Clearwater Beach, FL | November 17, 2022 At a special ceremony during its Annual Conference in this week, AgGateway presented awards to member volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the organization and its mission to enable seamless digital connectivity in agriculture.
“The professionals we honored at the Conference have consistently gone above and beyond our expectations, providing time, talent, leadership, and dedication that have measurably moved our efforts forward,” said Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO, following the ceremony. “We were thrilled to highlight their exceptional work in front of an audience of their industry colleagues.”
The following awards were presented:
The AgGateway in Action Award is given to volunteers for exceptional work over the past year in their respective regions. The 2022 recipients are Jim Glynn, Senior Business Operations Manager for Winfield United in the North America region, and Bruno Lucio, Director of Sales, Latin America for Topcon Agriculture in the Latin America region.
The Ron Storms Leadership Award, named for a pioneer in agriculture connectivity in the early days of AgGateway and its predecessor organizations, honors long-term effort, leadership, and achievement on behalf of the organization. The 2022 award recipient is Joe Gifford, Customer Service e-Connectivity Manager at Syngenta.
The President’s Award is presented to one individual who’s made consistent and far-reaching positive impacts on organizational achievement over the course of several years. The 2022 recipient is Jim Griffeth, Senior Director of Technology at Co-Alliance Cooperative.
“We value the work of every volunteer,” said Kemp at the ceremony’s close. “Each and every one of you make it possible to move the agriculture industry forward on digital connectivity. And we especially appreciate the extraordinary efforts of this year’s award recipients, whose dedication to the mission is truly an inspiration to us all. We thank them again for their exemplary service.”
AgGateway is a global, non-profit organization whose more than 200 members develop standards and other resources so that companies and organizations can rapidly access and seamlessly transfer information. Its work cuts across industry sectors, allowing companies to meet and solve digital challenges for agriculture and related industries. Success is achieved through the dedication of volunteers from these member organizations, who are instrumental in the process of creating and constructing standards and digital connections.
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