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Coast Packing Company announced the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) elected Eric Gustafson, CEO of Coast Packing, to secretary of NAMI, as well as a three-year term on the board of directors and a one-year term on the executive committee. Gustafson co-founded NAMI’s family business taskforce and also serves on the board of directors and nominating committee for the Institute of Shortenings and Edible Oils (ISEO).

NAMI represents companies processing 95 percent of US red meat and 70 percent of US turkey, and their suppliers. With headquarters in Washington DC, elected leaders govern NAMI and direct its professional staff. NAMI elected leaders include five officers, the president and CEO, a board of directors and executive board. Representatives on both of these bodies include leaders in the supplier and packer/processor segments of the industry.