SIDNEY, OHIO — March 19, 2015 — Freshway Foods announced today that Tony Arnold, the company’s Director of Human Resources, has been named to the Dayton Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. The list honors the brightest young professionals in the region, and honorees were chosen from nearly 270 nominations.
“Anyone who has worked with Tony knows how deserving he is of this award,” said Devon Beer, President and COO of Freshway Foods. “Tony is the consummate team player and a pleasure to be around,” he added. “The Freshway team could not be more proud of him. The sky is the limit regarding his future.”
Arnold was nominated for the list by Sharon Maurice, Director of the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, Ohio. “When I saw the criteria for the list, Tony was the first person to come to mind,” said Maurice. “Tony is always the first person to volunteer, and he has been instrumental in getting our programs up and running,” she added. “He’s stellar.”
Arnold volunteers regularly with the Workforce Partnership, whose mission is to align workforce and education systems to respond to the skills needs of business and industry in Shelby County. Arnold helped develop the curriculum for the Food Science program at Sidney High School in Sidney, Ohio. He has spoken to students at local high schools about careers in the food industry. He was also active in the project to build the Workforce Partnership Classroom at Sidney High School and worked with Wright State University to develop the school’s Certificate in Food Systems Management, an undergraduate program offered through the university’s Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio.
Arnold serves as chairman of the Write State University Food Science Advisory Committee and as member of the Sidney/Shelby County YMCA and Sidney High School Food Science Advisory Boards. He is a frequent guest speaker at local universities.
Arnold joined Freshway Foods in 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Wright State University. A lifelong resident of Shelby County, Arnold and his family currently reside in Sidney, Ohio.