OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — During Exchange 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., from Feb. 22-25, the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) recognized several long-time members of the association.
The GEAPS Associates Board gave special recognition to 50-year-member Jack Bussell, Kansas City Chapter, for his enthusiastic spirit in representing GEAPS throughout the years. Associates Board 2013-14 President Scott Chant recalled Bussell’s many contributions to GEAPS including singing the U.S. and Canadian national anthems at GEAPS’ breakfast meetings. 
“He inspired us then and his continued passion for GEAPS 50 years later inspires us now,” Chant said.
GEAPS recognized an additional four members for 50 years of membership:
• Jack Coleman, Gulf South
• Marshall Heck, Mid-America
• William Van Ryckeghem, Gulf South
• Richard Wilbur, Gavilon, Kansas City
Also during Exchange 2014, 26 GEAPS members received silver pins in recognition of their 25 years of membership and participating in the knowledge sharing that fuels the grain operations industry.
• John Brenders, Michigan/So. Ontario Chapter 
• Louis Chalk, Fullen Dock & Warehouse, Mid-South 
• Miles Chuchmuch, MAC Rail Contracting Ltd., Thunder Bay 
• Frank Cobb, Canadian Prairies 
• Richard Connell, Rich Connell AGRI-SEARCH Inc., Cornbelt 
• Kevin Danner, West Central, Greater Iowa 
• Douglas Dunlay, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis 
• Dave Healey, Agrex Inc., Greater Nebraska 
• Jan Hellemar, Tornum AB, Non-Chapter 
• Denny Hesman, Gavilon LLC, Mid-America 
• Mark Hickey, Riceland Foods Inc., Mid-South 
• Michael Kapush, Thunder Bay 
• Ronald Kehl, Thunder Bay 
• Gary Kinder, Commercial Grain Systems/Sioux Steel, Non-Chapter 
• David Kushnier, Alliance Grain Co, Vancouver 
• Bill Mullins, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Golden Triangle 
• Brent Murray, LV Control Mfg. Ltd., Canadian Prairies 
• Charlie Osborne, The Scoular Co., Non-Chapter 
• Dick Ottis, Rice Belt Warehouse Inc., Golden Triangle 
• Timothy Paurus, CHS Inc., Minneapolis 
• Robert Schutte, United Oil, Intermountain 
• Robert Speak, Thunder Bay 
• Randall Springer, Pepper Maintenance Systems Inc., Cornbelt 
• Willie Unger, Comco, Canadian Prairies 
• Grover Van Hoose, The Mennel Milling Co, Seaway 
• Bernard Wise, The Andersons Inc., Seaway