PTNPA Business Meeting - Peanut And Tree Nut Processors

2013 Annual Business Meeting
Westin Mission Hills
Rancho Mirage, CA
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nature, a combination of competitors and, therefore,
must conduct its business in strict adherence to
federal and state antitrust laws.
PTNPA conducts its meetings in accordance with
federal and state antitrust laws. We refer members to
the antitrust compliance policy found in their
meeting materials.
Another Busy Year In Review
The Voice of America’s Nut Industry
Clearly Established Direction
“To proactively advance America’s nut
industry through professional networks,
advocacy and education.”
The PTNPA is
“The Voice of America’s Nut Industry”
 Continue Strategic Planning
• Formation of Committees – Forward Movement and Results
Set Future Convention Locations
Ongoing Proactive Policy/Advocacy Work
Member visits, increase in calls/meetings with Members, referrals!
Leverage Advisory Board
May Event in DC, Coalition Expansion, FSMA Reports
High level of Board Member/PTNPA Member engagement
2014 – Naples Waldorf, Naples, FL
2015 – Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
2016 – PGA National, Palm Beach, FL
Regular calls, Participation on Committees, Increased connection
New Dues Structure, Timing and Fees – July 1st
Constant Improvement…
Strategic Highlights…
Leadership and Members
Chair: Joe Graziano, Jr.
Marketing/Public Relations
Chair: Mia Cohen
Chair: Angela Bauer
Chair: Mike Place
Membership and Industry
Chair: George Argires
Mike Place, Steve O’Mara, Jack Eustace
Rick Drehobl
Mike Valentine, Frank Ciampa
Bob Sauer, Brian Ezell, Bill Elam, Aram Hintlian, Fred
Baine, Kelly Suess, Paul Veyette, Jack Eustace, Bill
Chris Nubern, Brian Ezell
Ongoing Impact
Beyond the Annual Convention:
Advocacy and outreach
Collaboration with other organizations
Philanthropic support from Members
Increased number of calls, referrals, emails
New Member Only Site
To include:
• Easy Access to Reports/Industry Info
• Online Member Directory
• Find Other Members - Searchable
• Calendar of Events
• Advertising Opportunities
• Member History
• Advocacy Tools
Priorities for FY2013
Continued Strategic Committee Progress
Advocacy and Education
Industry Research/Data Collection
PTNPA Member Data & Value Details
Expanded Advocacy and Outreach
Outstanding Year – 75th Anniversary in 2014
Thank You To All Board Members
Chairman: MICHAEL PLACE – Western Nut Company
Vice Chairman: BILL ELAM – Kar’s Nuts
Secretary/Treasurer: BRIAN EZELL – Paramount Farms
GEORGE ARGIRES – Anton Argires, Inc.
ANGELA Y. BAUER – Tropical Nut & Fruit
FRED BAINE – Golden Peanut Co.
FRANK CIAMPA – The Leavitt Corp.
MIA COHEN – Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella
RICHARD A. DREHOBL – Georgia Nut Company, Inc.
ARAM HINTLIAN JR. – Nutcracker Brands, Inc.
BILL MORECRAFT – Blue Diamond Growers
CHRIS NUBERN – Flagstone Foods/Ann’s House of Nuts
BOB SAUER – Kraft Foods
CALVIN “KELLY” SUESS – Specialty Commodities
MICHAEL J. VALENTINE – John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
PAUL VEYETTE – Harris Woolf Almonds
Very Special Thank You Goes To…
Outgoing Chairman – J. Michael Place
Board Member – Frank Ciampa
A Distinguished and Valuable Part of the
PTNPA Family for 40 years!
Mr. Calvin “Kelly” Suess
New Leadership (VOTE)
Proposed Officers (1 year Term Until 2014):
 Bill Elam, Chairman, Kar’s Nuts
 Brian Ezell, Vice Chairman, Paramount Farms, Inc.
 Mike Valentine, Treasurer, JB Sanfillipo & Sons
Proposed New Board of Directors (2 year Terms Until 2016):
 Mike Place, Western Nut Company *
 Bill Elam, Kar’s Nuts *
 Brian Ezell, Paramount Farms, Inc. *
 Justin Hintlian, Superior Nut Company
 Mike Valentine, JB Sanfilippo & Sons *
 Karim Azzaoui, BALSU USA
Board Members 2013 - 2016
Term Expires
Joe Graziano, Jr.
George Argires
Bob Sauer
Rick Drehobl
Fred Baine
Larry Leitner
Term Expires
Angela Bauer
Mia Cohen
Aram Hintlian, Jr.
Chris Nubern
Bill Morecraft
Paul Veyette
Term Expires
Mike Place
Bill Elam
Brian Ezell
Justin Hintlian
Karim Azzaoui
Mike Valentine
Please Continue to Participate
Call, write, GET INVOLVED
Use the Member Only Site to Your Benefit
Update Member Directory Profile
Visit Congressional Representatives
Make requests that will make PTNPA more
valuable to YOU
Introductions to Other Members
 - Info About Industry/Member Changes
 - Invitations to Learn More About Your Company
The Next Few Days…
Reach Out to New Members
Visit Exhibitors
Enjoy the great events
Provide feedback to PTNPA staff and
Board Members
Connect with other Members
Celebrate on Monday night
Complete our post-Convention survey
and request for Member data!

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