The attached statement published on 8 May 2017 by PFIAA
2014 - Karl Nealon
Karl is the inaugural winner of the Phil Jackson Award, now offered
bi-annually to recognise Technical Excellence in the petfood industry
alongside the industry Wayne Purvis Award.
Karl has a long history with Nestle, Supercoat and presently Nestle
Purina at their Blayney, NSW plant. Indeed Karl as Technical Manager for
Supercoat was instrumental in developing this product, today one of the
leading brands. He was Chair of the Technical Committee for a number of
years before re-locating to NZ. He has now returned to Australia and
heads up the new manufacturing wet petfood plant for Nestle Purina
at Blayney. Karl commented in receiving this award noted his long
association with Phil Jackson and his appreciation of Phil's mentoring
over many years.