Candidates for 2013-2016 Associates Board Director
Rick Fifer, Cornbelt
4B Components Ltd
Mr. Fifer is vice president of 4B Components Ltd, Morton, Ill. He joined GEAPS in 1985, and has served in chapter and International leadership.
Rick is currently Chapter Resource Committee vice chair and Cornbelt Chapter secretary. He served as Exchange Host Advisory Council co-chair for Exchange 2009.
"I believe that with dedicated Associate participation, GEAPS will continue to build upon its success as an industry leader in educational growth for safe industry operations."
Cheryl Lansink, Siouxland
Ms. Lansink is in sales and marketing at Comco, George, Iowa. A GEAPS member since 2004, she has served in chapter and International leadership.
Cheryl currently serves as an Associates Board director. She is also on the Membership Committee and is the Associates Board representative to the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.
"I am looking forward to another term on the Associates Board. Representing the Associates, while working towards a stronger and better GEAPS for everyone."
Robert Paige, Canadian Prairies
Falcon Shuttle Rail
Mr. Paige is a regional sales manager for Falcon Shuttle Rail, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a GEAPS member since 2007, serving in chapter leadership.
Robert is treasurer of the Canadian Prairies Chapter and formerly served as assistant treasurer.
"I know GEAPS is heading in the right direction and I will strive to serve all of the members and to keep the focus on the members and core values of GEAPS."
Daryl Watts, North Iowa
Mr. Watts is a senior field representative at RCI Safety, Horton, Kan. He joined GEAPS in 1995 and has served in chapter and International leadership.
Daryl was the North Iowa president from 2010-2011 and is currently chapter secretary. He is also a member of the Membership Committee.
"When I agreed to be a candidate for the Board, I knew that it would require my best effort and a commitment to serve as best I can. I am fortunate to have the endorsement of my company, RCI Safety, as they share the same enthusiasm for the GEAPS philosophy as I do. If elected, I will give my best effort."
Ed Zdrojewski, Cornbelt
Mr. Zdrojewski is editor of Grain Journal, Decatur, Ill. He has been a GEAPS member since 1996 and has served in International leadership.
Ed was vice chair of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee in 2011-2012, and is currently committee chair. Ed is also on the Marketing Oversight Committee.
"As an Associates Board member, I will be committed to finding ways to maintain and improve knowledge resources for the industry on behalf of Associate members."