posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Central Region News
AMVC award night highlights company success
AMVC Management Services, the tenth largest pork producer in the United States, recently recognized employees and farms and celebrated the company’s people, passion and purpose during the first annual AMVC Awards Night held in Des Moines, Iowa. AMVC managers and employees attended the dinner and an evening of celebration.
The night’s program began with a reception for guests to enjoy hors oeuvres and social hour. Dr. Daryl Olsen, managing partner of AMVC, LLC, gave opening remarks and shared how proud he was to stand in front of such a talented group of people and how successful the sow farms have been. He shared how the business has evolved from when he started over thirty years ago and the outstanding production the farms continue to showcase.
The night was dedicated to recognizing individuals who have had an impact on AMVC. During the AMVC 1st Annual Awards Ceremony five different awards were presented. Dr. Paul Thomas, Dr. Steve Schmitz and Dr. Jason Hocker spoke about the award winners before presenting the award.
Rookie of the Year: For a person who has been with the company for 6 months to 1 year and has had a positive impact on their farm.
Winner: Victor Manuel Garcia Cruz, Primrose Pork, Primghar, IA
Outstanding Swine Specialist of the Year: This individual has been employed with AMVC for over one year and is a swine specialist. This person has mastered the daily tasks, taken on additional responsibilities and mentors new employees.
Winner: Paige Annicchiarico, Hawkeye Six, Laurens, IA
AMVC Rising Star: This award is for an individual who is an assistant manager or department lead who has embodied and demonstrated AMVC’s core values. This person leads by example and is a valuable team member who works well with everyone.
Winner: Chris Milligan, Hawkeye Six, Laurens, IA
Manager of the Year: This award will be given to a manager who has demonstrated excellence in sow production and has shown their passion to continuously strive to be better. This person is a great on-farm leader who motivates their crew and runs a successful farm. This is not a legacy award. It is based on the past year’s performance.
Winner: Amanda Winslow, Taurus Sow, Lenox, IA
Legacy Award: This person has dedicated at least 10 years to the organization. This individual has adapted to change, embraced innovation, makes the community a better place, shows outstanding leadership, is an ambassador for AMVC and has played a vital role throughout their AMVC career.
Winner: Dan Weber, Production Manager, Iowa
Each award winner received a jacket, plaque and cash award.