And on the professional side, our recipient has made significant contributions to excellence and safety in grain handling operations. He is the Director of Health and Safety at CHS, Incorporated where for more than 30 years he has been involved in various aspects of grain and processing operations safety including safety inspections, compliance audits, manager and employee training, accident investigation, program development, policy development, and rules enforcement. We are fortunate to have the expertise and experience of this individual working in our industry to keep our colleagues safe. We are confident his work has protected many lives over the years.
It is clear that this member of distinction has always been engaged and willing to lead. The amount of time and energy that he has expended on behalf of GEAPS is both remarkable and extremely admirable. We are truly honored to have had such an influential industry professional give so much of himself to GEAPS.
So this year, we recognize an extremely deserving GEAPS member who has built his career and reputation on the pursuit of excellence in the grain industry. It is my honor to present GEAPS’ International Member of Distinction award to Mark Daniels, CHS, Inc., Minneapolis Chapter."