As a student, math and science always came easy to Ben, so engineering was the perfect fit in terms of career path. After working in the biofuels/solvent extraction industry for Cargill, he joined KFI. He appreciates the variety of projects and industries, as well as the committed Midwestern work ethic focused on delivering the best possible product for clients.
Ben has over 14 years of industry experience as a chemical engineer, including 10 years of operation experience in soybean extraction, biodiesel production, USP grade glycerin refining, food grade vegetable oil refining, and bio-based utility steam generation. Flexible and results-oriented, he has experience in the both the design and management of full-scale facility operations. And he has served as project manager during the preliminary engineering and design phases of various sized construction projects. Along with his design experience, Ben has extensive full-time field experience in the construction and start-up phases of industrial project work.
His downtime is dedicated to family activities. They often head for the lakes during the summer to enjoy boating, skiing and tubing.