STAFF

Mr. Don Bryant

Senior Advisor

Bryant bio pick 6-2015 Mr. Bryant has over 30 years of experience in the food sector, building successful enterprises  and creating significant shareholder value.  He most recently served as President/CEO for Hopunion, LLC, where he increased annual gross revenues from $28 million to $143 million.  After Hopunion, he led the merger of Yakima Chief and Hopunion to become Yakima Chief-Hopunion LLC, which at $330 million is the largest hop supplier in the world to the brewing industry with offices in Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Germany and Washington, with 21 facilities in the US and Germany. He has also held senior management positions for such companies as Mark Anthony Brands, E & J Gallo Winery and Proctor & Gamble.  Mr. Bryant holds an MBA from Lehigh University School of Business in Pennsylvania.

Mr. David Martin

Chief Operating Officer of EcoGEM, LLC

David Martin Mr. Martin brings 25 years of operating experience in food and agriculture companies.  He served as Vice President of Operations at Essentia Protein Solutions, the world’s largest producer of meat ingredients and functional proteins with production facilities in eight countries. Mr. Martin held senior positions for over 14 years with ConAgra Foods & JBS, with more than 20 production plants across 10 countries.  He also served as Controller and Director of Production Scheduling for over 10 years at Tyson Foods.  Mr. Martin has a demonstrated record of leadership, building teams, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving EBITDA.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.