Maple Leaf Farms recently presented Ron Becher with R J Becher and Sons (Berne, Ind.) with its 2016 Supplier of the Year award. The award is designed to recognize an organization that helps the company grow and better manage its business.

“Suppliers who are reliable and supportive of our high quality standards and processes are instrumental to our success,” said Co-President Scott Tucker. “Ron Becher and his family exemplify these traits and have become invaluable business associates over the last 11 years.”  

This is the first year that Maple Leaf Farms has awarded its Supplier of the Year award. The company hopes to expand its recognition of important suppliers in the future.

“We are fortunate to work with a man of integrity like Ron, who is willing to reinvest in his business on our behalf,” said Tucker.   

During his acceptance speech, Ron thanked his family and employees for their continued hard work and dedication. Among those he thanked were his wife, Julie, sons Ryan and Cole, grandson Corbin and employees Randy Amstutz, Dave LB Schwartz, Bob Langenkamp, Larry Irwin, Matthew Gilbert and Tom Hoffman.