RICHARD L. BURKHALTER

 Precident
 Covenant Engineering Services, Inc.
 Chesterton, Indiana

 BS ChE 1967, University of Missouri-Rolla
 Graduate Studies in Business, Regent University
 US Army War College

Richard began his career with A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company as a process engineer where his responsibilities were process studies in both corn and soybean operations.  His career then progressed through more than 20 years in engineering and production management for several major corporations.  He then entered the consulting engineering field with a Chicago based firm.  In 1995, he founded Covenant Engineering Services, Inc. where he currently serves as president/CEO.  His special field of experiences are: project engineering and project management, engineering management; process and plant design for lube oil blending and lubricating grease compounding; asphalt blending and shipping; vegetable oil, fat, and fatty acid processing, corn wet milling and syrup conversions; grain handling and processing.

Richard is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.  He has authored and presented five technical papers at the annual NGLI (National Lubricating Grease Institute) conference, all of which were published in the NLGI Spokesman.  He is a member of NLGI and serves on the Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  He served more than 27 years in the US Army/US Army Reserves/IL ARNG and retired at the rank of Colonel. Richard and his wife Margaret reside in Porter, Indiana.  Richard was inducted into the Academy in 2009.