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IPPE: USPoultry Recognises Industry Workhorse of the Year

30 January 2013

US - Dr Charles Olentine, executive vice president of USPoultry was named the organisations' Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

Dr Charles Olentine He was 'collared' with an actual horse collar by Bill Bradley, 2012 Workhorse of the Year recipient. Dr Olentine was presented with a commemorative plaque by 2012 USPoultry chairman, Mark Waller.

The poultry industry's most esteemed honour is given annually by USPoultry in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.

Dr Olentine was 'collared' with the long-established horse collar by 2012 Workhorse of the Year recipient, Bill Bradley. He was also presented with a commemorative plaque by 2012 USPoultry chairman, Mark Waller of Ingram Farms in Cullman, Alabama.

"We are honoured to recognise Charlie with this special award and acknowledge his many contributions to the Association and the poultry industry. Charlie has committed a great deal of time and energy into expanding the expo into what it is today. We are deeply appreciative of his efforts and commitment," remarked Mr Waller.

"Charlie has brought an amazing synergy and creativity to the show. But, he also stays abreast of the million little details that make such a difference for a successful trade show. There is no doubt his efforts have allowed our show to continue to grow and prosper," commented John Starkey, president of USPoultry.

After earning his BS in Animal Science at Cornell University, MS in Animal Science at the University of Kentucky, and PhD in Animal Physiology from Clemson University, Dr Olentine worked with the National Feed Ingredients Association and with Watt Publishing for over 24 years before joining USPoultry in 2004. Olentine is in charge of all aspects of the International Poultry Expo for USPoultry.

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