Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) is very happy to announce that Ryan Brandau has joined us as a Technical Service Manager. In this role, he will have responsibility for assisting sales and plant personnel in the evaluation of process optimizations, fermentation performance criteria, review of current methods, technique and equipment for testing accuracy and repeatability. Ryan will report to Francois Van Zyl, Director of Technical Services, NA.
Previously, he has held the position of Laboratory Manager at Three Rivers Energy, LLC. He also has worked at Center Ethanol, and began his career as an intern at the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center in Edwardsville, IL. During his career, he has experienced ethanol production as an operator, a lab tech, and lab management, giving him a broad understanding of the process. As a lab manager, his duties included analysis of fermentation, distillation, and product/coproducts, as well as maintaining and calibrating all lab equipment. He has also been involved in teaching others how to perform these duties.
Ryan currently lives in Granville, OH. In his spare time he enjoys playing board games, swing dancing, and reading.
Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the Lallemand family.