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Findley, Roppolo Receive Special Awards
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Findley, Roppolo Receive Special Awards

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Texas ginner Jimmy Roppolo of El Campo was named the 2012 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He was recognized during the 2013 annual meeting of the Memphis-based National Cotton Ginners Association (NCGA).

The award is presented annually to a ginner in recognition of: 1) able, efficient and faithful service to the ginning industry and 2) continuing those principles exemplified and practiced by Horace Hayden, a former NCGA executive secretary.

Roppolo has been active at both state and national levels of the U.S. cotton industry. A past president of the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association, he has served on its board since the mid-1980s, and was named the Texas Ginner of the Year in 2000.

He has been a trustee of the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Trust, and currently serves as a director of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council and as a member of the Fiber Advisory Committee for the Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

He has served as a National Cotton Ginners’ Association (NCGA) director and as a ginner delegate to the National Cotton Council.

Roppolo, a Texas A&M graduate, also was at the forefront of a U.S. cotton ginning industry campaign launched in 1998 to raise $500,000 towards the creation of an endowed chair in Texas A&M University’s Agricultural Engineering Department. In 2004, Roppolo was named the Texas A&M Outstanding Alumnus for the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and he was named a member of the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry of Former Students in Agricultural Economics.

Also recognized at the NCGA meeting was Dennis “Dusty” Findley, the Southeastern Ginners Association’s chief executive officer. He received NCGA’s Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals who have provided a career of distinguished service to the U.S. ginning industry.

A Virginia native, Findley also is a Texas A&M University graduate. He was employed by Texas Cotton Ginners in 1991 as a field safety representative before joining Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association in 1997.

The NCGA also elected its 2013 officers: president - Richard Kelley, Burlison, Tenn.; first vice president - Dwayne Alford, Yuma, Ariz.; second vice president - Levin Lynch, Bennettsville, S.C.; third vice president - Ron Craft, Plains, Texas, and chairman - Lee Tiller, Odem, Texas. Harrison Ashley of Cordova, Tenn., serves as NCGA’s executive
vice president.

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