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Mike Gangel Named to NAMP Board of Directors

November 7, 2011

OLATHE, Kan. – Mike Gangel, president of Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, has been re-elected to the board of directors for the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP).

Gangel has been a member of the NAMP board since 2007. This is his second three-year term. Gangel also serves on the board of the National Meat Association. He is a member of the Southwest Meat Association and the American Meat Institute. Gangel received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Benedict’s College and a master’s degree in economics from Notre Dame University.

Chad Equipment, LLC, is a specialty equipment manufacturer serving small to large volume meat harvesting and processing operations, including beef, hog, veal, sheep and horse operations.

About NAMP

The North American Meat Processors Association is a non-profit industry organization founded in 1942. It serves meat processing companies and associates who share a continuing commitment to provide their customers with safe, reliable and consistent meat, poultry, seafood, game and other products. 



About Chad

Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, is a specialty equipment manufacturer serving small to large volume meat harvesting and processing operations, including beef, hog, veal, sheep and horse. Chad is an industry leader in antimicrobial spray systems, the patented recirculating hot water pasteurization system and the patented oscillating action wash system for high and low pressure processing applications.

About Birko

Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. Birko manufactures concentrated CIP, sanitation, antimicrobial intervention and process chemical formulations. Birko’s equipment division designs and manufactures chemical dispensing systems, antimicrobial mixing and spraying conveyors and carcass washing and pasteurizing equipment. Birko’s information technology includes BirkoStats™, an online chemical usage tracking system, and VerifEYE™, a fecal identification imaging system. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association. birkocorp.com