July 21, 2022

Summit Carbon Solutions, the Ames company that is seeking to build a $4.5 billion carbon capture pipeline across Iowa, said Thursday it’s hired ag industry veteran Lee Blank as its CEO.

Summit said Blank has 30 years of experience across several agricultural markets. The startup is a spinoff of Bruce Rastetter’s Summit Agricultural Group.

“Lee’s background as an accomplished leader and entrepreneur, his experience in project delivery, and his ability to develop relationships and to engage with these stakeholders make him a perfect fit,” Rastetter, the founder of Alden-based Summit Agricultural Group, said in a statement.

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