Biomass Processing Facility Manager
Office: 1327 U Avenue, Boone, IA 50036
Phone: (515) 296-6300
Fax: (515) 432-2701
B.A. in Physics, Central College, 1995
Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1998
Andy joined the BioCentury Research Farm as manager in June 2009. He started his working career in 1986 and has experience in the mechanical trades, building automation and control systems, commercial construction management, energy efficiency research, biomass energy production research, and thermochemical processes such as gasification and pyrolysis.
Andy's role as manager is to facilitate multidisciplinary research projects. This includes both university and private industry sector projects. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the BioCentury Research Farm and to insure the facility is well maintained, and functioning properly and safely. He coordinates all construction projects, installation of new equipment, and schedules use of multi-user equipment. Andy is the primary contact for all BioCentury Research Farm services and rental space provided to groups outside the university. He also conducts public relations activities on behalf of the BioCentury Research Farm.