www.nwfpa.org.
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Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) represents the interests of food processors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Members include fruit and vegetable processors, seafood, dairy, poultry, bakeries, specialty and fresh-cut. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the association represents 450 member companies including nearly 80 food processors which employ 75,000 workers at 175 production facilities throughout the Northwest.
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