YORK, Jan. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion
Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a developer of
advanced livestock waste treatment technology and premium
sustainable beef, announced today that Bill
Rupp will join Bion's Board of Directors, effective
February 15, 2023.
In September of 2022, Mr. Rupp was named to Bion's Advisory
Group. Bill brings 37 years of experience, including 18 years in
senior leadership roles with Cargill and JBS, two of the world's
largest meat packers. His operating expertise and industry
relationships will be invaluable in his role, where he will work
directly with Bill O'Neill, Bion's
CEO, to build a team and strategy to commercialize Bion's
technology and product line.
Mr. Rupp spent 25 years with Cargill, the last ten as President
of Cargill Beef. He oversaw Cargill's global beef business
operations that did over $25 billion
in annual sales in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, and Australia. Mr. Rupp also served five years as
President of JBS Beef, where he led JBS's North American beef
business that did approximately $20
billion in sales. In 2021, Mr. Rupp was inducted into the
National Provisioners' Meat Packer Hall of Fame. He is a senior
advisor at Sustainable Beef, LLC, a rancher-owned packing plant
being developed in western Nebraska, that has attracted an equity
investment by Walmart (NYSE: WMT). Bion recently announced an
LOI with Olson Farms/TD Angus, a cattle breeding and feeder
operation that is a founding member of Sustainable Beef, LLC.
Mr. Rupp said, "The livestock industry – beef in particular – is
changing; it must become more sustainable. Today's consumer is
well-informed, and they are increasingly health- and
environment-conscious. Alternative products, including plant-based,
that were billed as sustainable were initially successful but have
failed to meet consumer tastes and concerns. Bion's technology and
business model provides the industry with a better way to feed
cattle and connect the consumer with the real beef they want: beef
that will now be truly sustainable, independently verified, and
consistent with their tastes. I look forward to helping make it a
reality – for the producer, the consumer, and the planet."
Bill O'Neill said, "As we build
our team, I can't think of anyone better suited to bring an
experienced industry voice to our Board and organization. His
accomplishments in the industry speak for themselves. We were happy
when he joined the Advisory Group. We are thrilled he has the
confidence in Bion and our opportunity to join the Board."
About Bion: Bion's patented third generation technology
(Gen3Tech) was designed to largely mitigate the environmental
impacts of large-scale livestock production, increase its resource
efficiencies, and deliver a USDA-certified sustainable product to
the consumer. The platform simultaneously prevents pollution to
air, water, and soil, while recovering high-value organic
fertilizer coproducts and renewable energy that increase revenues.
Bion's Gen3Tech platform can create a pathway to true economic and
environmental sustainability with 'win-win' benefits for a premium
sector of the $175 billion U.S.
livestock industry and the consumer. For more information, see
Bion's website at https://bionenviro.com.
This material includes forward-looking statements based on
management's current reasonable business expectations. In this
document, the words 'will', 'must', 'look forward (to)', and
similar expressions identify certain forward-looking statements.
These statements are made in reliance on the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act, Section 27A of the Securities act of 1933,
as amended. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could
result in actual results differing materially from expected
SOURCE Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.