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John Caupert

Hedlin Ag Places John Caupert as Executive Director of GEAPS

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Hedlin Ag is excited to announce the placement of John Caupert as Executive Director of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society.  


Caupert comes to GEAPS from National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) where he served as Executive Director. GEAPS President Chuck Kunisch said Caupert’s knowledge, experience and education in the grain elevator and processing industry fits perfectly with what the board was looking for when considering this hire.  

 “His experience of running a nonprofit organization will put him in the GEAPS’ Executive Director pilot seat on day one,” Kunisch said. “He also has experience working with commodity organizations, which will bring GEAPS closer to working with the producers who partner with GEAPS in helping to feed and fuel the world.” 

Caupert said he is both honored and humbled to be selected to lead GEAPS, which he described as an organization which has paved the way for thousands of people and companies in both the grain elevator and processing industries.  “GEAPS is a member driven organization, a resource for its members, which means, GEAPS is about people,” he said. “I look forward to getting to know the heart and soul of GEAPS, its members. More than 3,000 strong, GEAPS members represent all areas of the grain industry. By respecting our traditions while also keeping an eye on the future, I have faith together, we will go far.” 

“John brings some international experience to go along with his expertise in the processing industry and executive director experience,” said GEAPS Board Chair Chris Blair. “This has been a long process, one that I believe has been well worth the time invested. John will fit right in with the GEAPS family and the grain industry and will work with the industry, members and staff to carry out GEAPS’ mission and vision.” 

"I am very impressed with not only the professionalism of the Hedlin Ag’s search process, but more importantly, the quality of the candidates presented. I would highly recommend Hedlin Ag for any Executive Search!" - Mark S., COO

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