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Andy Drennan
Senior Vice President of Membership and Business Development

June 16, 2021


McLean, VA – The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) today announced the recipients of fifteen $5,000 Career Development Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The winners of these scholarships are employees of FPSA member companies and family members and  include: Anna Bert (Alfa Laval), Kallie Baughman (Marel), Victoria Langro (Festo Corporation), Leah Rozeboom (Interstates), Aaliyah Aramjoo-Hull (Multivac, Inc), Louis Klemp (Weber, Inc), Madison Han (Millard Manufacturing Corporation), Gabrielle Kill (Kassa Cutters USA), Blake Benway (TREIF USA), John Fitzgerald (JBT), Natalia Hoeppner (Dorner Manufacturing Corporation), Alyssa Schumacher (Provisur Technologies), Nicole Grant (Poly-clip System), Stephanie Minaya (Whiting-Turner Contracting Co), and Haley Palmer (Whiting-Turner Contracting Co) . These winners were selected from a pool of 141 well qualified applicants for this year’s scholarship program.

“This year’s pool of winners is especially strong given the 15% increase in scholarship applications, ” said Tom Kittle, Chairman of the FPSA Foundation and President of Handtmann, Inc. “We are proud to recognize such a strong group of students who are looking to expand their knowledge and put themselves on a successful career path.  The Career Development Scholarship program is a popular FPSA benefit as it provides concrete assistance to employees of member companies and their families. We congratulate the winners on their achievements and look forward to what they will do in the future. We thank all those who applied and encourage all eligible individuals to apply again when the application period for the 2022-2023 academic year opens in January 2022,” added Chairman Kittle.

The Foundation of FPSA established the Career Development Scholarship Program in 2005 as a unique benefit to the members of FPSA. It is designed to promote the career and professional development of FPSA member employees who work full time and their immediate family members. Since its inception in 1983, the FPSA Foundation has focused on supporting the growth of the food industry. Over this period, it has touched the lives of well over 2,000 individuals in the early years of their careers through its grants, scholarships and stipends. Many of these individuals are now employed in food, dairy and meat science programs in the nation’s universities, in major food and beverage processing companies, and many in FPSA member companies.

For more information on the Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association visit or contact David Seckman (, President and CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association.  For more information on the Career Development Scholarship program or any other FPSA member benefits, please contact Senior Vice President of Membership & Business Development, Andy Drennan at


FPSA is a trade association serving suppliers to the global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The Association’s programs and services assist its members in marketing their products and services, and in improving their business practices. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include: PROCESS EXPO, electronic media marketing, education, research, and being the voice of its members in the public arena on issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.