In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in entrepreneurial pursuits, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has awarded distinguished alumnus Christopher Salm a 2016 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.
Salm, BS’75 Meat & Animal Science, co-founded Salm Partners LLC, a company that produces hot dogs and sausages that are then sold by brand marketers and private label retailers. The company is an industry leader in developing and implementing new technology systems for processing those meats. Throughout a career that’s included Oscar Mayer, Johnsonville Sausage and ConAgra, Salm’s focus has been on “finding and proving new technologies and processes to better feed the world,” he says.
Salm is active with UW-Madison, serving as the first chair of the meat lab industry advisory committee, on the CALS Board of Visitors, on the WARF Food Science “Catalysts” group, and as chair of the CALS campaign planning committee. Salm is a frequent conference speaker at both national and international events.
Learn more about him in this video produced by UW-Madison University Communications: