GROWMARK Names New Grain Director

Cindy ZimmermanGrain, Growmark

growmark-rasmusGROWMARK, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bob Rasmus as the Executive Director, Grain, which became effective in June.

Rasmus, who received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Illinois State University, will be responsible for providing grain operations leadership, risk management analysis, and marketing direction to member cooperatives. He will also oversee the operations of MID-CO COMMODITIES, INC., AgriVisor LLC, Facility Planning, Grain Member Services, and Retail Grain Units.

Rasmus began his career with the GROWMARK System in 2011 as grain systems marketing manager and in 2014 he began his most recent role as Facility Planning Division manager. Before that, he worked for the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in 1984. In 1985 he joined Honegger’s Company, Inc., in operations and merchandising. In 1989 he joined Archer Daniels Midland holding positions in merchandising, business manager of Oilseed Processing Division, and product manager of sales manager Specialty Food Ingredients. In 2005 he joined Loders Croklaan, Wormerveer The Netherlands as sales manager, Lipid Nutrition Division, and in 2008 he joined the GSI Group, Inc. as vice president strategic accounts management.