The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA), a trade group representing the country's largest flour shippers, said its vice chairman Jim Meyer has become chairman.
The announcement was made as the immediate past chairman, Greg Schlafer, moves to a position in the potato business with ConAgra Foods and departs the milling business.
Meyer was elected NAMA vice chairman and to a three-year term on the executive committee in October 2012. He has been on the NAMA board since 2005, served on numerous NAMA committees, and is currently the Finance/Budget Committee chairman. He will serve as chairman for a two-year term, 2013-2014.
He is president of Italgrani USA, a family-owned company and one of the country’s largest durum millers. In addition to the milling operations, Italgrani also trades various commodities, both domestically and internationally, and has grain-elevator operations in North Dakota and a major grain-handling operation in St. Louis.