Mansfield Opens New Midwest Renewable Energy Office

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Sioux Center, Iowa Team to be Led by Renewables Pioneer, Bernie Punt

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Through the opening of the Sioux Center office and addition of Bernie Punt's expertise, Mansfield is working to offer a single-source solution for all of our plant partners.

Mansfield Renewable Energy announced today that they have opened a new renewable energy operations office in Sioux Center, Iowa. Sioux Center native and distillers grains pioneer Bernie Punt has been tapped to lead the Sioux Center team as Field Services Manager. This renewable energy location places Mansfield deeper into the grains and ethanol region under the leadership of one of the foremost innovators of wet and modified distillers grains marketing.

Jon Bjornstad, President of Mansfield Renewable Energy, stated, “Bernie is an incredible addition to the Mansfield team. His exemplary leadership during the founding of the Siouxland Energy and Livestock Cooperative in 2000 helped farmers add value to corn crops while incorporating distillers co-products into local markets. Bernie's expertise on the advantages of producing and marketing wet distiller’s co-products provides Mansfield customers the opportunity to work with a proven innovator of producing fuel grade ethanol with high efficiency and a low carbon footprint.”

Bernie has served on numerous industry boards including the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Board of Directors, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Board of Directors, and the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) Board of Directors. Most recently, Bernie has been serving as Chair of the Market Advisory Committee for Growth Energy. His extensive knowledge and proven reputation within the industry was instrumental in opening Mansfield’s Sioux Center office.

Mansfield President Doug Haugh stated, “Opening an office in the heart of the corn-producing region was an important step to expanding the services we provide to our ethanol plant partners. With the Sioux Center office and Bernie Punt’s expertise in distillers grains, Mansfield has the ability to offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. From natural gas and denaturant supply to ethanol and corn oil marketing, Mansfield is working to become a single-source solution provider for all of our plant partners.”

About Mansfield
Ranked as one of the Top 50 privately held companies in America by Forbes and a multiple category finalist in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards, Mansfield defines the next generation energy company. Founded in 1957, the company has achieved double-digit growth for three decades by focusing on optimizing and controlling fuel-related costs for its customers using innovation, technology and high touch service. Mansfield Renewable Energy is a fully owned subsidiary of Mansfield Energy LLC that is focused exclusively on the servicing, marketing, logistics, and regulatory reporting needs of renewable fuels producers across North America. Mansfield Renewable Energy is headquartered in Bloomington, MN. For more information, visit http://www.mansfieldoil.com or http://www.mansfieldrenewable.com.

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