Senior Advisor Arvid Hawk announced his retirement from NAEGA earlier this month, marking the end of a long and distinguished career in the industry.
Arvid Hawk began his career with Cargill, Inc. as a Research Engineer. In this capacity, he conducted research in grain drying, aeration, dust control, grain dust explosions, mold testing, aflatoxin testing, sampling and grain inspection methods. During this period, he became active in liaison work with various trade associations and became interested in and familiar with The Federal Grain Inspection standards and procedures. He also became Cargill’s in-house expert on international phytosanitary rules and regulations. In 1980, he took over the position of Grain Handling Coordinator for the North American Grain Division of Cargill. His responsibilities in this job were to give technical advice to plant superintendents, managers, merchants and traders in all of the technical areas mentioned above.
Before his retirement from Cargill, he served as Chairman of NAEGA’s Grades and Inspections Committee and was awarded NAEGA’s Amstutz Award in 2006 for exhibiting exceptional accomplishments in promoting export grain and oilseed trade from the United States. Currently, Arvid is a consultant on agricultural issues for Global Agricultural Consulting, LLC.
We are extremely grateful for the many years of work and expertise Arvid has contributed to NAEGA initiatives and wish him the best in his future endeavors.