National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership this week as part of the organization’s membership meeting in Washington D.C. Members elected seven returning governing board members and one new member to serve on the leadership committee.
“Led by a robust and diverse trade association the biodiesel industry is well prepared to meet the opportunities of the future,” said National Biodiesel Board Chairman Gary Haer. “I am optimistic about what is in store for our industry as we join forces to fulfill federal alternative energy requirements and work together to continue to advance the industry.”
Officers elected to lead the board are: Gary Haer, chairman, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Producer); Ed Ulch, vice chair, Iowa Soybean Board (Farmer); Ron Marr, secretary, Minnesota Soybean Processors, (Producer); Jim Conway, treasurer, Griffin Industries (Producer).
Biodiesel board members also voted to fill eight board member spots. Board members elected to the Governing Board include the officer team and: Ed Hegland, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (Farmer); Kris Kappenman, Archer Daniels Midland (Producer); Bob Metz, South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion council (Farmer); Robert Stobaugh, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (Farmer).
The following members continue to serve on the governing board: Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board (Farmer); Ramon Benavides, GEN-X Energy Group (Producer); Steven Levy, Sprague Energy (Producer); Dave Lyons, Louis Dreyfus (Producer); Doug Smith, Baker Commodities (Producer); David Womack, Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board (Farmer); and John Wright, Owensboro Grain Company (Producer).