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12/17/2012



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Soy Transportation Coalition elects officers; Intermodal Transportation Institute adds board members


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The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) recently elected Patrick Knouff chairman. He has served as vice chairman the past two years.

A corn and soybean farmer, Knouff currently serves as vice chairman of the Ohio Soybean Council and is a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

The STC also elected Scott Gauslow vice chairman and Gerry Hayden, secretary-treasurer.

A soybean and corn farmer, Gauslow has been a STC board member since the organization's inception in 2007. He currently serves as vice chairman of the North Dakota Soybean Council.

A soybean, corn, wheat and hay grower, Hayden previously chaired the Kentucky Soybean Board.

Comprising 11 state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association and United Soybean Board, the STC aims to position the soybean industry to benefit from a cost-effective, reliable and competitive transportation system.

Meanwhile, the Intermodal Transportation Institute's (ITI) board at the University of Denver recently elected Robert Curry Jr. and J. Christopher Lytle as members. Both will serve three-year terms.

Curry, who has more than 35 years of transportation industry experience, serves the Cal Cartage group of companies, focusing the majority of his time as president and chief executive officer of California Multimodal L.L.C. (CMI). Cal Cartage and CMI have grown from local less than truckload and container drayage companies to full service fourth-party logistics firms that provide a variety of supply-chain services in the United States and Mexico, ITI officials said in a prepared statement.

Lytle is executive director of the Port of Long Beach, Calif. A shipping industry veteran, he previously was the port's deputy executive director and chief operating officer.

ITI offers an Executive Masters Program that awards a Master of Science degree in intermodal transportation management from the University of Denver.


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