The Packer’s editor Tom Karst named Mike Rothwell, president and CEO of BelleHarvest Sales Inc., Belding, Mich., as the 2018 Apple Man of the Year. Nominations are sought for this year's award. ( The Packer )

The Packer is calling for nominations for the 2019 Apple Man or Woman of the Year.

The Packer will present the award Aug. 22 at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2019 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago.

Last year, The Packer’s editor Tom Karst named Mike Rothwell, president and CEO of BelleHarvest Sales Inc., Belding, Mich., as the 2018 Apple Man of the Year.

The award, first presented by The Packer in 1964, recognizes an individual who has shown leadership and commitment to the advancement of the apple industry.

The nomination form is available online and nominations can be sent to tkarst@thepacker.com or mailed to Tom Karst at The Packer, 8725 Rosehill Road, Suite 200, Lenexa, KS, 66215. The deadline for nominations is July 24. 
 

 
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