PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Lucas graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He started his career in the manufacturing industry with Cargill, working at a pork processing facility in Iowa. There he split time between operations and maintenance teams learning the ins and outs of the business before ultimately taking over as the Cargill project engineer on a $35 million investment aimed at growing the facility’s production capacity.
Lucas would go on to join Cargill Protein’s corporate engineering team as a build project manager and oversee an additional $250 million of spend over 4 years, across two major business expansions in Nebraska and Tennessee.
Lucas brings a unique perspective to the company through his experience acting as the owner representative for the design and construction of business growth driven projects. Lucas resides in Nashville, Tennessee.