Red Trail Energy, LLC's Board of Governors
Sid Mauch, Chairman
Mr. Mauch currently serves as chairman of the Board of Governors.He has served as a Governor since March 2009, replacing Roger Berglund, who resigned as a Governor of the Company in December 2008. He is currently a member of our our Compensation and Risk Management Committees.
Mr. Mauch recently retired from Maple River Grain & Agronomy, LLC, a grain elevator and agronomy supplier located in Casselton, North Dakota where he served as manager and controller since 1976.
Mike Appert- Vice-chair
Mr. Appert currently serves as vice- chairman on our Board of Governors. He serves as a member of our Compensation, Nominating and Risk Management Committees and has been a Governor since our inception. Mr. Appert has previously served as Secretary and most recently as Chairman.
Mr. Appert has been the owner and president of Appert Acres, Inc., a corn, soybean, sunflowers and small grains farming operation since 1991, as well as operating a Mycogen Seeds Dealership. He also serves on several boards which include the Hazelton Airport Authority as president, the Goose Lake Chapter Pheasants Forever as Treasurer and the Hazelton Lions Club.
Ambrose Hoff, Secretary
Mr Hoff currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Governors. He is also a member of our Audit and Compensation committees.
Mr. Hoff is the President of Stone Mill, Inc, a grain processing plant in Richardton, North Dakota. He is also currently the CEO of Amber Waves, Inc., a manufacturing facility in Richardton, North Dakota. Mr. Hoff is an active board member of the Richardton Development Company. Mr. Hoff served as our President from inception to August 28, 2006 and as a Governor until 2007.
Mr. Aberle has served as a Governor since our inception. He currently serves as chairman of our Audit committee and is a member of our Compensation and Risk Management committees.
Mr. Aberle is an owner and managing partner of Aberle Farms, a diversified farm and ranch, and most recently added an RV Campground to the enterprise. Mr. Aberle serves as an Advisory Board member of U.S. Bank in Bismarck, North Dakota, and is a Trustee of St. Hildegards Church.
Mr. Kirschenheiter has served as a Governor since May 2007. He previously served as Treasurer of the Board of Governors and is a member of our Compensation and Nominating committees.
Mr. Kirschenheiter has served as the chief executive officer of Charmark International, LLC since 2005. He and his wife Earlene are involved with their children in a small cattle operation. Mr. Kirschenheiter has served as the mayor of the City of Richardton for the past 14 years.
Mr. Mock has served as a Governor since March 2013. He currently serves on our Compensation, Nominating and Risk Management committees.
Mr. Mock has been active in farming for over 20 years in the rural Kintyre, North Dakota area. Mr. Mock also serves as a board
member for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association. The Company has determined that Mr. Mock is qualified for service
on the Board of Governors because of his experience as a corn producer and his experience as a board member with the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.
Mr. Price has served as a Governor since our inception. He currently serves as a member of our Audit and Compensation committees. He served as Vice President from inception of the Company until May 2007, and recently served as Secretary.
Since 1980, Mr. Price has been the managing partner and is currently vice president of Price Cattle Ranch LLP, a cattle operation. Since 1997, he has been the managing partner and is currently the president of Missouri River Feeders LLP, a feedlot and diversified farm. He also serves as a governor of Quality Dairy Growers, LLC, a dairy operation, and is a governor of Sunnyside Feeds, LLC, a custom feed plant. Mr. Price is also a governor of North Dakota Sow Center LLLP, a 10,000 head ISO wean facility. Mr. Price is a member of multiple associations, including the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the Great Bend Irrigation District, and has served on the Missouri Slope Irrigation Board of Governors and served as Chairman of the North Dakota Feeder Council.