MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — David Krejci is stepping down as chief staff executive of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). He intends to continue his role until the position is filled.

Robert Taylor, Cargill, GEAPS International president, announced the move internally at GEAPS’ International board of director meetings in November.

“David has been a tremendous leader in moving GEAPS forward,” Taylor said. “GEAPS has grown significantly under his watch, evolving and expanding to reinforce our position as The Knowledge Resource. We intend to be thorough and thoughtful in the search for the next chief staff executive.”

GEAPS has retained SearchWide Global, an executive recruitment firm, to manage the search process for their chief staff executive position.

Krejci has served GEAPS for nearly four decades. He was named GEAPS executive vice-president and International secretary in 1987. He joined the GEAPS staff team in 1982 as director of technical services. As executive vice-president, he is GEAPS’ chief staff officer and serves as a non-voting executive officer of the International Board of Directors and the Executive and Nominations committees. He also serves as GEAPS staff executive representative to the Kansas State University Grain Science and Industry Advisory Council, which he chaired from 2012-18. Krejci is also the executive director of the GEAPS Foundation.

 Those interested in the chief staff executive position can go to the SearchWide Global website to see a detailed position overview and submit applications.

SearchWide Global has experience in recruiting C-level and director executives for similar leadership roles in associations and other not-for-profit organizations.