FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kaleb Little/573-645-3260
November 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership this week, electing four returning governing board members and four new members to serve in leadership roles.
“Biodiesel faces many challenges but we have strong leadership from among all sectors of the industry and we are in a position as an organization to face those challenges head on,” said NBB CEO Joe Jobe. “This industry has reached nearly two billion gallons for a third consecutive year and will continue to grow into the future under the direction of the board.”
NBB members voted to fill eight board member spots:
- Kent Engelbrecht, ADM
- Ron Heck, Iowa Soybean Association
- Ed Hegland, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
- Ron Marr, Minnesota Soybean Processors
- Steve Nogel, AGP
- Amy Sigg Davis, Ohio Soybean Council
- Robert Stobaugh, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board
- Chad Stone, Renewable Energy Group
Steven Levy, Mike Cunningham, Greg Anderson, Jennifer Case, Timothy Keaveney, Robert Morton, and Ben Wootton also continue to serve on the Governing Board. Four long-time board members retired their positions this year including two past chairs Bob Metz, South Dakota Soybean, and Gary Haer, Renewable Energy Group. Also retiring their positions were Ed Ulch, Iowa Soybean Association, and Todd Ellis, Imperium Renewables.
During the annual fall membership meeting NBB members discussed a number of important topics including the current state of federal policies impacting the industry, held meetings of standing committees, and began the annual program planning process.
Based in Jefferson City, Mo., the National Biodiesel Board is dedicated to supporting the commercial biodiesel industry. Its membership is comprised of biodiesel producers, state, national, and international feedstock and processor organizations; fuel marketers and distributors; and technology providers.