The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have selected Anthony Bimbo to receive the 2009 Industry Excellence Award. With over 47 years of experience in fish oils, Bimbo’s impact on the industry has been unparalleled.
Bimbo has worked as a consultant for many years primarily dealing with manufacturers of omega-3s and other lipids. He worked for Zapata for over 33 years, now known as Omega Protein and helped establish one of the first fish oil refineries in the United States located in Reedville, VA, where he directed the sales and operations. He has played a significant leadership role in multiple industry associations, including IFOMA, which is now part of IFFO (International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization).
Having chaired IFOMA’s scientific committee for many years and contributing significantly to the science of lipids in feed applications, Bimbo’s excellent leadership skills cannot go unrecognized. Bimbo chaired the task force that obtained GRAS affirmation for menhaden oil, and was involved in the first attempt to establish a Codex standard for fish oils in the 1970s. In his work as a member of GOED's Technical Committee, Bimbo has led the drive to improve analytical lab proficiency and helped establish close working ties with AOCS. GOED is certainly grateful for his expertise and advice. Since becoming a consultant, Bimbo has been a vital and valued source of counsel for both new and established entrants into the category.
Bimbo will be joining the growing list of high caliber individuals who have made a significant impact on the omega-3 industry, including 2006 recipient Ian Newton, Managing Director of Ceres Consulting, 2007 recipient Thomas Grys, Managing Director of Denomega and 2008 recipient Robert Orr, President & CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada. The 2009 Industry Excellence Award is well deserved for Anthony Bimbo’s lifetime of contribution to the industry.