Chad Lottman was elected president of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) during the 79th Annual Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition, July 21, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lottman is the owner of C&C Processing in Diller, Nebraska, and Landmark Snacks in Beatrice, Nebraska. A first-generation processor, Lottman started his business in 1994 at the age of 19. In 2001, C&C Processing doubled its size and became a USDA inspected plant. In 2003, the store was remodeled to include more space for specialty meats, as well as to accommodate a booming deer processing business. After continued growth, Landmark Snacks was opened in 2016 to allow the expansion of a co-packing business.
At the state level, Lottman has been a member of the Nebraska Association of Meat Processors (NAMP) for over 20 years and served as director for over 12 years. He served as president of NAMP in 2004. He actively helps with and attends both state and national meat association conventions, striving to gain more knowledge and expertise in the industry. C&C Processing has won countless awards with their products at both state and national cured meats shows.
At the national level, the Lottmans were the recipients of the 2001 AAMP Accomplishment Award, which recognizes the honoree’s outstanding achievements in the meat and poultry industry, accomplished over a relatively short period of time. Lottman has served as the chair of the Meat Inspection/Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as the Membership and Scholarship Committees.
In his local community, Lottman has been a member of the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce since 2002, Beatrice Chamber of Commerce since 2012, and member of the Diller Community Club since 1994. He has been a Diller volunteer firefighter for over 22 years, 18 of those years also serving as an EMT. In 2007, he received the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. He is a lifetime member and 7th generation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Diller. He and wife, Courtney, have two daughters.
Lottman succeeds Louie E. Muench, Louie’s Finer Meats, Cumberland, Wisconsin, who will remain on the AAMP Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President.