• Randall C. Stuewe

    Mr. Stuewe has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 2003. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Stuewe worked for ConAgra Foods, Inc. (ConAgra) as executive vice president and then as president of Gilroy Foods. Prior to serving at ConAgra, he spent twelve years in management, sales and trading positions at Cargill, Incorporated. Mr. Stuewe currently serves as a director of Teays River Investments, LLC, a privately held agribusiness holding company. He also serves on the board of Diamond Green Diesel.

  • Charles Adair

    Mr. Adair retired as Vice Chairman at BMO Capital Markets, a financial services provider. While at BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Adair was responsible for initiating and negotiating investment banking transactions in the Food & Agribusiness sectors. Before joining BMO Capital Markets, he was Senior Vice President and manager of the Harris Capital Markets Group, also a financial services provider, which became the nucleus of the BMO Capital Markets Chicago office. Prior to BMO, Mr. Adair was Director of North American Mergers and Acquisitions for the Australian based agribusiness firm Elders Grain, Inc. where he initiated and executed acquisitions. Early in his career, Mr. Adair held senior positions in domestic and export cash grain trading, futures trading, and transportation logistics with Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. Mr. Adair has also served as an independent director of Aryzta AG, a public global bakery business based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he served as chairman of the remuneration committee. Mr. Adair is currently a director of a private packaged protein co-manufacturer and a private research commercialization company focused on animal agriculture.

  • Beth Albright

    Ms. Albright is a retired Chief Human Resources Officer from Chemours, a global chemistry company and a public spin-off from DuPont, which she joined in October 2014. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice-President Human Resources for Day & Zimmermann, a global manufacturing company, from May 2011 to October 2014, and as the Global Vice President Human Resources for Tekni-Plex, also a global manufacturing company, from July 2009 to April 2011. From 2000 to 2009 she worked for Rohm and Haas in various Human Resources leadership roles supporting global businesses, technology, manufacturing and staff functions. Earlier in her career, she also worked for FMC and Fluor Daniel Construction. She is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and currently serves on the Board of Penn State’s School of Labor & Employment Relations. Previously she was a director and compensation committee member for Crozer Keystone Health System.

  • Linda Goodspeed

    Ms. Goodspeed is the retired Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Partner at WealthStrategies Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm, positions she held from 2007 until her retirement in 2017, and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of each of the following companies: American Electric Power Company, Inc., where she serves on the nuclear oversight, audit and policy committees; and AutoZone, Inc., where she serves on the audit and compensation committees. She had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The ServiceMaster Company, a provider of home services, from 2011 to 2014. From 2008 to September 2011, Ms. Goodspeed served as Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for Nissan North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company, a global manufacturer of vehicles. From 2001 to 2008, Ms. Goodspeed served as Executive Vice President at Lennox International Inc., a global manufacturer of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. During the past five years, Ms. Goodspeed also served as a director of the Columbus McKinnon Corp. and Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (f/k/a Global Power Equipment Group Inc.).

  • Dirk Kloosterboer

    Mr. Kloosterboer served as our Chief Operating Officer from January 2014 until his retirement in October 2017. He served as chief operations officer and a director and vice chairman of the board of VION N.V. from 2008 until we acquired VION Ingredients in January 2014, which is now known as Darling Ingredients International. From September 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Kloosterboer served as chief executive officer of VION N.V.  Mr. Kloosterboer currently serves as a member of the Supervisory Boards of Bolsius International B.V. and Avebe.

  • Mary Korby

    Ms. Korby retired as a partner of the law firm of K&L Gates LLP, after having practiced law for more than 19 years as a partner at the law firms of K&L Gates LLP and previously, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. During her legal practice, Ms. Korby advised boards of directors and companies regarding securities law compliance, stock exchange listings, disclosure issues and corporate governance, as well as tender offers, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, including complex cross-border public and private transactions in diverse industries such as chemicals, defense, recycling, green energy, aviation, and manufacturing.

  • Gary W. Mize

    Since October 2009, Mr. Mize has held the position of partner and owner at MR & Associates, a provider of consulting and advisory services to agricultural based businesses. Mr. Mize served as President of Rawhide Energy LLC, an ethanol company, from April 2007 to April 2009. He also served as non-executive Chairman at Ceres Global AG, a Canadian public company that serves as a vehicle for agribusiness investments, from December 2007 to April 2010, and has served as an independent director of Ceres Global AG since October 2013, where he currently serves as the chairman of the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Mize has also served as a director of Gevo, Inc. since 2011, where he currently serves as the audit committee chairman and as a member of the compensation committee. In addition, Mr. Mize served Noble Group, Hong Kong, as Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director from July 2003 to December 2005 and Non-Executive Director from December 2005 to December 2006. Previously, he was President of the Grain Processing Group at ConAgra Foods, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of ConAgra Malt and held various positions at Cargill, Incorporated.

    Lead Director 

  • Mike Rescoe

    Mr. Rescoe served as executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Travelport Ltd. (travel services), a privately-held company controlled by The Blackstone Group (BX), from November 2006 until October 2009. He served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federal corporation that is the nation’s largest public power provider, from July 2003 until November 2006. Mr. Rescoe was a senior officer and the chief financial officer of 3Com Corporation, a global technology manufacturing company specializing in Internet connection technology for both voice and data applications, from April 2000 until November 2002. During 1999 and 2000, Mr. Rescoe was associated with Forstman Little & Company, a leveraged buyout firm. Prior thereto, Mr. Rescoe was chief financial officer of PG&E Corporation, a power and natural gas energy holding company, from 1997. For over a dozen years prior to that, Mr. Rescoe was a senior investment banker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. and a senior managing director of Bear Stearns specializing in strategy and structured financing. From May 2011 until February 2014, Mr. Rescoe served on our Board, where he served as a member of the audit and compensation committees, and from December 2003 until October 2011, Mr. Rescoe served as a director of Global Crossing Ltd., where he served as chairman of the audit committee. From July 2014 until April 2018, Mr. Rescoe also served as a director of Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (f/k/a Global Power Equipment Group Inc.).

  • Nicole M. Ringenberg

    Ms. Ringenberg worked for Monsanto Company, a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, for over 32 years through June 2018, during which she served in numerous management roles, including Vice President and Controller from 2009 to June 2018, Vice President, Global Commercial Operations and Finance from 2007 to 2009, and CEO, Asia Pacific Region from 2004 to 2007.