Grain Service Corporation

Grain Division Staff


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.

Katherine Baumgartner, Director of Trading Operations/MB Writer

Katherine comes to us from Northeast Indiana after having graduated from Purdue University's College of Agriculture in 2007. She holds degrees in both Animal Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics. She's the main Order Desk operator and works closely with Scott in the upkeep of trades as well as working with clients regarding risk management analysis and trade strategy.

Cooper L, IT Manager

A Georgia native, Cooper graduated from Georgia College & State University with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems. Cooper supports all office technology. Cooper has also been involved with projects including the Market Center, CME Data Fees, Crunchies book, and ABC School.

Christian Siebach, Trading Associate

Christian joined the Grain Service staff upon having completed an internship with Smithfield Hog-Production. A native of Illinois and a recent graduate of Business Finance and Agribusiness from Brigham Young University, he is passionate about agriculture. Christian works closely with the rest of the GSC staff analyzing USDA reports and taking orders on futures and options.