Lampkin Butts, National Chicken Council Chairman, has announced the names of those industry representatives who will serve on NCC’s 2012 Poultry Health and Safety & Health Committees. Don Ritter, director of health services, Mountaire Corporation, will lead the Poultry Health Committee and Mike Klune, environmental, health, and safety manager, Cargill, will chair the Safety and Health Committee.  Klun was named by the National Turkey Federation (NTF) this year as this committee and the safety and health committees of NTF and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association are part of the Joint Poultry Industry Safety and Health Council.

Poultry Health Committee

Dr. Don Ritter (Chairman), Mountaire Corporation; Mark Burleson, Wayne Farms; Dr. Charles Corsiglia, Foster Farms; Dr. Kurt Dobson, Simmons Foods; Dr. Tom Holder, Allen Harim Foods; Ms. Deirdre Johnson, GNP Company; Dr. Steve McCarter, Tyson Foods; Dr. Shannon Morgan, Marshall Durbin Companies; Dr. Ken Opengart, Keystone Foods; Dr. Bret Rings, Cobb-Vantress; Dr. A. Gregorio Rosales, Aviagen; Dr. John Smith, Fieldale Farms; Dr. Phil Stayer, Sanderson Farms; Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue Farms; and Dr. Scott Westall, Pilgrim’s Pride.

Safety & Health Committee

Mike Klun (Chairman named by NTF), Cargill; Glen Balch, George’s; Steve Conley, Peco Foods; Frank Cruice, Perdue Farms; Jules DiRocco, Keystone Foods; Elise Durbin, Marshall Durbin Companies; Josh Fisher, B & B Poultry; Paula Gray, Allen Harim Foods; Brad Hammock, Jackson Lewis; Matt Hopkins, Tip Top Poultry; Rick Horton, Tyson Foods; Ernie Machado, Foster Farms; Reggie McLee, Wayne Farms; Terri Middlebrooks, Mar-Jac Poultry; Brian Miller, Hain Pure Protein; Greg Mosher, Lockton Companies; Mark Moshier, Arrowsight; Robert Puhl, O. K. Foods; Scott Rushing, Sanderson Farms; Clint Scroggs, Fieldale Farms; Daron Sharp, Simmons Foods; Rick Stevens, Pilgrim’s Pride; J. Larry Stine, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine; John Ward, Mountaire Farms; and Kari Waters, GNP Company.