Steven D. Danforth

University of Arkansas
BS Agricultural Engineering 1980
Honors: Arkansas Outstanding Young Engineer 1995
Charter Member Arkansas Academy of Biological Engineers 2001
Contributor to Parboiling Chapter of “Rice Chemistry and Technology” 2002
Associate Editor for Technical Review ASAE-FPEI 2005
Rice Parboiling Patent 1991

License: Professional Engineer Intern 1981 - 2006

Employment History:
Date: December 1999 to present
Title: Principal and President
Employer: Agri Process Innovations

Date: November 2005 to present
Title: Principal and Executive Vice President
Employer: Patriot Biofuels

Date: March 2006 to present
Title: Principal and operating director
Employer: Greenline Manufacturing

Date: September 1991 to May 2000
Title: Plant Manger
Employer: Riviana Foods Inc.
Carlisle, AR

Date: December 1988 – September 1991 Title: Sr. Research Engineer
Employer: Riceland Foods Inc.

Date: July 1987 – December 1988
Title: Plant Manger for Rice Snacks Inc.
Employer: Riceland Foods Inc.

Date: July 1982 – July 1987
Title: Project Engineer
Employer: Riceland Foods Inc.

Date: January 1981 – July 1982
Title: Rice Division Engineer
Riceland Foods Inc.

• Oilseed Processing Conference 1997, Biloxi, Mississippi “Controlling Refining Losses”
• RICESHOW 2000, Pelotas, Brazil “Parboiling for Added Value”
• INDUARROZ CONGRESS 2001, Bogotá, Colombia “Drying Technology”
• INDUARROZ CONGRESS 2002, Bogotá, Colombia “Value Added Processing”
• Guest instructor for Satake Rice Milling College 1998 – 2002

Feasibility and Cost Studies
• Due Diligence Technical Evaluation of the Design, Capital Budget and Operating Budget for a New Rice Mill in Brazil, IFC Sponsored, 1999
• Consultant for Milling for the Strategic Planning for the Rice Industry for Guyana, IDB Sponsored, 2001
• Consultant for Processing for an Action Plan for the Privatization of Four Parastatal Agro-industries in Suriname, IDB Sponsored, 2003
• Due Diligence Technical Evaluation of the Design and Operational Status of Four Commercial Rice Mills in Brazil, Darby Overseas Investments, 2003


University of Arkansas Bio and Ag Engineering Advisory Board
Member American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Member Grain Elevators and Processors Society


Tau Beta Pi
FUMC Administrative Board
Past Member Carlisle Economic Development Council
Associated Industries of Arkansas – Past Board of Directors Member ®2007