Management Staff

Management Staff



Mick J. Miller - General Manager

Mick Miller joined Energetix, LLC as the Business Development Manager in June 2009 and currently serves as President for Energetix. Prior to joining Energetix, Mick was the President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2006 to June 2009 of Red Trail Energy, LLC (RTE), a 50 MGY coal fired ethanol facility in Richardton, North Dakota. From June of 2005 to August 2006, he was the General Manager for RTE where he led the construction and project start up. Prior to joining RTE, he worked for Diversified Energy Company LLC (DENCO), a 25 MGY ethanol facility in Morris, Minnesota beginning in September 1999. At DENCO, Mick was Operations Supervisor from July 2000 through May 2002 and Plant Manager from May 2002 to June 2005. Mick also held the position of Vice President of Operations for Greenway Consulting, LLC from September 2002 to June 2009. He has served since May 2005 to the present on the Advisory Board for the Process Plant Technology Program at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, North Dakota, on the Board of Governors for the North Dakota Ethanol Producers Association as Vice-President since 2006 and has served on the Board of Governors for Renewable Products Marketing Group while working at RTE.

mick.miller@energetixllc.com | Mobile Number: (701) 202-1683 | Business Number: (320) 585-7901



Darwin Helberg - Grain Buyer



darwin@dencollc.com | Mobile Number: (320) 287-0272 | Business Number: (320) 585-7915



Brandon Soine - Plant Manager

Brandon Soine joined Energetix in September 2010 as the Plant Manager of DENCO II, LLC in Morris, MN. Prior to joining Energetix, Brandon was the Plant Manager of Global Ethanol's Lakota facility from June 2009 through August 2010. His primary responsibilities included management of operations, maintenance, grains, and quality control departments. From 2000 to 2009, Brandon was employed by DENCO, LLC with his last position being Plant Manager. Brandon currently sits on the Biofuels Advisory Committee for Minnesota West Community & Technical College in Granite Falls.

Brandon received his education in Power/Process Plant Technology from Bismarck State College.


brandonsoine@dencollc.com | Business Number: (320) 585-7904



Carson Berger - Commodities Risk Manager

Carson Berger joined Energetix, LLC in May, 2012 as a Commodities Risk Manager and has also served as the Marketing Development Manager for Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC, a 40 MGY ethanol production facility in Woodbury, MI. At Carbon Green BioEnergy Carson worked to develop higher level ethanol blends in the retail market. He currently serves as the Commodities Risk Manager for Denco II, a 25 million gallon per year ethanol production facility in Morris, MN.

Carson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Information Systems at North Dakota State University and has furthered his education in business through the University of North Dakota.

cberger@energetixllc.com | Mobile Number: (701) 870-0850 | Business Number: (320) 585-7902



Brandon Nygaard - Operations Manager



brandonnygaard@dencollc.com | Business Number: (320) 585-7905



Jason Resler - Maintenance Manager, CMRP



jasonr@dencollc.com | Mobile Number: (320) 815-8473 | Business Number: (320) 585-7922



Brad Schultz - Maintenance Purchasing Agent



brads@dencollc.com | Business Number: (320) 585-7914



Stephan Liljenquist - Safety Coordinator



stephan@dencollc.com | Mobile Number: (320) 349-1852 | Business Number: (320) 585-7917



Jim Ekenstedt - Lab Manager

Jim Ekenstedt joined Energetix in April, 2010 and currently serves as the Lab Manager at DENCO II in Morris, MN. Prior to joining Energetix, Jim worked for Lallemand Ethanol Technology as a technical sales representative where his primary responsibilities were to provide technical support to customers and expand their customer base. Prior to working for LET, Jim was the Lab Manager at the Verasun facility in Janesville, MN and also worked as a part time lab tech at the Verasun Aurora facility while attending college in Brookings, SD.

Jim obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from South Dakota State University.

jime@dencollc.com | Business Number: (320) 585-7913



Duane Rixe - Scale/Logistics Coordinator



duane@dencollc.com | Business Number: (320) 585-7910



Kathi Biesterfeld - Controller



kathi@dencollc.com | Business Number: (320) 585-7903






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