Fiona Boyd is Director of Acuity Commodities. She has covered the global sulphur and sulphuric acid markets since 2008 with a specialized focus on the North American market.
Her expertise was developed under the mentorship of her father, Dr Robert Boyd. She has conducted numerous consultancy projects and regularly presents to clients and at industry events.
In addition, Fiona played a key role in the development of several industry publications including weekly reports on the domestic and global markets as well as market outlook reports.
Prior to joining the sulphur/sulphuric acid industry, Fiona was a consultant and market analyst in the real estate sector. Her primary focus was conducting feasibility studies for hotel development and residential land acquisition deals.
Fiona earned a bachelor of science from the University of Houston, where she graduated with honors.
Gregory Miller is an economic consultant in private practice following a career spanning more than thirty-five years as a University instructor and small business contractor, an economic forecaster, corporate, government, and client advisor, and business media expert guest speaker.
A specialist in banking economics, policy, and regulation, Mr. Miller was SunTrust Banks, Inc. Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for more than 25 years – serving as primary forecaster and advisor on economic matters to executive management and select clients.
Before that Mr. Miller taught economics and at the University of South Florida and served as Associate Director of the Center for Economic and Business Research.
He has been a regular contributor to business media including Bloomberg News, CNBC, Reuters, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.
Mr. Miller is active in the National Association for Business Economic. He is also a past Chair of the American Bankers’ Association Economic Advisory Committee – a national group of economists who meet with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Kurt Bitting is the Director of Marketing and Sales for Eco Services Operations, the North American leader for Sulfuric Acid Regeneration and Virgin Sulfuric Acid supply.
Kurt has been with Eco Services since 2006 and has managed the Regeneration, Virgin Acid, and Sulfur Products businesses. Prior to Eco Services Operations, Kurt held management positions at Kinder Morgan Terminals and Sprint Corporation.
As a Captain in the U.S. Army, Kurt served as a Company Commander in the 10th Mountain Division. Kurt graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Business Administration and holds an M.B.A from Rider University.
Mr. MacGillivray is the Executive Vice President of Commercialization for Anuvia Plant Nutrients.
Hugh has over 30 years sales, marketing and business development experience in the agricultural industry with multi nationals and startups living in Canada, Germany and the US. Prior to joining Anuvia Plant Nutrients he was Head of Marketing and Business Development for Arysta LifeScience North America and Head of Arysta LifeScience Canada.
Mr. MacGillivray has held key roles with Cargill Hybrids Seeds, Rooster.com, Hoechst/AgrEvo/Aventis and has served as a board member for CropLife Canada.
Joel is the President of ConVergInce Advisers, and serves as Executive Vice President of Lee Enterprises Consultants, the world’s premier bioeconomy consulting group. He has been a long-term visionary and respected leader in commercialization of industrial biotechnology.
ConVergInce Advisers is focused on delivering “Visionary & Innovative Solutions” including commercialization assistance for advanced technology clients in renewable chemicals, biochemicals, biofuels, and agricultural and biobased ingredients for food and consumer products.
Joel is the former President of Green Biologics Inc. where he led the development of the commercial platform of the company in North America for renewable n-butanol and acetone for use in the renewable specialty and performance chemical markets.
Previously he was responsible for leading several biofuel companies to commercial success where he has built and started up nearly a half billion gallons of biofuel capacity.
He has provided leadership at companies including ASAlliances Biofuels, Abengoa, Balchem Corp, Opta Food Ingredients, and Genencor. Joel holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University; and an M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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