Mike Sloan elected head of national meat processors association
Mike Sloan (right) is new president of meat processors.
By staff writer
Mike Sloan, owner of Hermann Wurst Haus, has been elected president of the American Association of Meat Processors. He succeeds Jon Frohling of Hecla, S.D., who will remain on the board of directors as past president.
The group gathered at the 73rd American Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition in St. Paul, Minn.
Sloan worked his way through the AAMP board chairs, serving as the association’s first vice-president and treasurer before he took charge of his presidential duties on July 28.
He became involved in the meat industry at a very young age and learned a variety of meat processing skills at the family processing plant at Swiss.
In June 2011, Mike and his wife, Lynette, set out on their own. They purchased the former auto parts store in Hermann’s historic downtown district. Then after much remodeling, they opened the Hermann Wurst Haus in September 2011.
Through the year, Mike Sloan has been actively involved in the Missouri Association of Meat Processors. He served on the MAMP board of directors and shared his meat processing knowledge with others, serving as speaker and chairman of several committees. He also appeared on the Food Network television show, Road Tasted, and shared his skills with others by teaching meat fabrication and sausage production to chefs.