New administrator to take the reins at Nebraska Ethanol Board beginning 2022

Source: By Jessica Sodeke, Nebraska Ethanol Board • Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) today announced the hiring of Reid Wagner as administrator of the agency. Wagner will join NEB on Jan. 3, 2022, and he replaces Roger Berry, whose last day will be Dec. 10, 2021.

Jan tenBensel, NEB chairman, commented on Berry’s departure and Wagner’s upcoming start: “Roger is a tremendous asset to the Nebraska ethanol industry, and we all benefited from his guidance and passion for agriculture and biofuels. He’s a great friend who will be missed. We look forward to Reid coming on board with our team, and we know his background and knowledge will take us, and the ethanol plants we work on behalf of, to new heights as the future of the biofuels industry evolves.”

Wagner graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned his degree in chemical engineering. His professional experience thus far has led to positions at Evonik as a process engineer; ExxonMobil as a process design engineer; and Cargill as a production management engineering team member in the starches and sweeteners sector.

“I am thrilled to join a strong, cohesive team in the Nebraska Ethanol Board and use my diverse engineering background to foster growth and support innovation of an industry that is vital to my home state,” Wagner said.