Giumarra V.P. earns Importer of Year award

03/22/2012 03:14:00 PM
Greg Johnson

Shannon Shuman Walter Ram (lett), vice president of food safety and regulatory affairs for the Giumarra Cos., is The Packer’s 2nd Annual Importer of the Year Award recipient. Packer Editor Greg Johnson announced the award March 22 at the America Trades Produce Conference.TUBAC, Ariz. — The Giumarra Cos.’ Walter Ram was named The Packer’s 2nd Annual Importer of the Year Award at the America Trades Produce Conference on March 22.

Ram, Giumarra’s vice president of food safety and regulatory affairs, was honored for his contibutions to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, and his overall food safety work for the produce industry.

Ram said he was honored to be recognized by his peers and credited Giumarra Cos. for having a atmosphere that fosters such involvement in industry issues.

The Packer said Ram “has arguably done more for the produce industry and for Nogales-area importers than for his own company.”

Ram serves on the board of directors of the FPAA and is on the board of the United Fresh Produce Association in Washington, D.C.

He was described as a tireless worker who’s spent countless hours working with fellow companies on food safety issues, and traveling to Washington D.C., working with government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ram received the award at the 2nd annual America Trades Produce conference, March 21-23, hosted by the FPAA and the Texas Produce Association, which has sessions and workshops on cross-border trading, food safety and transportation issues.



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J Oliver Nogales Recycling and Produce Co. LLC    
Nogales Az  |  March, 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM

Gongratulations Walter Keep up the good work!

Roger Pepper    
Wenatchee  |  March, 23, 2012 at 09:06 AM

Walter, Congrats, It is great to see you recognized for all your hard work! You deserve it.

Mike Morrelli    
Fredericksburg, VA  |  March, 23, 2012 at 01:56 PM

Congratulations, Walter. It's well deserved!

Matt M    
Rio Rico, AZ  |  March, 23, 2012 at 02:11 PM

Congratulations again Walter! Your contributions are invaluable and it's good to see you being recognized for them!

Roger Niebolt--Cargo Data Corp.    
Ventura, CA  |  March, 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM

'Bout time! Three Cheers! Congratulations!

Joe Mercurio    
Columbus Ohio  |  March, 23, 2012 at 05:17 PM

Congratulations Walter!!!! You and I go back a long way from the Nogales Day's and from day one dealing with you was always a pleasure. The Giumarra Family should be very proud of all you do for our Industry. Hope to see you soon one day, Joe Mercurio

Jan DeLyser    
Irvine, Ca  |  March, 23, 2012 at 09:21 PM

Walter, Congratulations, well deserved recognition of your dedication and great work.

Fried De Schouwer    
Vero Beach, Fl  |  March, 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Congratulations, Walter!

Ricardo Islas    
Sahuarita, AZ  |  March, 26, 2012 at 04:26 PM

Walter, Spectacular work! And appreciate all the feed back to the industry on food safety and regulatory issues. Take care,

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