Cured Meats Hall of Fame Award

The Cured Meats Hall of Fame Award was established to recognize individuals that have shown a long-standing excellence in the production of cured meats. One person per year will be selected to receive the award unless otherwise recommended. Award winners have actively participated in the American Cured Meat Championships for several years, state cured meat shows, demonstrated exceptional ability in the production of cured meats, been involved in AAMP activities, and willing to share knowledge and information with others in the meat industry.


  • 2018  Jake Sailer, Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood, WI
  • 2018 Gary Bardine, Bardine’s Country Smokehouse, Crabtree, PA
  • 2017 Jason Hering, Ralph’s Packing Co., Perkins, OK
  • 2017 Doug Hankes, Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Galesburg, IL
  • 2016 Mike Sloan, Herman Wurst Haus, Hermann, MO
  • 2016 Dave Sutton, Newhall Locker & Processing, Newhall, IA
  • 2015 Dwight Ely, Ely Farm Products, Newtown, PA
  • 2015 Bill Dayton, Dayton Meat Products Inc., Malcom, IA
  • 2014 Richard Leiding, Leiding’s Meats & Catering, Danville, IL
  • 2013 Roger Van Hemelryk…………….Green Bay, WI
  • 2012 Karl Koslowski…………..Menomonee Falls, WI
  • 2012 Jon Frohling…………….……….….…Hecla, SD
  • 2011 Richard J. Reams…………..………Hudson, WI
  • 2011 Frank Stoysich, Jr……….…..…..….Omaha, NE
  • 2010 Sam Western…………………..…Greentop, MO
  • 2010 Joseph A. Turasky……….……….Springfield, IL
  • 2009 Michael Eickman…………….………..Seward, IL
  • 2009 James Hankes………..…….……..Galesburg, IL
  • 2008 Tim Haen………………….…..…..Kaukauna, WI
  • 2008 John Haen……………………..….Kaukauna, WI
  • 2007 Greg Endres……………………….Hampton, MN
  • 2007 Dan Weber…………….……………..Geneseo, IL
  • 2006 Victor Bryce (Tup) Robertson……..Marietta, OK
  • 2005 Robert Filbrandt………….……South Haven, MI
  • 2005 Joe Leonard……..Downtown S. Edmeston, NY
  • 2004 Roger L. Alewel…………………………Sedalia, MO
  • 2004 Randy Alewel…………………….Warrensburg, MO
  • 2003 Louis E. Muench………………….Cumberland, WI
  • 2003 Frank P. Stoysich, Sr…………………..Omaha, NE
  • 2002 Wayne Beckman…………………..Kensington, KS
  • 2002 Richard McLimans………………….Fennimore, WI
  • 2001 Kenneth Bisarek …………………….Bloomington, WI
  • 2001 David V. Dewey ………………………………Chico, CA
  • 2000 Randall Ream …………………………………Elburn, IL
  • 2000 Gary R. Crane ……………………………..Perkins, OK
  • 1999 Reginald P. Weber …………………….Cuba City, WI
  • 1999 Kim P. Nelson ………………………………Arcadia, WI
  • 1998 Nick Schermer …………………………..Hayward, MN
  • 1998 James Klema ………………………………….Beloit, KS
  • 1997 Stan Brooks ………………………Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1997 Larry Schubert ………………………………Millstadt, IL
  • 1996 Steven E. Eaker ………………………..Ellendale, MN
  • 1996 Morris F. Burger ………………………..California, MO
  • 1996 Helmut Wagner………………………………….Erie, PA
  • 1995 Louis H. Carstensen …………………Lake Park, MN
  • 1995 Edward T. Woods……………….Bowling Green, MO
  • 1994 Peter C. Nelson ………………………..Lindstrom, MN
  • 1994 Fred H. Keller …………………………..Claremont, NC
  • 1993 Merlyn J. Eickman ………………………….Seward, IL
  • 1993 James W. Hewitt ……………………….Marshfield, WI
  • 1992 James L. Peterson …………………………….Lodi, WI
  • 1991 Wieland J. Kayser ………………………………Lena, IL
  • 1991 Rudy F. Stoysich …………………………..Omaha, NE
  • 1991 Harold (Red) Bartholomew………..San Diego, CA
  • 1991 Clarence W. Knebel ……………………..Belmont, WI