COLORADO SPRINGS — The Grocery Manufacturers Association last week presented the group's highest honor, the Hall of Achievement Award, to Robert E. Rich Jr., chairman of Rich Products Corp., and Jeffrey Noddle, executive chairman of the board at Supervalu.
The awards were presented at the opening session of the 2009 GMA Executive Conference here.
“The GMA Hall of Achievement would be incomplete without Bob Rich,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA. “While growing his family business into one of the most prolific food manufacturers in the world, he remained steadfast in his commitment to serving the CPG industry, exemplified by his 22 years [on] the GMA board of directors.
The addition of Jeff Noddle to the list makes it that much more impressive. Under Jeff's leadership, Supervalu has proven to be a truly collaborative trading partner to GMA member companies.”