ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced on Sept. 17 Tom Geary as its 2015 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. Geary was presented the highest award offered by the AFIA Liquid Feed Committee and the liquid feed industry on Sept. 16 during AFIA's Liquid Feed Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

The Liquid Feed Symposium is the country's largest gathering of liquid supplement leaders in manufacturing, nutrition, quality, sales and marketing.

"With 43 years of experience, Tom has influenced and witnessed the liquid feed industry as it's evolved into a demanding sector in animal feed," said Joel G. Newman, AFIA president and chief executive officer. "Thanks to his dedication and forward thinking, Tom has been a pertinent part in that success."

With more than four decades in the liquid feed industry, Geary began his career in 1972 as a ruminant nutritionist at PMSWest, Inc., and has since retired from Westway Feed Products, LLC, as western division manager. Geary now owns Thomas Geary Consulting where he consults on management and business development.

Geary is credited with selling more than 15 million tonnes of liquid feed during his career. One of his most notable accomplishments is leading the expansion of suspension supplements in major western feedlots and dairies.

Geary has stayed active within the industry, and previously served two terms on the AFIA Liquid Feed Committee. He earned his bachelor's degree in animal science and master's degree in nutrition and physiology from California State University, Fresno, California, U.S., and an additional master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.