The American Meat Institute (AMI) announced the appointment of John J. Reddington as president of the U.S. Hide, Skin & Leather Association (USHSLA).Reddington is a 23-year veteran of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) who has served in posts worldwide.He joins USHSLA Nov. 5, 2002.In his last position at FAS, he served as the director of the Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division.He also served as special assistant to the FAS deputy administrator, counselor for agricultural affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, assistant deputy administrator for analysis, deputy director of the Tobacco, Cotton and Seeds Division and as an agricultural attaché in New Zealand, Pakistan and the Netherlands.He began his career at FAS as an economist in the Oilseeds and Products Division.Reddington currently is president of his export consulting firm, American International Agribusiness Alliance, in Arlington, VA.
...Reddington will serve as a liaison with numerous allied trade associations and represent the industry's interests in Washington, DC.
The association constantly monitors matters affecting the industry and participates in programs involving export sales reporting, export statistics and hide price reporting. Reddington earned a bachelor's degree in resource economics from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University.He
also participated in the Department of State's Senior Seminar
from 1993 to 1994.USHSLA
is the exclusive representative of the hide and skin industry in the U.S. Member companies include meat packers, hide processors, brokers, dealers and exporters.
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