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.

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