AMES, Iowa and PHILLIPSBURG, Kansas, August 30, 2022 – Amber Wave™ is pleased to announce that Ryan Hemingson has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Hemingson will lead the company’s commercial strategy to become the trusted domestic source for consistent, high-quality wheat protein. Amber Wave’s state of the art facility is being constructed near Phillipsburg, Kansas and will begin supplying ingredients, low-carbon fuel and animal feed products in the summer of 2023.
“Ryan is a proven leader in the industry and will play an integral role in the development of Amber Wave’s commercial efforts. We are thrilled to have him join the leadership team and believe he is a perfect fit as we position ourselves to be a critical supply partner in the wheat protein category.” said Randy Cimorelli, CEO of Amber Wave.
Mr. Hemingson is an experienced executive in the milling and ingredients industry most recently serving as the Vice President of National Flour Sales for the Mennel Milling Company. Prior to Mennel, Hemingson completed a 23 tenure with Archer Daniels Midland and left as the Director of Sales overseeing nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.
“I’ve followed the development of Amber Wave since the initial announcement, and I am excited to join the team to help successfully execute on the company’s strategic goals. In my 25 years in the industry, I can’t recall a more needed and vital investment.” said Hemingson. “With the challenges throughout global supply chains, I look forward to providing customers with a domestic solution for their ingredient needs in the baking, petfood and related industries.”
The plant transformation is on track for scheduled completion in the summer of 2023 creating North America’s largest producer of wheat protein.
About Amber Wave™
Amber Wave™ is currently a renewable fuels manufacturer and is developing North America’s largest wheat protein ingredients production facility with headquarters in Iowa and production facilities in Kansas. Amber Wave™ anticipates the start of production of ingredients in the summer of 2023. Amber Wave™ is a portfolio company of Summit Ag Investors, the investment management arm of Summit Agricultural Group.