Elected by GEAPS members and guided by GEAPS bylaws, GEAPS Board of Directors works to fulfill the mission of our organization while remaining true or its roots. The board works to advance the strategic plan, do today’s work and plan for the future of our organization.
GEAPS members may request copies of Board meeting minutes by sending an email to Julia Kloehn.
Jon has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial construction industry. For the last 12 years he has overseen all capital projects for MKC (Mid Kansas Cooperative). His projects with MKC have totaled over $150 million. In addition, Jon and his millwright team are responsible for maintenance and repairs to over 60 facilities for grain, fuel, feed and agronomy. Jon is responsible for internal hands-on safety training for more than 400 operations employees in all four divisions. Jon has served as a board member with GEAPS since 2016. He is the secretary for the Great Plains chapter in Kansas.
Scott Brittingham, MCGOM is the regional manager at Mountaire Farms in Harrington, Delaware. He joined GEAPS in 2004 and currently serves as treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He was recognized as Chapter Member of Distinction in 2011 and 2014. Scott also serves as chair of the Chapter Resource Committee.
Charlie Hurburgh is professor of ag and biosystems engineering with Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He has been a GEAPS member since 1983 and was elected in 2022 as a board director.
Bob Klare is the manager of EDG’s Industrial Division in the Metairie, Louisiana office. A GEAPS member since 2002 and Gulf South Chapter secretary since 2008, he has served previously on the Associates Board, Foundation Board, Host Advisory Committee, and Chapter Resource Committee. He has also developed and presented lectures on design of grain handling facilities for GEAPS online learning courses.
Todd Morey is a Sales Engineer for Frisbie Construction based out of Kansas. A GEAPS member since 2010 and board director since 2019, Todd also serves as a member of the Exchange Education Programming Committee and the Kansas City Chapter Board of Directors.
Scott Steinke is director of operations for The Andersons, Inc. Trade and Processing Group. In his role he is responsible for developing and implementing operations strategy for The Andersons grain elevators, including safety policies, labor plans, capital spending and employee development. He has been with The Andersons for 13 years, where he has spent various roles in engineering and operations leadership. A native of Southeast Michigan, Scott has spent time working for The Andersons in Wisconsin and Iowa, before moving back to Michigan where he works out of the Andersons Corporate Office in Maumee, Ohio. Prior to joining The Andersons, Scott spent 10 years working as a manufacturing engineer for Johnson Controls.
Paul Steinlage is an operations manager for General Mills Inc, based in Kansas City. He's been with General Mills for 23 years and as a GEAPS member since 2008, he has served on the Board of Directors, Education Programming Committee, and Host Advisory Committee. He has also served in IAOM chapter leadership and on NGFA’s Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Committee.
Jeff Trudell is a processing sales rep with Bulk Conveyors, Inc. (BCI). He is the president and treasurer of the MSO Chapter. He also serves GEAPS on the Exchange Educational Programming Committee, Exchange Futures Committee, Leadership Conference Task Force and is the co-chair of the GEAPS Great Lakes Regional Conference. He is also a board member of the Frankenmuth Lions Club, past President and Treasurer, and serves on his township board. A graduate of Michigan State University, he has resided in Frankenmuth, Michigan for the last 22 years with his wife Michelle and three sons.