The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to announce Stephan Wittig is the organization’s new director in Mexico, as of August 5.
As director in Mexico, Wittig will be responsible for identifying and addressing trade, technical and policy-related factors that impact the market for U.S. grains and co-products in Mexico. Wittig replaces Ryan LeGrand, who was promoted in June to be the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
Prior to assuming the director role, Wittig served as an ethanol consultant with the Council, supporting ongoing ethanol programs run by the Council’s Mexico office.
“Stephan has worked tirelessly as a major contributor to the Council’s success in educating the Mexican government and relevant stakeholders about the value of E10 and the resulting environmental and economical benefits it offers,” LeGrand said. “Thanks to his efforts and those of the team we assembled in Mexico, we now have a potential 720 million gallon market that did not exist before 2016.”
Wittig previously worked as a chief strategy officer for Grupo Baltico, Mexico’s largest ethanol producer and distributor, that offered the first E100 retail stations in the country.
Wittig has a strong financial background with an educational specialization in distillation processes, focused on the development of alcoholic beverages.
“His can-do attitude and relentless approach are just two of the many attributes that make him well-suited to fill the role of Mexico director,” LeGrand said. “I am positive the Council’s programming will stay on a successful path under his leadership.”
Please join the Council in congratulating Stephan on his new role!
About the U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.