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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.

Regan Heaton

Associates Board 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 president, Regan 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 2019-20, Regan also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.

 

Vince Marze

Associates Board Vice President
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 vice president, Vince 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 2019-20, he also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

 

Todd Morey

Associates Board Secretary
AGI AIRLANCO / Kansas City Chapter

Mr. Morey is territory manager at AGI AIRLANCO in Falls City, Nebraska. A GEAPS member since 2010, he was elected in 2014 as an Associates Board director. The Associates Board secretary is also one of three Associate-member representatives to the GEAPS International Board of Directors. For 2019-20, Todd also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

Darren Zink

Associates Board Immediate Past President
Tuthill Transfer Systems / Hoosier Chapter

Mr. Zink is Global Product Manager for Tuthill Transfer Systems, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He joined GEAPS in 1999 and was elected in 2014 as an Associates Board director. As Associates Board immediate past president, Darren chairs the Associates Board Nominations Committee. For 2018-19 he also serves as a GEAPS Foundation director.

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 2019-20, he also serves as past president of the Hoosier Chapter.

Brent Hansen

Director
Sukup Mkg Co / North Iowa Chapter

Mr. Hansen is commercial accounts manager at Sukup Mfg Co in Sheffield, Iowa. A GEAPS member since 2015, he was elected in 2019 as an Associates Board director. For 2019-20, Brent also serves as vice president of the North Iowa Chapter.

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 2019-20, Janice also serves as a member of the Membership Committee and 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.

Sean Morgan

Director
Seedburo Equipment Co / Cornbelt Chapter

Mr. Morgan is sales manager at Seedburo Equipment Co, in Des Plaines, Illinois. Sean has been a GEAPS member since 2014 and was elected in 2019 as an Associates Board director. For 2019-20, he also serves as a member of the Exchange Educational Programming Committee.

Perry Nettles

Director
Ecolab / Mid-South Chapter

Mr. Nettles is central region manager at Ecolab in Bono, Arkansas. He has been a GEAPS member since 2011 and was elected in 2017 as an Associates Board director.

Bill Pickell

Director
The Lakeland Companies/Control Assemblies / Minneapolis Chapter

Mr. Pickell is vice president, general counsel at Lakeland Companies/Control Assemblies, Plymouth, Minnesota. A GEAPS member since 2010, he was elected in 2018 as an Associates Board director. For 2019-20, 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 2019-20, she also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee and as Seaway Chapter Secretary/Treasurer.

Alex Westlind

Director
The Weitz Co / Minneapolis Chapter

Mr. Alex Westlind is business development manager with The Weitz Co in Plymouth, Minnesota. He has been a GEAPS member since 2009 and was elected in 2018 as an Associates Board director. For 2019-20, he also serves as a member of the Exchange 2020 Host Advisory Council.

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 2019-20, he also serves as a member of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.