The Arizona Cotton Ginners Association was organized in 1956 to unite the their customers and government agencies.

Over the past 50 years the cotton industry has seen incredible advances in technology and the way the industry does business.  Much
of the advance has been due to the forward approach the Arizona Cotton Ginners Association has taken over that time.

The leadership of the association is a who's who of individuals who have led the  advance of progress nationwide.  Many of Arizona's
leaders have gone on to lead the National Cotton Ginners Association and have had a place in determining the future of America's
cotton market.
History
Arizona Life Members

Kempton Ashburn – Casa Grande
Tom Jepsen* – Casa Grande
Gesford Francis* – Peoria
Jack Francis* – Peoria
William J. Reckling, Jr.* – Phoenix
Larry Warren – Phoenix
Charles Owen* – Pima
Ron Stanz – Yuma
Joyce Stanz – Yuma
Jim Gale* – Coolidge
Kathy Lambert – Buckeye
Dr. Phil Wakelyn – Washington, DC
Barbara Haralson* - Safford
Lon Emerson - Glendale

*Deceased

National Cotton
Council Delegates

Delegate                         

Bill Brackett      

Butch Gladden  

Russ Kuhnhenn

Dwayne Alford

Gary Phelps

Kim Vale

                           
1956-1962
1962-1964
1964-1966
1966-1967
1967-1968
1968-1970
1970-1971
1971-1972
1972-1973
1973-1974
1974-1975
1975-1976
1976-1977
1977-1981
1981-1983
1983-1984
1984-1986
1986-1987
1987-1988
1988-1989
1989-1990
1990-1991
1991-1992
1992-1993
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1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2006
2006-2007
2007-2010
2011-2012
2012-2013
 Term Expires

2017

2018

2018

2019

2019

2019
Arizona Cotton Ginners Association
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Mission Statement

It is the purpose of the Arizona Cotton Ginners Association to serve the common business interests of the people involved in and served
by the cotton operations in Arizona.
This Mission is Accomplished by:

Encouraging and promoting the civic, commercial and business interests of its members and others related to the cotton
industry by common interest.

Acting as a unifying force in the Arizona ginning industry, encouraging and promoting cooperation among gins, customers
and government agencies.

Addressing and promoting safety issues in the workplace.

Serving as a vehicle for combining the resources of the Arizona cotton gins to more effectively address shared issues and
problems.

Conducting and promoting instructive efforts directed at members of the industry, customers and the general public.

Coordinating activities of Arizona cotton gins involved in the national issues addressed by the National Cotton Ginners
Associations.

Acquiring and disseminating scientific, technical, economic and educational information of value to the industry.

Promoting good faith, integrity and fair business principals in the trade activities of its members.
Arizona Cotton Ginners
Past Presidents

J.S. Francis        
James Francis        
C.R. Bell        
Cliff Richardson        
George Peck        
G.H. Francis        
Percy Hudson        
R.H. Mitchell        
Earl Foster        
Clint White        
Bruce Dickey     
Bernie Allison        
Bob Prikosivits        
W.J. Reckling, Jr.        
Jack Francis        
Kenneth Crockett        
Steve Straussner        
Larry Warren        
Timothy Keilty        
Tom Jepsen        
Kempton Ashburn       
Charles Owen        
Jimmy Gale        
Bob Burk        
John Brady        
Ronald Stanz          
John Visic        
Barbara Haralson        
Jeff Ballentine        
Russell Kuhnhenn        
Kathy Lambert        
Bill Brackett        
Steve Straussner        
Jim Gale        
Tom Edge        
Arnie Schlittenhart
Steve Straussner
Dwayne Alford
Greg Sugaski
Butch Gladden       
Officers


Gary Phelps - President
gary.phelps@olamnet.com

Melissa Campbell - Vice President
melissa@rivergin.com

Gene Seale - Secretary
gseale@aznex.net

Russ Kuhnhenn - Treasurer
russ@heidencompanies.com        
Associate Members

Acme Bag Company
Allred's Insurance & Cotton Co.
AMS
Arizona Bag Company
AZ Ag Marketing
AZ Crop Improvement Assoc.
Bayer
C & M Baling Services
Calcot
Capitol Engineering Co.
CG Commodities
Cherokee Fabrication
CM Material Handling
Dubose Strapping Inc
Edie & Payne Agency
Farm Credit Services SW
Federal Compress & Warehouse Co., Inc.
Fertizona
Foothills Bank
Goetz & Sons Inc
Great Western Bank
Handwerker-Winburne, Inc.
Imperial Western Products
Jess Smith & Sons Cotton LLLC
L. P. Brown Company
Labaron & Carroll Insurance
Langston Companies Inc.
Lummus
Monsanto
Powers-Leavitt Insurance
Precision Electric co
R & C Supply Co.
Samuel Strapping Systems
Southwest Risk Management
Sunbelt Trading
Supima Assoc.
Wells Fargo
Wetmore Environmental Lab