Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel, was elected as the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) during the organization’s annual meeting on September 14, 2016. Brooks will lead the organization for the next year with the option of being elected to a three-year term.
“This is an exciting time for biodiesel in Iowa, with our state leading in production and leading in positive state policies that foster supply and demand,” said Brooks. “I look forward to leading the organization as biodiesel continues to bring tangible economic, energy security and environmental benefits to Iowa and America.”
Other officers of the organization include:
- Vice Chair: Brad Wilson, Western Iowa Energy (newly elected)
- Treasurer: Ron Heck; soybean farmer from Perry, Iowa
- Secretary: Dawn Carlson, Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI)
Chad Stone, chief financial officer of Renewable Energy Group (REG), is stepping down as chair to focus on serving as a director on the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). REG’s Doug Lenhart, executive director of procurement and logistics, will take his place as a director on IBB.
Lenhart noted, “I look forward to working with IBB members and stakeholders as we continue to grow the production and consumption of cleaner burning Advanced Biofuel in Iowa and beyond.”