Mr. Blank brings more than three decades of experience in directing substantial growth, building high performance teams, and executing strategic plans.
Prior to joining Summit Carbon Solutions, Mr. Blank led the successful development of GFG Ag Services LLC, an agricultural services business connecting United States production agriculture to the globe. During his time with GFG Ag, Mr. Blank led the efforts of implementing capital through 12 strategic transactions as well as two essential greenfield projects.
In 2010, Mr. Blank was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin Rivers Technologies (TRT), North America, an agricultural processing company where he established and grew TRT’s organizational infrastructures and facilities.
In 2006, Mr. Blank co-founded Alternative Energy Sources, Inc., a publicly traded company founded to design, build, and own assets in the renewable fuels industry producing and marketing fuel grade ethanol and dried distiller grains for feed industry. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer directing funding initiatives and establishing a Board of Directors including a US Secretary of Agriculture and previous global President of a Fortune 500 agricultural company.
Prior to his tenure at Alternative Energy Sources, Inc., Mr. Blank progressed within Archer Daniels Midland, a $64B global business procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products.
Mr. Blank graduated from Iowa State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business.