Arthur B. "Duke" Chadwell received the 2014 John T. Lesley Award for Excellence from the Maitland-based Florida Citrus Packers at the annual Packinghouse Day, Aug. 21.

The award is the organization's highest honor and recognizes individuals who have made long-term contributions to the Florida fresh citrus industry, according to a news release.

Since 1985, Chadwell has been general manager of the Citrus Administrative Committee, which sets grade and size standards for fresh Florida citrus.

George Hamner, administrative committee chairman who made the presentation, noted that Chadwell "has built a career out of developing straightforward and practical solutions to complex problems and gaining consensus through facilitated open dialogue with stakeholders."