Meat industry veteran joins Bion Environmental Technologies

The company develops advanced waste treatment technology
calendar icon 29 September 2022
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Bion Environmental Technologies, a developer of advanced livestock waste treatment technology that dramatically reduces environmental impacts and recovers valuable resources, announced in a press release that meat industry Hall of Famer William (Bill) Rupp has joined its Advisory Group.

Rupp brings with him 37 years of experience that includes 18 years in senior leadership roles with Cargill and JBS. In his new role he will help guide the launch of Bion's technology platform and the production model it supports, and maximise its impact on the beef industry.

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 US, Canada, Argentina, and Australia. 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, he was inducted into the National Provisioners' Meat Packer Hall of Fame.

"Ten years ago, when I was with JBS, I was introduced to Bion's technology and decided it wasn't right for us then," said Rupp. "They were just early. A lot has changed in the last decade: the renewable energy market; Bion's technology evolution; and especially today's consumer, who is increasingly demanding products that are produced transparently and sustainably. I believe Bion's time has come."

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