Ashmead Pringle, President
Ashmead founded Grain Service Corporation in 1984, and is head of GSC Energy, its energy division, which was started in 1989. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ash has conducted hundreds of seminars on hedging, risk management, and basis trading, in petroleum, natural gas, and grains, and is a recognized expert in the field. He has authored several articles on the proper use of risk management tools.
Diana Klemme, Vice President
Diana Klemme, Vice President, Director-Grain Division - Diana leads an experienced staff that develops merchandising and risk-management programs for GSC's agricultural clients. She also oversees the firm's nationally-known agricultural workshops on hedging, merchandising, and producer marketing strategies. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Purdue University, and worked in the cash grain industry through the 70's. Diana is a well-known author of articles on agricultural risk management, and is a leading and long-time advocate of issues affecting the grain industry. She served on National Grain & Feed Association's Executive Committee and currently serves on their Risk Management Committee, which she formerly chaired.
Scott Glasing, Director of Operations, Margins, and Compliance
Scott Glasing, Director of Operations, Margins, and Compliance - Scott brings us 25 years of industry expertise, concentrated in back office operations and compliance. A native of Chicago, he has studied finance and economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and hedging at the Chicago Board of Trade.
David McGraw, Trading Associate
David joined Grain Service staff in 2017 after working in a family owned bussiness. David is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelors in Materials Science & Engineering and a Masters in Management. David handles customer futures and options orders, managing GSC databases and spreadsheets, assists in writing the Morning Bulletin, and supports Scott in office operations.
Jared Smith, Trading Associate, IT Manager
Jared joined GSC in 2019, after graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Astrophysics. He handles customer futures and options orders alongside David, co-authors the Morning Bulletin along side Diane, GSC Data Entry, and delivers various industry reports throughout the week. He is the Market Center and LTP Trading Platform administrator for GSC Clients. Jared uses his previous experience in computer repair and software to keep the GSC network infrastructure up and running. A staunch Georgia Bulldawg fan, he is still patiently waiting for that National Championship.