Gary has exceptionally broad experience in both the food value chain and the renewables sector. He currently leads the firm’s renewables practice and is co-lead of our North America dairy team.
Gary spent more than 15 years in the consumer products, food, and feed arenas in a progressive series management roles in strategy, manufacturing, and supply chain roles with Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, and ConAgra. He was President and CEO of the Lauridsen Group’s Proliant Dairy, and was COO of RDO Equipment, which owns and operates the largest group of John Deere dealerships in North America.
His management experience in the chemicals industry includes leading Monsanto Crop Chemical’s supply chain for North and South America, and serving as Global VP/GM of Industrial Products for Solutia. His experience with start-up organizations includes large pork, dairy, and farming operations in U.S., Brazil, and Eastern Europe, for which he raised over $60M in private equity.
Gary holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Civil Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines.