POET-Gowrie names new GM
GOWRIE – Wael Sanduka is the new general manager for POET Biorefining in Gowrie.
Sanduka began his employment with POET in 2012 as the technical manager in Gowrie before being promoted to general manager.
POET-Gowrie produces ethanol and agricultural feed for cattle, swine and poultry from corn.
Sanduka oversees all business and plant operations, purchasing, marketing and personnel.
He is also knowledgeable in process engineering globally.
Before joining POET, he spent eight years with Bekaert Corporation first at the Tennessee location as a process engineer. His career grew relocating him to Belgium with the same corporation as senior global technology manager and quality initiatives.
As a senior global technology manager, his position required him to travel extensively throughout the world.
He is highly accomplished with experience in addressing issues and devising effective solutions that contribute to enhanced productivity, reduced costs and optimized process.
His combined experience in strategic planning and organizational leadership skills include talent for forging positive relationships.
Sanduka’s education includes a chemical engineering degree from Iowa State University. His wife and three sons live in Ames.
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