Starting in the Flour Milling business in 1975, working for Seaboard Allied Milling in Kansas City. Cargill acquired this business in 1982. Working in various Quality and Technical Service roles until the formation of Ardent Mills in 2014. And recently retired in a similar role with Miller Milling late in 2021.
The key roles over 45 years have been formulating wheat mixes for nearly every geography in the U.S. for both the needs of our flour mills as well as the customers each serves. This has been in combination of providing Technical Services to customers to identify optimum cost and specifications related to product consistency.
The activities and memberships in the industry include 2 stints as chair of the Cereals and Grains/AACC Milling and Baking Division almost 20 years apart.
Other industry activities were being active with the American Baker’s Association’s FTRAC committee and the North American Millers Association technical committee.
The Wheat Quality Council activities include chairing both HRW and HRS technical boards as well as the Chairman of the Board for the WQC in 2010. Also serving 12 years on the Executive Board or Board of Trustees.
Retired and living in the Minneapolis area, my wife and I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren who provide some of the pure joy in life we enjoy.