Bob Rasmus Named Executive Director, GROWMARK Grain

Bob Rasmus Named Executive Director, GROWMARK Grain

Monday, August 17, 2015 — Bloomington, Illinois -- GROWMARK, Inc. is pleased to announce Bob Rasmus as the Executive Director, Grain.  Rasmus will be responsible for providing grain operations leadership, risk management analysis, and marketing direction to member cooperatives.  He will also oversee the operations of MID-CO COMMODITIES, INC., AgriVisor LLC, Facility Planning, Grain Member Services, and Retail Grain Units.

Rasmus received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Illinois State University in 1987.

He began his career with the GROWMARK System in 2011 as grain systems marketing manager and in 2014 he began his most recent role as Facility Planning Division manager.  Prior to this, Bob worked for the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in 1984.  In 1985 he joined Honegger’s Company, Inc., in operations and merchandising.  In 1989 he joined Archer Daniels Midland holding positions in merchandising, business manager of Oilseed Processing Division, and product manager of sales manager Specialty Food Ingredients.  In 2005 he joined Loders Croklaan, Wormerveer The Netherlands as sales manager, Lipid Nutrition Division, and in 2008 he joined the GSI Group, Inc. as vice president strategic accounts management.

Bob and his wife Laurie have two daughters, Elsa, 20, and Sierra, 18, both attending Illinois State University.

Cassie Becker GROWMARK Publications & Media Relations Specialist