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Ethanol for All

August 29, 2016


Chris Manns of PTI Securities & Futures is in-studio for ‘Ag Mondays’. Tom Marquis, VP and Director of Marketing at Marquis Energy, talks about his company’s growth in the industry and what it takes to ship ethanol globally. Then, Christine ‘Chris’ Pentice, Journalist at Reuters focusing on the sugar and bio-fuels industries, takes a look at the overall ethanol landscape along with corn-based ethanol versus sugar-based. Finally, David Andalman of DACS Research discusses the Colin Kaepernick situation before taking a look at the markets. 

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Chris Manns

Christopher Manns manages PTI Securities & Futures’ global commodities area and is a research analyst. He devotes much of his time to monitoring and analyzing the latest international commodities reports and financial research. This allows him to keep the firm’s management well informed so that they can, in turn, apprise their clients on pertinent information. Christopher has more than 18 years of securities and financial services experience. Prior to joining PTI Securities, he was a floor broker for AE Staley at the Chicago Board of Trade, and worked for the grain division of Rodman & Renshaw. He has authored many commodities articles and training materials, and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Christopher lives with his wife in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more.

Tom Marquis

Tom Marquis is a member of the board of managers of Marquis Energy and is our Director of Marketing and Vice President. In addition to co-founding Marquis Energy, Mr. Marquis co-founded Marquis Management and certain other affiliated Marquis entities, which serve an important role in the ethanol production process at our facility. Mr. Marquis has founded and led 10 businesses over 36 years across various ethanol-related sectors such as grain procurement, risk management, logistics, trucking, rail, barge, construction, agriculture, project financing and energy. Mr. Marquis has previously worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Marquis holds a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Chris Prentice

Christine “Chris” Prentice is a reporter at Reuters specializing in soft commodities and bio-fuels. Her work has been featured on CNBC, Yahoo, the Chicago Tribune and more.

David Andalman

Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures

David Andalman joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Monday and Wednesday morning. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University. David traded for a year at the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange before starting the DACS Research Newsletters on commodity futures, which were the first all-technical research newsletters at the CME. Currently, he has been a senior wealth manager and portfolio strategist for over 23 years. He holds registrations in Series 3, 4 (Options Principal), 7, 55, 63 and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. Read more.

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