Mark D. Johnsrud
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mark D. Johnsrud has served as Chief Executive Officer since November 2012, Vice Chairman of the Board from November 2012 to May 2014, and Chairman of the Board since May 2014. Mr. Johnsrud previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Power Fuels, a leading environmental services company in the Bakken Shale area in North Dakota, of which he was the sole owner prior to the merger of Power Fuels with and into a subsidiary of the Company. Under Mr. Johnsrud’s leadership, Power Fuels saw significant growth from 2005 until the merger in November 2012. Prior to acquiring Power Fuels, Mr. Johnsrud previously served as a Managing Director at Acala Partners Inc., a full-service investment bank focusing on supporting the agribusiness and food sectors. Mr. Johnsrud also served as Senior Vice President and Head of the U.S. Agribusiness Finance Group at Banque National de Paris, and as a Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the Food and Agribusiness Group at Bank of America. Mr. Johnsrud is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the North Dakota Petroleum Counsel, an industry association representing its member companies involved in all aspects of the oil and gas industry in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain region. Mr. Johnsrud holds a Master of Science degree in economics from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University.