Walt Wendland

Walt Wendland

Walt Wendland

Mr. Wendland is our Chairman, President and CEO. Mr. Wendland served as President and CEO for Golden Grain Energy, LLC near Mason City from 2002 until May 2014 and Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC near Lawler from December 2008 until November 2014 with oversight of all operations and activities with combined capacity of 250 million gallons of ethanol per year.

Mr. Wendland is also an investor in Golden Grain Energy, LLC, Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC and Absolute Energy, LLC. For the past six years, he has also co-owned and co-managed with his spouse, Janet Wendland (our Secretary and Treasurer), approximately 1,540 acres farmland in Iowa and 2,200 acres of farmland in Hyde and Buffalo Counties in South Dakota.

Mr. Wendland also served as a director, on the executive committee, and Secretary of Renewable Products Marketing Group (RPMG), a private company, director and chairman of the risk management committee of Guardian Energy, a private company, served on the advisory committee of Ethanol Risk Management SPC and was chairman of the Casualty Risk Control committee. Mr. Wendland is also involved in several industry organizations and was a founding member of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

Mr. Wendland has twice served as President of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and previously served as Treasurer, director and member of the executive committee of the national Renewable Fuels Association.