District Officers

Chris Craft
Director
Grain Craft

Steve Neely
Chairperson
Ardent Mills

Michael Keenan
Vice Chairperson
Grain Craft

Tom Byrnes, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer
Blower Engineering

Brandon Dillon
1st Executive Committeperson
ADM Milling

Diwakar Mokadam
Allied Trades Chairperson
IMAS North America

Four Districts to Meet in Michigan

The Wolverine District invites you to join us for the IAOM Wolverine, Niagara, Ohio Valley, and Southeastern Joint District Fall Meeting, September 18-20. This year’s event will be held at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti, MI. 

Additional details and registration information will be available on the event website later in 2024. We hope to see you there!

Tabletop Reservations and Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please complete the sponsorship form and email to Tyler.Worcester@jiffymix.com

Tentative Agenda
Wednesday, September 18

  • 11:30 a.m. – Golf outing at Eagle Crest Golf Club with tee times beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • 6-8 p.m. –  Welcome reception at Ypsilanti Marriott – Elizabeth Ann Room

Thursday, September 19

  • 7 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration – Salons 4 and 6
  • 8 a.m. – Keynote Speaker and Welcome – Salons 4 and 6
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m. – Technical Presentation – Salons 4 and 6
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch and Tabletop Expo – Salons 4 and 6 – Tabletops in Salon 1
  • 1-3:30 p.m. – Technical Presentations – Salons 4 and 6
  • 3:30 p.m. – District Meetings
  • 5:30 p.m. – Board buses to Ford Rogue River Plant – Hotel lobby
  • 6 p.m. – Dinner and Tour/Videos at Ford Rogue River F-150 Assembly Plant
  • 10 p.m. – Buses return to hotel

Friday, September 20

  • 7:45 a.m. – Board buses to Chelsea Milling – Hotel Lobby
  • 8 a.m. – Tour at Chelsea Milling
  • 11 a.m. – Buses return to hotel

Accommodations
IAOM has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $174/per night (plus taxes) at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. Please click this link to reserve your room. You can also call the hotel at 800-228-9290 or 734-487-2000 and mentioning Reference #: M-RBMTSLF. The special rate is available September 18-20, please make sure to include your check-in and check-out dates in the reservation form. Reservations must be made by August 21, 2024.


Four Districts Met in Tampa

The Southeastern District met for the IAOM Southeastern, Niagara, Ohio Valley, and Wolverine Joint District Fall Meeting, September 27-29. This year’s event was held at the Westshore Grand in Tampa, FL. It began with a golf outing on Wednesday, September 27 followed by a welcome reception at the hotel. The technical sessions were held on Thursday, September 28. That evening, attendees participated in a dinner cruise around the Tampa Bay. The meeting ended Friday, September 29, with a tour of the new Ardent Mills Facility in Port Redwing, FL.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

IAOM Update
Jennifer Harnish, PHM Brands, IAOM Treasurer

Metal Detection for the Milling Industry
Carlos Camorro, Bunting-Newton

IMAS North American Update
Diwaker Mokadam, IMAS North America

American Fabric Filter Update
Timothy Robinson, American Fabric Filter

Modern Food Safety Pest Management System
Jeff Waggoner, FSS Inc

Bratney Update
Dillon Phillips, Bratney Companies 

EBM Manufacturing Update
Scott Sanne, EBM Manufacturing  

Kice Industries Update
Kurt Meyers, Kice Industries

Rail Safe Training Update
Andrew Johnstone, Rail Safe Training

Industrial Magnetics Update
Chris Stephens, Industrial Magnetics

Grip Fix Update
Clayton Beaver, Grip Fix

REPCO Update
Scott Jenson, REPCO

Great Western Update
Jeff Seeger, Great Western Manufacturing

Laidig Systems Update
Sean DeBroka, Laidig Systems

Blower Engineering Update
Tom Byrnes Jr., Blower Engineering

Flour Milling Applications of the Alveograph
Hikmet Boyacioglu, KPM Analytics

Brabender Update
Sal Laquez, Brabender