Robert (Bob) G. Riley, Jr., has worked for more than 40 years in the fats and oil processing industry in many capacities. He has been involved in domestic and international sales and marketing, laboratory supervision, research and development, as well as executive and corporate management.
In 1986, Bob purchased Feed Energy and immediately began the process of building a company with products developed on sound research and science. The success of the company is a testament to that strategic approach.
Bob is active in many professional, state, and community organizations including a 2011 gubernatorial appointment to the newly launched Iowa Innovation Corporation, which he chaired the Iowa State University Research Foundation. He also sits on the board for the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Simpson College, Iowa Poultry Association, Whiterock Conservancy, and Two Rivers Financial Group. He is also Chairman of the Feed Energy Board.
With a unique background and lifelong interests in both agriculture and the environment, Bob frequently speaks to groups presenting a broad and balanced business perspective, including discussions about the impact of the booming biofuels industry on the food supply and the synergy of leveraging public and private relationships.
Bob is a Des Moines native and enjoys a good game of golf, hunting and fishing trips. He and his wife appreciate sharing time with friends and family including six grandchildren.