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The Associates Board of Directors, elected by Associate members, represents their interests in the evolution and advancement of GEAPS’ strategic plan. The Associates Board advises the International Board of Directors about the interests, needs and priorities of Associate members in supporting the development and implementation of programs and services that best serve GEAPS’ core purpose … providing forums that promote innovation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information about grain industry operations safety, health, efficiency and environmental responsibility. The Associates Board officers [president, vice president and secretary] also serve as International Board directors. The Associates Board bylaws define the board structure. The Associates Board functions as a “standing committee” within the governance structure as defined by GEAPS’ International bylaws.

Darren Zink

Associates Board President
Tuthill Transfer Systems / Hoosier Chapter

Mr. Zink joined GEAPS in 1999 and was elected in 2014 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board president, Darren chairs the Associates Board and membership meetings, serves as an ex-officio member of all Associate Board committees and as a GEAPS representative to the GEAPS Foundation Board of Directors. The Associates Board president is one of three Associate member representatives to the GEAPS International Board of Directors and serves as a member of the Executive and Marketing Oversight Committees. For 2018-19, Darren also serves as a director of the Hoosier Chapter.

 

Regan Heaton

Associates Board Vice President
SCAFCO Grain Systems / Inland Empire Chapter

Mr. Heaton is sales manager at SCAFCO Grain Systems, Spokane, Washington. He joined GEAPS in 2008 and was elected 2015 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board vice president, Regan serves as a member of the Associates Board Nominations Committee. The Associates Board vice president is one of three Associate member representatives to the GEAPS International Board of Directors and also serves as a member of the Marketing Oversight Committee. For 2018-19, he also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.

 

Vince Marze

Associates Board Secretary
WL Port-Land Systems Inc / Seaway Chapter

Mr. Marze is purchasing manager at WL Port-Land Systems, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vince has been a GEAPS member since 2010 and was elected in 2016 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board secretary, Vince serves as Sponsorship Campaign co-chair for GEAPS Exchange. The Associates Board secretary is also one of three Associate-member representatives to the GEAPS International Board of Directors. For 2018-19, Vince also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

 

Cheryl Lansink

Associates Board Immediate Past President
Comco / Siouxland Chapter

Ms. Lansink is director of sales for Comco, Ida Grove, Iowa. She joined GEAPS in 2004 and was elected in 2010 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board immediate past president, Cheryl chairs the Associates Board Nominations Committee. For 2018-19 she also serves as a GEAPS Foundation director, chair of the Membership Committee and secretary of the Siouxland Chapter.

 

 

Austin Carpenter

Director
Clear Creek & Associates Inc / Hoosier Chapter

Mr. Carpenter is sales manager at Clear Creek & Associates Inc, Goshen, Indiana. Austin has been a GEAPS member since 2010 and was elected in 2018 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-19, he also serves as president of the Hoosier Chapter and a member of the Chapter Leader Advisory Support and Information Council.

Janice Kantola

Director
Premier Components / Michigan/So. Ontario Chapter

Ms. Kantola is an outside sales manager for Premier Components Inc, Alma, Michigan. A GEAPS member since 2005, she was elected in 2012 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-19, Janice also serves as secretary of the Michigan/So. Ontario Chapter.

Eric Kelley

Director
JMI Covers / Tri-State Chapter

Mr. Kelley is sales manager at JMI Covers, LLC, Amarillo, Texas. Eric has been a GEAPS member since 2003 and was elected in 2015 as an Associates Board director.

Arthur Moeller

Director
Moeller Engineering LLC / Greater Iowa Chapter

Mr. Moeller is president/CEO at Moeller Engineering, LLC, in Ankeny, Iowa. Arthur has been a GEAPS member since 2007 and was elected in 2016 as an Associates Board director.

Todd Morey

Director
AIRLANCO (AGI) / Kansas City Chapter

Mr. Morey is a sales manager at AIRLANCO in Falls City, Nebraska. A GEAPS member since 2010, he was elected in 2014 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-19, Todd also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee and as director of the Kansas City Chapter.

Pete Mueller

Director
Fumigation Service & Supply Inc. / Cornbelt Chapter

Mr. Mueller is manager at Fumigation Service & Supply, Inc., in Heyworth, Illinois. Pete has been a GEAPS member since 2006 and was elected in 2016 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-19, he also serves as president of the Cornbelt Chapter, a member of the Chapter Leader Advisory Support and Information Council and as a member of the Membership Committee.

Perry Nettles

Director
Food Protection Services / Mid-South Chapter

Mr. Nettles is vice president of operations at Food Protection Services in Bono, Arkansas. A GEAPS member since 2011, he has served in international and chapter leadership. For 2018-19, he serves as first vice president of the Mid-South Chapter.

Bill Pickell

Director
The Lakeland Companies / Minneapolis Chapter

Mr. Pickell is vice president, general counsel at Lakeland Companies, Plymouth, Minnesota. A GEAPS member since 2010, he was elected in 2018 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-19, he also serves as GEAPS’ Special Adviser for Contract Administration.

Wade Spencer

Director
Bulk Conveyors Inc / Great Plains Chapter

Mr. Spencer is vice president of sales at Bulk Conveyors Inc, Hutchinson, Kansas. He has been a GEAPS member since 2009 and was elected in 2014 as an Associates Board director.

Cheryl Storch

Director
Custom Agri Systems Inc / Seaway Chapter

Ms. Storch is HR/safety/risk director for Custom Agri Systems Inc, Napoleon, Ohio. She joined GEAPS in 2010 and was elected in 2017 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-19, she also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee and as Seaway Chapter Secretary.

Alex Westlind

Director
The Weitz Co / Minneapolis Chapter

Mr. Alex Westlind is business development manager with The Weitz Co in Plymouth, Minnesota. A GEAPS member since 2007, he has served in chapter leadership.

Ed Zdrojewski

Director
Grain Journal / Cornbelt Chapter

Mr. Zdrojewski is editor of Grain Journal, Decatur, Illinois. He has been a GEAPS member since 1996 and was elected in 2013 as an Associates Board director. For 2018-2019, he also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.