Committees – Rail Shipper/Receiver admin October 27, 2023


Committee Chairman: Gary Devlin, Sr. Director Transportation – Ag Processing Inc., Omaha, NE
NGFA Staff Liaison: Max Fisher

The NGFA is regarded widely as the lead agribusiness trade association on rail transportation and service issues. This committee is comprised of shippers, receivers, marketers and users of grain and grain products by rail. All types and sizes of companies are represented on the committee, including country and terminal elevator managers, grain processors, feed manufacturers, integrated livestock and poultry feeding operations, grain rail transportation specialists and other senior-level managers. The committee focuses principally on congressional rail legislation, and rulemakings and proceedings initiated by the federal Surface Transportation Board.

Henry AufdenkampCommodity MerchandiserCooperative Producers Inc.Hastings, NE
Dustin BeckCOFCO InternationalChicago, IL
Kyle BowmanCorn Product Line ManagerAgtegra CooperativeAberdeen, SD
Mitchell CarlsonGrain Rail Sourcing Lead - N.A.Cargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Justin CauleySenior Director, TransportationCHSInver Grove Heights, MN
Mark ChambersSr. Director, Rail TransportationPerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Eric Thomas DeLongManagerThe DeLong Co. Inc.South Beloit, IL
Gary DevlinSr. Director TransportationAg Processing IncOmaha, NE
Ross EdwardsVice President - TransportationViterraOmaha, NE
Jeremy FunkSr. Rail Transportation BuyerLand O'Lakes Inc.Shoreview, MN
Emily GonderingerLogistics ManagerViserion Grain LLCBoulder, CO
Phil GreeneVice PresidentFoster FarmsFresno, CA
Josh GrunnetALCIVIACottage Grove, WI
Dana HansenDirector, Rates/Fleet ManagementArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Thomas HeckRail TraderGreenfield Holdings LLCGreenwood Village, CO
Lloyd HeimbeckerExecutive Vice PresidentParrish & Heimbecker Ltd.Guelph, ON
Tim HughesChief Executive OfficePremier Cooperative Inc.Champaign, IL
Mark HustonVice PresidentLouis Dreyfus CompanyKansas City, MO
Ron IngramVice President, Supply ChainPrimary Products Grain LLC Dba Primient GrainDecatur, IL
Tess JarminGrain ProcurementUnited Quality CooperativeParshall, ND
Alan KoenigChief Supply Chain OfficerGrain CraftChattanooga, TN
Terrence E. McDermottDirector, Supply Chain/RailBunge North America Inc.Chesterfield, MO
Kevin McGiltonGovernment AffairsRiceland Foods Inc.Stuttgart, AR
Shaun MeinersDirector Of LogisticsThe Andersons Inc.Maumee, OH
Matthew NicolettiHead Of Rail TransportationPenny-Newman Grain Co. Inc.Fresno, CA
Derek OliverCGB Enterprises Inc.Mount Vernon, IN
Scot OrtmanPresidentKokomo Grain Co. Inc.Kokomo, IN
Rudy OstergardMerchandiserUnited Grain CorporationVancouver, WA
John ParkSenior Manager, Rail WheatScoularOverland Park, KS
Cesar RamirezNorth Texas DirectorAttebury Grain LLCAmarillo, TX
Aaron J. ReidExecutive Vice President And COOJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Omaha, NE
Bryson ShawGrain / Pulse BuyerRed River Commodities Inc.Fargo, ND
Tony SmithVice President, Grain OperationsUnited Quality CooperativeParshall, ND
Thomas SurmaSr. Mgr, Logistics RailIngredion IncorporatedWestchester, IL
Ben SweatCOOPOET Grain LLCWichita, KS
Ross TrentadueMerchandiser/Transportation ManagerZen-Noh Grain Corp.Mandeville, LA
Dustin WeinerVice President, Grain MerchandisingLandus CooperativeAmes, IA
Tyler WilliamsSr. Mgr CommoditiesTyson Foods Inc.Springdale, AR