Sheldon, Iowa (September 26, 2019) – Rome Grinding Solutions, a manufacturer of industrial grinders and equipment for the meat, poultry, pet food and related industries, is pleased to announce that Nicole Chestnut, Rome’s Customer Service Manager and Safety Director is the recipient of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) Women’s Alliance Network’s Red Circle Rising Star Honor.
This honor recognizes a woman with less than five years of food and beverage industry experience who has made a noticeable impact via professional achievements and personal influence in the industry.
Chestnut began working at Rome Grinding Solutions as a receptionist in 2015. After several months, she was promoted to an Inside Sales Customer Service Representative. She quickly made her ascension to her current position, due in part to her eagerness to be knowledgeable about the products and processes that Rome offers. She built a rapport with both clients and team members as someone they can count on and trust.
Chestnut is an active volunteer for the FPSA as a member of the Women’s Alliance Network’s Leadership Committee and the liaison for the FPSA Prepared Foods Council. In addition, Chestnut is active in other organizations including Women in Manufacturing (WIM) a national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.
“Women have contributed so much to FPSA and the food and beverage industry,” said Mary George, FPSA Women’s Alliance Network co-chair. “It is the right time to recognize their achievements, as well as an FPSA member company for its role in promoting workplace gender balance.”
The Red Circle Honors will be presented at the Women’s Alliance Network Breakfast on October 10 during PROCESS EXPO in Chicago. Other Red Circle honorees include:
- Career Excellence — Nancy Corriveau, Blentech Corporation
- Innovation and Inspiration — Carole Tonello-Samson, Hiperbaric
- Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women — The Haskell Company
To register for the Women’s Alliance Network Breakfast on October 10 during PROCESS EXPO at McCormick Place visit https://fpsawomensalliancebreakfast.eventbrite.com. The breakfast is free and open to all, but registration is recommended as space is limited. To register for the show or for more information on attending, please visit www.myprocessexpo.com.