Chief Executive Officer
Bill O’Neill joined Bion as its Chief Executive Officer in May 2022. He brings 30 years of experience developing distribution channels for specialty meat products. Throughout his career, he has partnered with leading retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Albertsons-Safeway, Ahold-Delhaize, HEB and Wegmans to create new product solutions for consumers.
President & General Counsel
Mark A. Smith has been President, General Counsel, interim Chief Financial Officer and a director of Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. since late March 2003. Since that time, he has also served as sole director, President and General Counsel of Bion’s wholly-owned subsidiaries including Bion Services Group.
Senior Vice President
Craig Scott has been associated with Bion since 1993. As Director of Communications, he is responsible for a wide range of duties, including public relations, social media communications and web presence; shareholder and broker communications, and business intelligence. He is also involved in business development and corporate and project finance. Craig studied business and communications at Montana State and Denver-Metro Universities.
Jeremy Rowland joined Bion in 2006. He is responsible for a wide range of policy, regulatory, and academic issues related to Bion’s business and product opportunties. Prior to joining Bion, he worked for URS Corporation, a major national engineering and consulting firm, for 16 years, where he developed and lead URS’s efforts in the renewable energy marketplace. Mr. Rowland earned his MS in Environmental Science in 1987 from Southern Illinois University, School of Agriculture Science.
Chief Technology Officer
Steve Pagano joined Bion in 1993 as its operations engineer. Since then, he has been involved in or led all three generations of Bion’s technology R&D and system development, from engineering and oversight to construction, startup, and operations. Mr. Pagano received his M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Florida in 1991. Before joining Bion, he was a Materials Engineer with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center.