About Chris Mitchell, President
As ICM’s president, Chris Mitchell keeps the company focused on its role as a global leader in the biofuels community. He is responsible for steering Research and Development (R&D) initiatives and implementing ICM’s product delivery strategies and global market expansion. Chris is constantly working to identify business development opportunities that enable ICM to leverage its premier process technology solutions, both domestically and globally.
Prior to joining ICM in 2006, Chris served as Legal Counsel for United Bio Energy (UBE), a Wichita, Kansas-based company that provides plant management and commodity price risk management for grains and energy purchased by fuel ethanol plants. Before starting at UBE, he worked for two established law firms in Wichita, specializing in corporate, bankruptcy, insurance and property tax matters.
Chris currently sits on the board of directors for several organizations, including ethanol plants. He has also previously served as a representative of the Kansas Governor’s Energy Council and held membership to the Wichita Bar Association.
Chris is a graduate of Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. He also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
ICM Company Profile
ICM, Inc. is a global leader in the biofuels industry with roots in the farming community. Since 1995, ICM has focused on innovating and developing new technologies to support the production of renewable fuels and sustaining agriculture. More than 100 biorefineries worldwide utilize ICM’s proprietary systems, which are among the most advanced in the biofuels industry and collectively produce 8.8 billion gallons of ethanol and 25 million tons of distillers grains annually. A full-service provider, ICM’s offerings include design, engineering, manufacturing, implementation, and plant support, all of which are tailored to yield higher profits and better operational efficiencies for biorefineries. Its state-of-the-art research facility accommodates development and testing of cutting-edge technologies, creating process and feed technology solutions to consistently drive the industry forward. ICM is based in Colwich, Kansas with a regional office in Brazil. For more information, visit icminc.com.
Chris Mitchell, President
Past Awardees of the Bioeconomy Leadership Award
2018 – 40th Symposium – Poet
2017 – 39th Symposium – DSM
2016 – 38th Symposium – LanzaTech
2015 – 37th Symposium – Novozymes
2014 – 36th Symposium – Genomatica
2013 – 35th Symposium – DuPont Industrial Biosciences