Ed Boone of International Paper and Rick Zimmerman of Novus International have been named the “2011 Sales Representatives of the Year” by The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. 

The award, which has been presented annually since 1968, is based on the nominee’s involvement and support of the association and the industry. For the first time in the history of this award, two sales representatives were announced.


Boone is currently a national account manager and has been with International Paper for 11 years. He has been in corrugated packaging sales since 1997 and has handled poultry business for the last 10 years. Zimmerman gained his first exposure to the industry in 1961 when his parents became contract poultry growers, and has served with The Poultry Federation as a past president of the Allied industries.