Genera Energy Hires Feedstock Production & Supply Manager

Lucas Graham will take the lead in managing agricultural and leadership for feedstock supply programs


VONORE, Tenn. July 10, 2014 – Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in sustainable energy crop production and biomass supply and an innovator in biomass feedstock supply chain improvements, has announced the hire of Lucas Graham as its new feedstock production and supply manager.

Graham will be responsible for providing agricultural and managerial leadership for the company’s feedstock supply, including business strategies to optimize feedstock supply, planning and developing biomass feedstock supply projects and programs, and management of feedstock supply execution. Graham’s responsibilities also include developing, implementing, and managing feedstock best practices for commercial energy crop and feedstock production, including land acquisition, establishment, management, harvesting, and site storage of biomass feedstocks.

Prior to joining Genera, Graham worked as an agronomist and precision agriculture manager, and a seed treatment facility manager for Helena Chemical Company in Fremont, North Carolina. There, he was responsible for managing clients’ fertilization and liming programs, consulting with clients about best management practices for their crop portfolio, providing weekly scouting reports to clients, and managing geographical logistics.

“We are delighted to welcome Lucas Graham to the growing Genera Energy team,” said Kelly Tiller, Ph.D., president and CEO of Genera Energy. “He really understands best practices in our industry, from production of energy crops, to harvesting and storage. Lucas also appreciates the importance of building relationships with the farmers and landowners with whom we work, and others along the biomass feedstock supply chain. I’m thrilled to have him on the team.”

Graham’s additional experience includes working as a financial representative for Modern Woodmen of America in Jefferson City, Tennessee, a research assistant and intern for the University of Tennessee, and an assistant farm manager for Grahaven Farms in Newport, Tennessee. Graham earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Tennessee.

Genera is an award-winning biomass feedstock supply chain enterprise, supplying biomass feedstocks