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Date: 7/25/2010

Title: Meat Industry Hall of Fame elects new Members as Class of 2010

DENVER - Twelve new members have been recognized as the Class of 2010 in the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, according to Hall officials. The nominees include an all-star list of executives, scientists, innovators and association leaders from all sectors of the industry.

"We are delighted with the twelve new Members of the Class of 2010,” said Dan Murphy, Executive Director and co-founder of the Hall of Fame. “These are people who have helped foster much of the profound change and remarkable progress of our North American meat industry. We’re proud to celebrate their legacies.”

For the first time, members of the meat industry in Canada were eligible for induction, and an outstanding representative, Ralph Cator of Cardinal Meat Specialists, became first Canadian inducted (see list below).

  • New inductees include:
  • Richard Bond, CEO, President and Director, Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Ralph Cator, Founder, Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited
  • William D. Farr, Farr Feeders (posthumously)
  • Joel Johnson, Chairman, President & CEO, Hormel Foods Corporation
  • H. Kenneth Johnson, Vice President-Meat Science, National Live Stock & Meat Board
  • Ray Kroc, Founder & Chairman, McDonald's Corporation (posthumously)
  • Dr. Roger Mandigo, Professor, Animal Science Department, University of Nebraska
  • Robert E. Rust, Professor Emeritus, Animal Science, Iowa State University
  • Col. Harland Sanders, Founder, Kentucky Fried Chicken (posthumously)
  • Dr. Jeff W. Savell, Regents Professor and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chairholder in Animal Science, Texas A&M University
  • Deven Scott, Vice President - Member Services, American Meat Institute; Executive Vice President, North American Meat Processors Association
  • Dave Thomas, Founder and CEO, Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers (posthumously)

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