Industry honors, thanks champions for service

By NBB | July 10, 2013

The National Biodiesel Board recently recognized three industry champions for their outstanding efforts in advancing the biodiesel industry. They were recognized during the recent NBB membership meeting in Washington, D.C.

Lyle Wessel (not pictured) has served as the primary representative for the Illinois Soybean Association at NBB since 1999 and is retiring this year from the position.

Harold Kraus served as the primary representative for the Kansas Soybean Commission at NBB and is retiring from the position.

Carmela Baily recently retired from USDA. She served as the grant administrator for the Biodiesel Education Grant for almost 10 years. The program provided outside funding to support NBB efforts.

“The industry has grown out of infancy to a billion-gallon-plus industry due in large part to the efforts of champions like these,” said NBB CEO Joe Jobe. “They have been tremendous advocates for the biodiesel industry who will definitely be missed.”

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