USA Rice Millers’ Association Announces New Chairman, Vice Chairman

CA miller Alex Balafoutis shakes hands with and gives plaque to LA miller Robert Trahan
RMA succession: Trahan (right) to Balafoutis
Jun 19, 2017
CARLSBAD, CA – Last week at its annual convention, the USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) announced the election of Alex Balafoutis, Vice President of Sales for the Rice Business Unit at PGP International in Woodland, California, and Keith Gray, Vice President of Supply Chain at Riviana Foods, as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.  Each will serve a two-year term that begins August 1, 2017.

Chairman-elect Balafoutis presented outgoing RMA Chairman Robbie Trahan with a plaque to commemorate his tenure and thanked Trahan for his outstanding service and dedication to the organization.  

In accepting the plaque, Trahan said, “The RMA has faced numerous challenges over the past two years and what I have found most impressive about this organization is our ability to work together when we’re grappling with an issue.  We have long-standing traditions and relationships, and you can really see that come into play when we’re trying to find a way forward to a solution.”