AFOA to Unite Fats and Oils Industry at 60th Annual Meeting

 

American Fats and Oils Association pic
American Fats and Oils Association
Image: fatsandoils.org

Isaiah Kingston serves as the chief financial officer of Washakie Renewable Energy, where he oversees the development of performance measures that uphold the company’s strategic direction. Beyond his obligations with the Utah-based company, Isaiah Kingston maintains affiliation with the American Fats and Oils Association (AFOA). The organization is preparing for its 60th Annual Meeting in October 2017.

The Annual AFOA Meeting presents professionals in the fats and oils industry with a platform to exchange ideas with peers and connect with customers and suppliers. Featuring a series of forums, seminars, and industry panel discussions, the meeting will explore various topics that range from animal proteins and vegetable oils to biofuels. Several keynote speakers will lead discussions, and participants will engage in networking opportunities through luncheons and receptions. In addition, the AFOA will host its 60th Anniversary Gala Reception on the final day of the meeting.

Registration fees vary according to membership with the AFOA and days attended. Attendance to the Gala Reception requires an additional fee. Four sponsorship levels are also available: Silver, Gold, Table, and Lanyard. The Annual AFOA Meeting will take place October 11-12, 2017, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Advertisements

The Work of Harry Fornari with the AFOA

American Fats and Oils Association pic
American Fats and Oils Association
Image: fatsandoils.org

A University of Utah graduate, Isaiah Kingston serves Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, as the chief financial officer. Isaiah Kingston is a member of the American Fats and Oils Association (AFOA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fats and oils sector.

Each year, AFOA oversees the Harry Fornari Lecture, created in 2001 in honor of the former two-time president of the association. From 1973 until his passing, Harry Fornari served in AFOA, first as a director and later as second executive director and president.

For more than three decades, Fornari was a crucial component in the success of AFOA. Among his achievements is the successful expansion of AFOA, first nationally and then globally. Fornari also prompted the changing of the organization’s name to the American Fats and Oils Association. Fornari oversaw a fourfold membership increase during his tenure.