SPEAKER 4/4/2017


I worked at Purina for 33 years , was a corporate officer for the last 16 years.  I, along with my fellow executives were all fired within 48 hours during a corporate take over.  I started over at 55 and , along with some partners, built a Biodiesel business that today is the largest in North America with $1.5 Billion in sales.  We are public listed on NASDAQ as REGI.   My wife and I have a charity called God Cares that has helped Veterans get to a better place in life.  We have helped several 100’s of veterans and their families in the 9 years we have been in business from all over the US.


The presentation is about all the personal obstacles that I had to overcome and lessons learned that I hope can inspire others.  I have spoken to many Universities, groups and Rotary clubs.  I am a Rotarian from Iowa, Illinois and Ohio.


My book, “Prepare for Leadership, from farm boy to Times Square” is a 5 star rated book on Amazon.  My website is: nileramsbottom.com