Golden Cleaver Trophy

The AAMP Golden Cleaver Trophy acknowledges the member who has recruited the highest number of new members to the join the American Association of Meat Processors. The recruitment period is from June 1 until May 30 in one year.


  • 2017  Doug Hankes, Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats – Galesburg, IL
  • 2016  Chad Lottman, C&C Processing – Diller, NE
  • 2015  Louis Muench, Louie’s Finer Meats Inc. – Cumberland, WI
  • 2014  Tim Haen, Haen Packing – Kaukauna, WI
  • 2013  Bob Filbrandt, Bob’s Processing – South Haven, MI
  • 2012  David Downs – Burnsville, MN
  • 2011  Jon Frohling – Hecla, SD
  • 2010  Bob Filbrandt – South Haven, MI
  • 2009  David Downs – Burnsville, MN
  • 2008  George Lapsley – Pipersville, PA
  • 2007  David Downs – Burnsville, MN
  • 2006  Brad Andre – Cincinnati, OH
  • 2005  George Lapsley – Pipersville, PA
  • 2004  Dr. Joseph Cordray – Ames, IA
  • 2003  Victor Halls – Sabetha, KS
  • 2002  Fred Myers – Portland, OR
  • 2001  Gary Baysinger – Craig, CO
  • 2000  Stephen W. Boyer – Ellington, CT
  • 1999  James L. Peterson – Lodi, WI
  • 1998  Richard G. Kean, III – Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1997  Dennis L. Schaardt – Table Rock, NE
  • 1996  Ernest B. Mucke, III – Hartford, CT
  • 1995  Nancy Henderson-Brown – Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1994  Lloyd E. Hess – Willow Street, PA
  • 1993  Lorne Thompson – Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1992  Lorne Thompson – Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1991  James L. Peterson – Lodi, WI
  • 1990  Dr. Joseph Cordray – Birmingham, AL
  • 1989  Benito Plasschaert – Gent, Belgium