The GEAPS Associates board of directors ratified the results of the Associates board election during their meeting on February 25 at GEAPS Exchange 2013 in Louisville, Ky.  

The following five associate members were named as 2013–2016 Associates board directors:

  • Rick Fifer, 4B Components Ltd., Cornbelt Chapter
  • Cheryl Lansink, Comco, Siouxland Chapter
  • Robert Paige, Hazmasters, Canadian Prairies Chapter
  • Daryl Watts, RCI Safety, North Iowa Chapter 
  • Ed Zdrojewski, Grain Journal, Cornbelt Chapter

Jeffrey Roumph, WD Patterson Co. Inc., Kansas City Chapter, was chosen as Associates board secretary and is now on the succession path for the 2015–2016 Associates board presidency.  


Also at the meeting, 2012–2013 Associates board secretary Robert Klare, River Consulting, Gulf South Chapter, succeeded to the position of 2013–2014 Associates board vice president. Completing the 2013–2014 roster of Associates board officers is Scott Chant, Safe-Grain/Maxi-Tronic, Seaway Chapter who as 2012–2013 Associates board vice president succeeded to the position of 2013–2014 Associates board president.

The Associates board of directors, elected by Associate members, represents their interests in the evolution and advancement of GEAPS’ strategic plan. The Associates board advises the International board of directors about the interests, needs and priorities of Associate members in supporting the development and implementation of programs and services that best serve GEAPS’ core purpose: providing forums that promote innovation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information about grain industry operations safety, health, efficiency and environmental responsibility.