Distillers Grains Technology Council appoints CEO

By Distillers Grains Technology Council | January 07, 2014

The Distillers Grains Technology Council is pleased to announce that it has selected Kurt Rosentrater, a faculty member at Iowa State University in the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Food Science and Human Nutrition, to be its next executive director and CEO.  Rosentrater brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position.  He has spent the last decade researching various aspects of ethanol coproducts, ranging from production to end use market opportunities.  From 2004-2011 he led the USDA-ARS’s only research program devoted to distillers grains research, and he has continued this work in his role at ISU.  Rosentrater succeeds Charlie Staff, who recently retired.  Staff had been serving as the CEO and executive director for the past 17 years.

 Founded in the 1940s as the Distillers Feed Research Council, and then expanded in 1996, the Distillers Grains Technology Council is a non-profit organization which serves the fuel ethanol industry, the beverage alcohol industry, and the livestock industry.  Its work focuses on improving the value and utilization of distillers grains in animal feeds.  Its primary roles are to serve as the principle voice on nutrition, safety and regulatory issues affecting the use of distillers grains, and to provide educational and technical services regarding production and use of distiller grains.

 The 18th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium will be held May 14 & 15, 2014, at the Omni Mandalay Las Colinas in Dallas, Texas.  More information can be found here