Candidate for International Second Vice President
Robert Taylor, Minneapolis Chapter
Mr. Robert Taylor joined Cargill Incorporated in 1990 and has held various leadership positions. He is currently the Northern Rivers Regional Operations Manager for AgHorizons-US.
Robert joined GEAPS in 1998 and has served on numerous committees. He currently serves as a director on the International Board and vice chair of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee leading the Grain Handling Subcommittee.
“I am committed to being active and engaged in leadership service. I will share my professional and personal experiences to ensure continuous growth for GEAPS. I will continue to share best practices towards developing talent and building a safety culture that thrives towards excellence.”
Candidates for 2016 International Board Election
Jacob Elder, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Mr. Jacob Elder is grain terminal manager for Perdue AgriBusiness, Salisbury, Maryland. A GEAPS member since 2008, he has served in both International and chapter leadership. He currently serves as director on the International Board, member of the Membership Committee and Mid-Atlantic Chapter secretary.
“Continuing education is necessary in today’s workforce in order for industry professionals to better themselves and their companies. GEAPS’ professional development programs are among the best in the industry because of their continued growth and improvement. I look to continue this model and further its reach to more individuals that could benefit from continuing education.”
David Hoffman, Tri-State Chapter
Ag Producers Cooperative
Mr. David Hoffman is elevator superintendent for Ag Producers Cooperative, Sunray, Texas. A GEAPS member since 1996, he has served in both International and chapter leadership. He currently serves as Tri-State Chapter president.
“I will do my best to advance the pursuit of GEAPS core purpose, on behalf of all members.”
Jeff Jones, Great Plains Chapter
Mr. Jeff Jones is sr. location manager for MKC, Haven, Kansas. A GEAPS member since 2013, he has served in both International and chapter leadership. He currently serves as director on the International Board and as Great Plains Chapter treasurer.
“In today’s ever changing world of agriculture, the need for strong advocates for the way we do business now and in the future is greater than ever. I am an aggressive leader who not only strives for excellence in my daily job but also outside the realm of agriculture and in our younger generation. International board director service will provide me opportunities to share my successes and expand my network to promote our knowledge-based ideas to others in our industry.”
David Marr, Michigan/So. Ontario Chapter
Michigan Agricultural Commodities
Mr. David Marr is facility manager for Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Breckenridge, Michigan. A GEAPS member since 1998, he has served in both International and chapter leadership. He currently serves as director on the International Board.
“I will do what it takes to keep GEAPS strong and leading the way as the knowledge resource to the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. Thank you.”