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WISCONSIN MEAT INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

Meat Hall of Fame

The Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame was established to recognize the contributions of individuals who have had a significant impact on the meat industry of Wisconsin.  This contribution may be regarded as a business venture, an idea, a process or invention, an educational effort, a leadership role or any other effort which has influenced positively the people and environment of the state of Wisconsin.  The accomplishment is broadly interpreted as related to the production, distribution and consumption of meat products.

The rationale for this effort is to compile a historical documentation of significant achievements and impacts of meat industry leaders and innovators that contributed to a strong and vibrant Wisconsin Meat Industry.  The concept is to recognize, record and thereby ensure not only a lasting tribute but equally important to serve as a challenge for greater accomplishments in future generations.

Each year, a committee of academic and industrial leaders in the field solicits nominations for honorees.  Those who are selected receive a plaque and their photograph and biography are placed in the Hall alongside the other distinguished Hall of Fame inductees.

This activity was the inspiration of Dr. Robert W. Bray, Professor of Meat and Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, from 1941 to 1984, and was initiated in January, 1993.  The Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame resides at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Science Laboratory; 1805 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 (608-262-0463).

If you would like to nominate a Wisconsin meat industry leader or innovator for induction into the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame, fill out a nomination form and send to Dr. Jeff Sindelar at the above address.

For more information, please contact Dr Jeffrey Sindelar (jsindelar@wisc.edu).

 

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1993

Gustav Bohstedt

Clarence Kneble

Patrick CudahyMichael Cudahy Oscar G Mayer Fred Usinger
 

Gustav Bohstedt
UW-Madison
(pdf)

Clarence Knebel
Belmont Meats
(pdf)

Patrick & Michael Cudahy
Patrick Cudahy Inc.
(pdf)

Oscar G. Mayer
Oscar Mayer & Co.
(pdf)

Fred Usinger
Fred Usinger Inc.
(pdf)

1994 Arnella & Frita Bernegger Robert Bray Milo Jones
 

Armella & Fritz Bernegger
Hillshire Farm
(pdf)

Robert Bray
UW-Madison
(pdf)

Milo Jones
Jones Dairy Farm
(pdf)

1995 Clarence Becker John Plankinton Morris Segel
 

Clarence Becker
Becker Food Co.
(pdf)

John Plankinton
John Plankinton Co.
(pdf)

Morris Segel
Wisconsin Packing Co.
(pdf)

1996
Wallace Jerome
Oscar Gustav Mayer
 

Wallace Jerome
Jerome Foods
(pdf)

Oscar Gustave Mayer
Oscar Mayer & Co.
(pdf)

1997 James and Evelyn Hewitt
Clifford Hollenbeck
Edward Jones

L Edwin LiebmannHerbert Liebmann

Milton Peck
 

James & Evelyn Hewitt
Hewitt's Meat Processing
(pdf)

Clifford Hollenbeck
Red Arrow Products Co.
(pdf)

Edward Jones
Jones Dairy Farm
(pdf)

Edwin & Herbert Liebmann
Packerland Packing Co.
(pdf)

Milton Peck
Peck Packing Co.
(pdf)

1999
Norval Dvorak
Frederick Layton
Robert Thayer
charles Vignieri
 

Norval Dvorak
Packerland Packing Co.
(pdf)

Frederick Layton
Layton Co.
(pdf)

Robert Thayer
WI DATCP
(pdf)

Charles Vignieri
Kenosha Beef
(pdf)

2000


PD Armour

Ernie Briskey
EM Foster
Ralph & Alice Stayer
 

Philip Armour
Armour & Co.
(pdf)

Ernest Briskey
UW-Madison
(pdf)

Edwin M. Foster
UW-Madison
(pdf)

Ralph & Alice Stayer
Johnsonville Sausage
(pdf)

2001
Gary Bernegger
Jean Biddick
Art Chermak
Tony Weiler
 

Gary Bernegger
Hillshire Farm
(pdf)

Jean Manchester Biddick
Neesvig's
(pdf)

Arthur Chermak
Cher-Make Sausage Co.
(pdf)

Anton Weiler
Weiler & Co.
(pdf)

2002
Ed Baker
Bob Cassens
Howard Curler and Robert Woods
David Drummond
 

Edward C, Baker
WI DATCP
(pdf)

Robert G. Cassens
UW-Madison
(pdf)

Howard Curler & Robert Woods
Curwood
(pdf)

David Drummond
Drummond Packing Co.
(pdf)

2003
John&Rita Leahy
Edward C Sloan
Ed Traisman
 

John & Rita Leahy
Lake Geneva Country Meats
(pdf)

Edward C. Sloan
Oscar Mayer & Co.
(pdf)

Ed Traisman
UW-Madison
(pdf)

2004
bob kauffman
harvey rasmussen
Reg, Norm Lee and David Weber
 

Robert G. Kauffman
UW-Madison
(pdf)

Harvey R. Rasmussen
Alkar-Rapid Pak
(pdf)

Reginal, Norman, Lee and David Weber
Weber Meats
(pdf)

2005
Elmer Fechner
James Kalscheur
John, George and Ronals Klement
 

Elmer Fechner
Fechner's Food Products
(pdf)

James Kalscheur
UW Provisions
(pdf)

John, George and Ronald Klement
Klement Sausage Co.
(pdf)

2006
Carl Chelleviod
Carl Kuehne
Jack Link
 

Carl Chellevold
Richland Locker
(pdf)

Carl W. Kuehne
American Foods Group
(pdf)

Jack Link
Links Snacks, Inc.
(pdf)

2007
Dennis buege
Bruce Marsh
 
 

Dennis R. Buege
UW-Madison
(pdf)

B. Bruce Marsh
UW-Madison
(pdf)

2008
Terry Burkhardt
Russ Maas
James Peterson
 

Terry Burkhardt
WI DATCP
(pdf)

Russell Maas
Oscar Mayer & Co.
(pdf)

James Peterson
Lodi Locker / Alkar-Rapid Pak
(pdf)

2009 larry borchert Dean W Henderson Louis Muench    
 

Larry L. Borchert
Oscar Mayer & Co.
(pdf)

Dean W. Henderson
UW-River Falls
(pdf)

Louis E. Muench
Louie's Finer Meats, Inc
(pdf)

   
2010 Bob Uecker Dennis Vignieri Russ Wenzel    

Bob Uecker
Milwaukee Brewers
(pdf)

Dennis Vignieri
Kenosha Beef International/ Birchwood Food (pdf)
Russell Wenzel
Harry C. Wenzel & Sons, Inc
(pdf)
   
2011 Glorious Malone Meinhardt Raabe Gary L Underwood Roger and Pat Hemelryk  
 

Glorius Malone
Malone's Fine Sausage, Inc
(pdf)

Meinhardt Raabe
Oscar Mayer & Co.
(pdf)

Gary L Underwood
Red Arrow Products Company LLC
(pdf)

Roger and Pat Van Hemelryk
Maplewood Meats
(pdf)

 
2012 Ken & Kris Bisarek Dr Robert Deibel Virginia S. Hazlett    
  Ken & Kris Bisarek
(pdf)
Dr. Robert Deibel
Deibel Labs
(pdf)
Virginia S. Hazlett
"Beef Lady"
(pdf)
   
2013 William E. Kramlich Harland Schraufnagel    
 

Karl Koslowski
Karl's Country Market
(pdf)

William E. Kramlich
(pdf)

Harland Schraufnagel
Abbyland Foods
(pdf)

   

 

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