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FPSA Press Release

Media Contact:

Andy Drennan
SVP, Membership and Business Development

For Immediate Release

August 2, 2022

McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s Dairy Council today announced it has awarded four $3,500 scholarships that will be used towards completing the winners’ respective degrees within the dairy or food science disciplines.  The winners of the 2022 Tom Imbordino Memorial Dairy Science Scholarship are:

  • Grace Marie Clark, Iowa State University
  • Mohamed Elfaruk, South Dakota State University
  • Kritika Gaba, South Dakota State University
  • Sheetal Jha, South Dakota State University

“The FPSA Dairy Council is proud to announce the list of outstanding scholarship winners for the 2022-2023 school year” stated Martin Lutz, Chairman of the FPSA Dairy Council and CEO of ProLeiT Corp. “The Council congratulates these impressive winners and wishes them the best in the upcoming school year and beyond. This year’s applications were especially strong, and our four winners truly do represent the “cream of the crop”. Tom Imbordino, who was a founding member of the FPSA Dairy Council and a champion for young people in the dairy industry would be especially proud of this group. The remarkable applicants for this year’s scholarship clearly show that the future of this industry is in excellent hands.”

David Seckman, President and CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association added: “The Imbordino Scholarship is an important part of FPSA’s “Giving Back” program, made possible thanks to the generous contributions of FPSA members and the Dairy Council. Thanks to these members and participants of the FPSA Auction, we are able to assist deserving students in achieving their dreams of a career in the Dairy industry.”

The FPSA Dairy Council is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors who take an active role in the review and selection of scholarship winners. For more information on the FPSA Dairy Council contact Andy Drennan at 703-663-1201 or


The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues.  Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the BakeryBeverageDairyPrepared Foods, Pet Foods and Meat sectors.