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American Commodities is growing; adds Kevin Brassington to the team

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 September 20, 2022  Amcom announces that Kevin Brassington is joining the Amcom team.  Kevin has had a 25 year career with ADM and Cofco-Agri running large crush and refinery assets across the world, in North America, South America, Europe and China.  In the challenging environment of explosive growth in supply and demand of food production and fuel consumption, the need for a seasoned professional has never been greater.  Kevin will complement the existing team at Amcom from our FLAT EARTH…

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Jack Davis the former President and CEO of Ventura Foods passed away on June 24.

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Jack Davis the former President and CEO of Ventura Foods passed away on June 24.  The 84 year old was iconic and legendary in his time to our industry. On a personal note, according to Andy Seagren, “Jack was a great leader and a big champion of the veg oils industry as a whole and of the NIOP in particular.   I am grateful to have known him and to have had the opportunity to work with him!”   Several others have…

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NIOP Approved Prior Cargo Lists Have Been Updated

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Late last year, President Glenn Ginalick resurrected the NIOP Technical Committee after a nine year hiatus.  With a combination of previous committee members and new, eager volunteers, the committee was initiated in response to a member’s request for updates to the Approved Prior Cargo Lists. Meeting monthly under the leadership of Changjian Ji, NIOP board member from Cargill, the committee undertook an extensive review of the Approved Prior Cargo Lists.  In order for our members to easily manage last cargo…

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Expand Your Professional Network

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Membership in the NIOP affords you opportunities to connect with other industry professionals.  Bring awareness to your company and learn what your peers are doing at events that include membership meetings, business and after hours mixers and the annual convention. “One of the biggest frustrations for folks is that as they attend virtual meetings, even if they get the education they are looking for, they’re not getting what they perceive to be extremely valuable: contacts and connections that build and…

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A Member Says It Best!

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Just before yearend, the NIOP staff received a phone call to let us know that Columbus Vegetable Oils would sponsor lunch on both Monday and Tuesday at the 2021 Convention.  This sponsorship was unexpected since the company had already signed up for a golf hole sponsorship. During a recent Convention Committee meeting, Chairman Liam Rogers asked his committee to help share the need and opportunity to be a sponsor of the 2021 Convention even if a member’s company was unable to attend due to travel restrictions….

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Dr. Shelley Balanko to Address How the Pandemic has impacted Consumer Behavior and Trends

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  Shelley Balanko, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of The Hartman Group to Address NIOP Members and Attendees in March (2021)     Dr. Balanko has an informed understanding of social and cultural influences impacting the marketplace of today and tomorrow. Shelley regularly engages a diverse audience spanning the foodservice, consumer packaged goods and retail segments as she shares leading-edge consumer insights and implications from the field. As a member of The Hartman Group leadership team and head of business development, her…

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Member INTL FCStone Inc is now StoneX Group

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NIOP received a notice that INTL FCStone Inc. is now StoneX Group Inc.  More formally, the parent company is changing its full legal name to StoneX Group Inc. The StoneX Group name and its trade name “StoneX” carries forward the foundation established by Saul Stone in 1924 to today’s modern financial services firm. Today, the StoneX Groupprovides an institutional-grade financial services ecosystem connecting its clients to 36 derivatives exchanges, 175 foreign exchange markets, nearly every global securities marketplace, and a number…

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