The U.S. Composting Council announced the election of its new executive officers and president, Patrick Geraty of St. Louis Composting, who takes over from four-term president Lorrie Loder-Rossiter of Murdoch Enterprises.
The 2018 executive officers, elected by the 2017 Board of Directors, are Greg Gelewski, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Facility, vice president; Joe DiNorscia, Laurel Valley Soils, treasurer; and Bob Yost A1 Organics, secretary.
Geraty is president of St. Louis Composting, which produces more than 1 million cubic yards of compost annually. Geraty has been active in the U.S. Composting Council and its board and committees since St. Louis Composting began in 1992.
"Serving as president at a time when growing compost manufacturing infrastructure is critical will be an exciting challenge," Geraty said in a statement. "The many programs put in place under Lorrie, our past president, give a solid foundation for success going forward into our next 25 years."
Lorrie Loder-Rossiter, who has served as a four-term president in the past decade, becomes an executive committee officer as immediate past president.
The new officers begin their terms at the Board meeting in January held at the USCC Annual Conference, COMPOST2018.
Additional USCC Board members for 2018 are Bob Schanz, Barnes Nursery; John Janes, Caterpillar, Susan Thoman, Cedar Grove Compost, Eileen Banyra, Community Compost Company, Pierce Louis, DirtHugger, Sarah Martinez, EcoProducts, Tim Goodman, Natureworks, Jeff Bradley, Vermeer; Robert Michitsch, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point; and Brian Fleury, WeCare/Denali.