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J.D. Schlieman

J.D. Schlieman retired as President from Hawkeye Energy Holdings and its subsidiaries in 2011, which had combined annual ethanol production capacity of 460 million gallons per year. Hawkeye Gold, another subsidiary, marketed ethanol and distillers grains for all of Hawkeye’s productions facilities as well as for third party plants. Mr. Schlieman was one of the two original founders of the company and his primary responsibilities included overall operations of the company, including risk management and business development activities. He also served as CFO from 2004 through April 2007. Prior to co-founding Hawkeye, Mr. Schlieman spent 10 years at Heartland Pork in Alden, Iowa, one of the largest hog production companies in the US. He was Vice President and CFO until their sale in early 2004. Prior to Heartland Pork he served as an agricultural lender within the Farm Credit System and for Grundy National Bank as well as three years as a commodity broker.