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.
Dr. Garton joined PureField from Shoals Technologies, where as CFO he helped lead that organization through the largest renewable energy IPO in history. Prior to Shoals, he served as the CFO for a variety of international manufacturing and distribution companies. Dr. Garton began his career with Coopers & Lybrand and is an actively licensed CPA.
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. He 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. Most recently he has been President of Tank Advisors, which improves go-to-market processes, commercial execution, business strategy development, and provides strategic market assessments to client companies. Prior to that, Terry served as Executive Vice President of Food and Functional Ingredients at Solvaira Specialties, where he led the integration of a $140 million business across three business units, aligning sales, manufacturing, and support resources. He also held a range of senior leadership positions with DSM Food Specialties, Meelunie America, Sensient Technologies, and DuPont/Solae. These assignments ranged from Sales & Marketing leadership, international trading and business development as well as manufacturing and general management roles.
Terry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Systems Economics and Management from Michigan State University. He lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Nancy, and they have two adult children. In his free time, he enjoys travel, gardening, golf, and is an avid history reader.
Monte brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned agriculture and commodities leader who will add value to our organization by drawing from experience in operations, merchandising, management, and logistics. Most recently Monte was with Purdue Agribusiness as Commercial Business Manager where he led a team responsible for Perdue’s commodity trading in the PA, NJ, NY, and MD areas. 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in Agri-Business from Kansas State University. Monte’s foundation for the agriculture industry began with him growing up on the family farm. In his free time he enjoys learning about regenerative farming practices.
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.