COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — A miller, a publisher and a milling equipment supplier were recipients of honorary memberships at the 2020 annual meeting of the North American Millers’ Association.

The three — Arthur Loeffler of Star of the West Milling Co., Frankenmuth, Mich.; Mark Sabo of Sosland Publishing Company, Kansas City; and Rene Steiner, Bühler, Inc., Plymouth, Minn. — were honored Oct. 18 during the NAMA annual meeting at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Mr. Loeffler retired in May 2018 as president of Star of the West following a 29-year career with the company. Upon his retirement, he was elected chairman of the board. Mr. Loeffler served for many years as a board member of NAMA and is a past president of the Michigan Millers Association.

Following a 42-year at Sosland Publishing Company, parent company of Milling & Baking News, Mr. Sabo retired as president at the end of 2015. He joined the company in 1972, initially as general manager of Retail Baking Today. He was named president of the company and publisher of Milling & Baking News in 1986.

Mr. Steiner retired in December 2018 following a career at Bühler dating back more than 50 years, beginning as a degree mechanical engineer. His leadership positions at the company included president of Bühler South Africa from 1992-97; president of processed food for Bühler Switzerland, 1997-2001; president of the international sales and service organization of Bühler Switzerland from 2002-2005; and president of Bühler North America.