LAS VEGAS — Emil Kolb, global technical milling expert for Cargill, was named the 2010 Milling Operative of the Year at the International Association of Operative Miller’s 114th Annual Conference & Expo award banquet on April 22. The award, which has been presented by Milling & Baking News for the past 25 years, is presented annually to the practicing milling operative who has made the most significant contributions to the progress of his plant, his company and the industry from an operating point of view.

A 40-year-veteran of the milling industry, Mr. Kolb was recognized for his commitment to drive continuous improvement in the industry as well as his patience and nurturing attitude in training aspiring millers.

Mr. Kolb began his career in milling as an apprentice at a small flour mill in Switzerland and later joined Buhler as head miller, a position he held for 20 years. He joined Cargill in 1993 and has since had a hand in nearly every reflow and acquisition project at the company.