Leawood, KS — Dec. 13, 2016 — Agspring announced that Mark Beemer has been named CEO effective Monday, December 12. Mark has served as a senior advisor to the company since early fall and brings significant experience in the grain handling, merchandising and commodity markets to Agspring.
Beemer has more than 28 years of grain and agriculture processing industry experience and has built a reputation and track record as a senior executive providing strategic and operational leadership. Over this time, he has served on boards of directors of multiple companies, and managed more than $5 billion in manufacturing and agricultural industry assets while working with multiple private equity firms. Most recently he served as CEO of Aventine Renewable Energy, where he revitalized the company.
Mark started his career in commodity trading at the Chicago Board and joined Louis Dreyfus Corp. in 1988, moving to Archer Daniels Midland Co. through the company’s 1993 joint venture, where he managed the corn and soybean merchandising operations. During his 13-year tenure with Archer Daniels Midland Co., he served in various key management roles, including strategic planning, operations and corporate transportation. In the Kansas City community, Beemer serves as a member of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame board of directors.
“I am glad to have Mark join Agspring and believe he brings the right combination of leadership and industry experience to grow the business,” said Nandit Gandhi, chairman of the board for Agspring.
Gandhi, an operating director with American Infrastructure MLP Funds, has served as interim CEO since late July.
“I look forward to working with the excellent team at Agspring, collaborating with our agricultural producers, providing top-tier service to our customers and aligned partners, leveraging our supply chains, and growing the Agspring portfolio of companies,” Beemer said.