Kor announces retirement from Corn Plus

By | April 15, 2010

Posted April 28, 2010

Corn Plus General Manager Keith Kor announced he will be retiring at the end of this year. He has been manager of the 49 MMgy ethanol plant at Winnebago, Minn., for 15 years.

In his announcement, Kor said his decision comes with "some sadness, yet some joy." While Kor says he will miss "all the great people with whom I've had the privilege of working with over the years," he is looking forward to new challenges doing part-time consulting in his retirement.

Kor joined the Winnebago based ethanol processing company in March of 1995 as plant manager and assumed the duties of general manager in 2002.

Bill Drager, chairman of the Corn Plus board of directors, thanked Kor for his contributions to the organization, citing his "steadfast loyalty to Corn Plus" and his accomplishments as a "stabilizing force during some very turbulent times." Drager reports the Corn Plus board is "actively searching for Keith's successor." He says the board's goal is to "find a suitable replacement to bring on board before Keith's tenure is done to achieve a seamless transition to a new management team."

Kor reflected on the organization's growth and said he is "proud of the employees and board members, past and present, who have made Corn Plus what it is today - an industry leader."

Ethanol Producer Magazine profiled Kor and his innovative work at Corn Plus in a 2008 article titled "Minnesota's Innovative Ethanol Man."