For the past 35 years he has worked at Knouse Foods Cooperative, a grower-owned cooperative headquartered in Peach Glen, Pennsylvania.  He started with Knouse Foods in 1977 and has served in various facets of the entire operation.  He was named Vice-President of Marketing and Assistant General Manager in 1986, General Manager in 1988, COO in 1995, CEO in 1996, and President of the Board in 2000.  Prior to joining Knouse, he worked with Arthur Andersen & Company in New York City.

PRECEPT MINISTRIES BOARD EXPERIENCE

  • Precept Board Member since 2011

EXPERIENCE

  • Supporter of Precept Ministries International
  • Chairman and CEO, Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc., a grower-owned Cooperative in Pennsylvania

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Know and use Precept inductive Bible study method
  • Chaired numerous organizations: U.S. Apple Association, Apple Processors Association, and The Pennsylvania Food Processors Association
  • Served as Board Member: Grocery Manufacturers Association, National Food Processors Association, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and Penn State Mont Alto Advisory Board

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. with Honors in Accounting
  • Columbia University, Masters of Business Administration
  • Married to Juanita Guise, a Precept Bible teacher
  • Father of two daughters

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 2009 State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania “Outstanding Grower Award”
  • 2011 Honorary Master Farmer

NON-PROFIT EXPERIENCE

  • Local Church: First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, PA, since 1979 where he has served and supported his local church in nearly every capacity
  • Boards: Greater Harrisburg Youth for Christ, and Salt’n Light Youth Ministries