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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.

Cheryl Lansink

Associates Board 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 president, Cheryl 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 2017-18 she also serves as chair of the Membership Committee and secretary of the Siouxland Chapter.

Darren Zink

Associates Board Vice President
Grain Systems Distribution (GSD) / Hoosier Chapter

Mr. Zink is general manager at Grain Systems Distribution (GSD), Fort Wayne, Indiana. He joined GEAPS in 1999 and was elected in 2014 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board vice president, Darren serves as a member of the Associates Board Director and Member Recognition 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.

Regan Heaton

Associates Board Secretary
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 secretary, Regan 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 2017-18, he also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.

 

Colin McClure

Associates Board Immediate Past President
PMI Nebraska LLC / Greater Nebraska Chapter

Mr. McClure is president of PMI Nebraska, LLC, Grand Island, Nebraska. He joined GEAPS in 1984 and was elected in 2011 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board immediate past president, Colin chairs the Associates Board Director and Member Recognition Nominations Committee. For 2017-18, he also serves as a member of the 2018 Host Advisory Council.

Ross Carlson

Director
Chief Agri-Industrial Div / Minneapolis Chapter

Mr. Carlson is regional sales manager for Chief Agri-Industrial Division, Princeton, Minnesota. He joined GEAPS in 2002 and was elected in 2009 as an Associates Board director. For 2017-18, he also serves as a member of the Membership Committee.

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 2017-18, 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. For 2017-18, he also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

Vince Marze

Director
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. For 2017-18, Vince also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

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. For 2017-18, he also serves as past president of the Greater Iowa Chapter.

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 2017-18, Todd also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

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 2017-18, he also serves as president of the Cornbelt Chapter.

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. He current serves on the Chapter Resource Committee, Chapter Leader Advisory Support & Information Council, and as first vice president of the Mid-South Chapter.

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 2017-18, she also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee and as Seaway Chapter Secretary.

Greg Van Sickle

Director
TSGC Inc dba Tri-States Grain Conditioning Inc / North Iowa Chapter

Mr. Van Sickle is sales manager at TSGC Inc dba Tri-States Grain Conditioning Inc, Spirit Lake, Iowa. He joined GEAPS in 2004 and was elected in 2012 as an Associates Board director. For 2017-2018, he also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.

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 2017-2018, he also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.