TEGMA Elects Officers for 2018

Kansas City, MO – January 30, 2018 -- TEGMA members have elected Roger Fray, chief commodity marketing officer, Landus Cooperative, as Chairman. Landus is based in Ames, Iowa. The election came at the Association’s annual meeting on January 25, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In taking office, Fray thanked outgoing Chairman Ryan Pellett with the J.D. Heiskell Company for his dedicated service to the organization.

The group elected Scott Mills, executive vice president-North America, Lansing Trade Group, as first vice chairman. Terry McDermott, director of supply chain, Bunge North America was elected second vice chairman.

Active members elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were:

  • Wyatt Brummer, The Scoular Company, Overland Park, KS
  • Aaron Reid, J.D. Heiskell & Company, Omaha, NE
  • Joe Smith, Arizona Grain, Casa Grande, AZ

Elected by members to one-year terms on the Board were representatives of Associate Members: Alan Koenig, Grain Craft and Tom Meyer, Kansas Grain Inspection Service.

The newly-elected members join the following incumbents on the Board.

  • Roger Fray, Landus Cooperative, Ames, IA
  • Barbara Haertling, BNSF Railway, Fort Worth, TX
  • Brad Thrasher, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE
  • Patrick Bryan, Pacificor LLC, Portland, OR
  • Terry McDermott, Bunge North America, St. Louis, MO
  • Scott Mills, Lansing Trade Group, Overland Park, KS

TEGMA staff officers are Bob Petersen, President, and Erica Venancio, Secretary-Treasurer.

The Association, which was founded in 1918, celebrated its 100th anniversary at the annual meeting. The group was originally formed during World War I as the Terminal Elevator Grain Merchants Association. It was organized “for the purpose of cooperating with the Federal Government and Food Administration for the economic buying, handling and distribution of the nation’s grain by making available their terminal facilities for that purpose.”

Today, the group is known as the Transportation, Elevator and Grain Merchants Association. It is a North American trade association whose members include grain shippers and receivers, as well as many related businesses including transportation companies and inspection agencies.