As chairman, Schlafer succeeds Paul T. Maass, president of the Commercial Foods Division of ConAgra Foods, Inc., who completed a two-year term as chairman. Elected vice-chairman of NAMA was James M. Meyer, president of Italgrani USA, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Schlafer, who was NAMA vice-chairman from 2010-12, has been on the group’s board since 2005 and Executive Committee since 2009. Additionally, he serves on the NAMA Finance/Budget Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Production Data Collection.
Meyer also has been a board member since 2005 and has served on many NAMA committees. He is chairman of the Finance/Budget Committee.