Brad joined PureField from Socati Corp. where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Socati, Brad spent 11 years at V. Mane Fils, most recently as President of its U.S. Flavor Division. Prior to Mane, Brad spent five years in domestic and international operations roles with Givaudan, the world’s largest flavor and fragrance company. He started his career with Monsanto, where he spent 11 years in various roles of increasing responsibility.
Brad is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and has two adult children.
Prior to his position at PureField, Dr. Garton served as CFO of Shoals Technologies, where he helped orchestrate the largest renewable energy IPO in history. Dr. Garton has also served as CFO for a variety of international manufacturing and distribution companies during his professional career.
Dr. Garton holds a Doctorate in Accounting from the University of Florida, Master’s degrees from Cornell University and Southern Methodist University in Management and Finance respectively, as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Economics from SMU.
Dr. Garton and his wife live in Tennessee. They have four adult children and one grandchild.
Terry brings a diverse set of commercial leadership experiences in food ingredients to PureField. Before coming to PureField, Terry served as the President of Tank Advisors, where he improved go-to-market processes, business strategy development, commercial execution, and strategic market assessments. Prior to his position at Tank Advisors, Terry worked as the Executive Vice President of Food and Functional Ingredients at Solvaira Specialties. There, he led the integration of a $140 million business across three business units, aligning sales, manufacturing, and support resources. Terry’s resume is filled with achievements in leadership, international trading, and business development throughout the food ingredients industry.
Terry has a Bachelor of Science in Food Systems Economics and Management from Michigan State University. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Nancy. They have two adult children. In his free time, Terry enjoys traveling, gardening, golfing, and reading.
Monte adds value to the PureField team with knowledge of the agricultural and commodities industries. He has experience in operations, merchandising, and management. Most recently, Monte served as the Commercial Business Manager at Perdue Agribusiness, where he led a team responsible for commodity trading in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland. Monte led a merchandising office and managed crush plant procurement and byproduct sales. Prior to his time at Purdue, Monte spent thirteen years with Archer-Daniels-Midland where he held various procurement roles in Tennessee, Texas, and Kansas.
Monte has a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Kansas State University. In his free time, Monte enjoys learning about regenerative farming practices.
Steve is a proven operations and supply chain leader who thrives on optimizing plant operations and coaching teams to success. Prior to joining PureField Ingredients, Steve was the Vice President of Operations at Puris Proteins. There, he led the next phase of growth for the company, including the buildout and staffing for their greenfield plant in Minnesota. Steve spent 26 years with Cargill in various leadership positions including oversight of 26 manufacturing locations for wheat flour, oat products, bakery mixes and specialty bread baking.
Steve graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Milling Science and Management.
John is responsible for the overall product strategy for vital wheat gluten products sold under the Heartland brand. He is focused on expanding PureField Ingredients’ current product offerings and strengthening relationships with customers that include many of the most iconic brands in the food and beverage industry.
He previously served as vice president of Ingredion Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company that manufactures specialty ingredients. He launched more than 20 new products at Ingredion, identified new strategic alliances and created new sales channels.
John received his undergraduate degree at Worcester University in Massachusetts and an MBA from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
Doug is a Kansas native who has been working at the food ingredients facility in Russell for more than 20 years. As manager, he plays an integral role in ensuring that PureField Ingredients produces safe, reliable and high-quality gluten for distribution to consumer food and pet food manufacturers.
A Kansas native, Mike has been working at the ethanol facility since it began operation. He literally helped build the plant and has managed its operations for more than a decade. Under his leadership, ethanol production has steadily increased to more than 50 million gallons a year.