Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee

Committee Chairman: Gary Devlin, Sr. Director Transportation – Ag Processing Inc., Omaha, NE
NGFA Staff Liaison: Max Fisher

The NGFA is regarded widely as the lead agribusiness trade association on rail transportation and service issues. This committee is comprised of shippers, receivers, marketers and users of grain and grain products by rail. All types and sizes of companies are represented on the committee, including country and terminal elevator managers, grain processors, feed manufacturers, integrated livestock and poultry feeding operations, grain rail transportation specialists and other senior-level managers. The committee focuses principally on congressional rail legislation, and rulemakings and proceedings initiated by the federal Surface Transportation Board.

NameTitleOrganizationLocation
Jordan BurrisMerchandiserCornerstone Ag LLCColby, KS
Mitchell CarlsonGrain Rail Sourcing Lead - N.A.Cargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Justin CauleyFreight Product Line ManagerCHSInver Grove Heights, MN
Mark ChambersSr. Director, Rail TransportationPerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Jerry CopeVice President, MarketingDakota Mill and Grain Inc.Rapid City, SD
Miguel DavalosCommercial DirectorAttebury Grain LLCAmarillo, TX
Gary DevlinSr. Director TransportationAg Processing IncOmaha, NE
Ross EdwardsVice President - TransportationGavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Jason GoodmanCommodity Logistics Manager, Commodity Purchasing GroupTyson Foods Inc.Springdale, AR
Josh Grunnet Landmark Services CooperativeCottage Grove, WI
Dana HansenDirector, Rates/Fleet ManagementArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Thomas HeckRail TraderCOFCO International Grains US LLCChicago, IL
Lloyd HeimbeckerDirector Of OperationsParrish & Heimbecker Ltd.Guelph, ON
Mark HustonDirector Of North American TransportationLouis Dreyfus CompanyKansas City, MO
Ron IngramVice President, Supply ChainTate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Inc.Decatur, IL
Alan KoenigChief Supply Chain OfficerGrain CraftChattanooga, TN
Terrence E. McDermottDirector, Supply Chain/RailBunge North America Inc.Chesterfield, MO
Shaun MeinersDirector Of LogisticsThe Andersons Inc.Maumee, OH
Matthew NicolettiHead Of Rail TransportationPenny-Newman Grain Co. Inc.Fresno, CA
Scot OrtmanPresidentKokomo Grain Co. Inc.Kokomo, IN
John ParkSenior Manager, Rail WheatScoularOverland Park, KS
Aaron J. ReidExecutive Vice President And COOJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Omaha, NE
Joel ScharteTransportation Sourcing ManagerLand O'Lakes Inc.Shoreview, MN
William Shortal Central States Enterprises Inc.Heathrow, FL
Joe SmithMerchandising ManagerArizona GrainCasa Grande, AZ
Derek SpearsBusiness Facility ManagerScoularCoolidge, KS
Thomas SurmaSr. Mgr, Logistics RailIngredion IncorporatedWestchester, IL
Ross TrentadueMerchandiser/Transportation ManagerZen-Noh Grain Corp.Mandeville, LA
Phil WaddellGrain ManagerFoster FarmsFresno, CA