Green will succeed Ben Handcock, who served the group for 25 years.
Green “brings a wealth of technical expertise and practical knowledge to the position. The Wheat Quality Council is confident that with Dave’s exceptional leadership and comprehensive abilities, the organization will not only maintain our mission and vision but will further develop the Council to an enhanced level,” said Lee Sanders, chairman of the WQC.
Green’s most recent post at ADM Milling Co. was director of quality control and laboratory services, where his responsibilities included crop surveys, wheat blends, customer correspondence and specifications. Before joining ADM, Green was a crop scout flour miller and mill technician with International Multifoods Corp.
He is a past chairman of the Kansas City section of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI), former chairman of the board of directors for the Wheat Foods Council and a 25-year member of the American Society of Baking. He also served as past chairman of the WQC, as well as being a member of several of its technical committees. He is a regular participant on annual wheat tours in the Midwest.
A native of Akron, Ohio, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.
Green’s appointment follows the April 2016 announcement that Ben Handcock, executive director of the WQC since 1992, was going to retire from his role as head of the organization. Prior to Handcock, Thomas C. Roberts led the WQC from its inception in 1980 until his retirement in 1992. The WQC was formed through the merger of two predecessor organizations — the Wheat Improvement Association and the Hard Winter Wheat Quality Advisory Council.