Growth Energy announced that Nathan VanderGriend has been elected to the organization’s board of directors.
Growth Energy’s board of directors represents the most diverse set of leaders in the biofuels industry and includes producers large and small, advocacy experts, agricultural leaders and a NASCAR team owner.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement, welcoming VanderGriend to the board:
“We welcome Nathan as the newest member of our board of directors,” Skor said. “Nathan brings a unique perspective to the table, with years of industry experience and dedication that will prove to be invaluable as we continue to build a brighter future for American biofuels. I look forward to working with Nathan as he joins this esteemed group of leaders for Growth Energy.”
VanderGriend is the president and CEO of ERI Solutions Inc., which provides environmental, health and safety (EH&S), non-destructive testing (NDT), sustainability and risk control solutions for a range of industries, including the biofuels industry.
In addition to this role, VanderGriend oversees Paragon NDT LLC, a full-service non-destructive testing and inspection company, manages and serves on the board of ERM SPC Ltd., a captive reinsurance company, and serves on the board of Mission Haiti, a non-profit service organization focused on improving the lives of the people of Haiti. Prior to assuming his current position, VanderGriend served as ERI Solutions Inc.’s Vice President of Client Relations.
“In the eight years I’ve been a member of Growth Energy, I have seen first-hand the level of commitment, desire, and unwavering determination Growth Energy embodies as it leads this industry into the future,” said VanderGriend. “From pushing our industry’s legislative priorities and protecting the RFS in Congress, to securing market growth through year-round E15 and Prime the Pump, Growth Energy has led the charge. I am proud to be joining the Growth Energy Board and look forward to championing the strategies that create better markets and more opportunities for my customers.”