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ACE elects 2017 executive committee

Sioux Falls, SD (March 2, 2017) – During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its officers and executive committee members for 2017.

Re-elected to serve as officers on the Executive Committee are:

Ron Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol, LLC, an ethanol plant in Wentworth, South Dakota, which produces 50 million gallons of ethanol per year (MGY). Alverson is the current President of the ACE Board of Directors.

Duane Kristensen, General Manager of Chief Ethanol Fuels, which owns a 62 MGY ethanol plant in Hastings, Nebraska, and a 50 MGY ethanol plant in Lexington, Nebraska. Kristensen is the current Vice President of the ACE Board of Directors. 

Dave Sovereign, who represents Golden Grain Energy, a 120 MGY ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa, on the ACE board and serves on the board of Absolute Energy a 115 MGY ethanol producer in Lyle, Minnesota. Sovereign also owns Cresco Fast Stop; a convenience store that specializes in selling ethanol blends. He serves as Secretary of the ACE Board of Directors.

Brian Wilcox, with Nebraska Public Power District, which serves customers in nearly all of the counties in the state of Nebraska. Wilcox will serve as Treasurer of the ACE Board of Directors.

Two additional directors were elected to round-out the executive committee; Troy Knecht, representing the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, and Greg Krissek, CEO for the Kansas Corn Growers Association. Knecht operates a diversified farming enterprise in Houghton, South Dakota, and serves as the President of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association. Krissek has nearly 30 years of experience in agriculture and the ethanol industry.

“ACE is fortunate to have strong leaders on our executive committee who are committed to representing the interests of our grassroots members,” said Brian Jennings, ACE Executive Vice President.  “We welcome the addition of Troy Knecht and Greg Krissek, their voices will be pivotal as we work to grow demand for ethanol.”

For a full list of the ACE board, click this link

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