Ricelander Spotlight - Mitch Mayville
Meet the people behind the scenes doing great work at Riceland. Our employees are the heart of our organization, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.
When you travel into Stuttgart, Arkansas, one of the first things you see is a skyline view. What most people don’t realize is Riceland’s Soy Division makes up a major part of the skyline view, giving off big city views from miles away. The Soy Division takes soybeans and rice bran from across all Riceland receiving locations to create different products for customers and consumers around the United States.
Stuttgart Soy Division is a unique operation with complicated processes ranging from soybean crushing and hot dehulling to solvent extraction, oil neutralization, bleaching, and deodorization with various steps, equipment, pumps, mixers, and flow agents involved along every step. At the beginning stages of production for either meal or oil, it all starts with processing soybeans. With over twenty plus years in the field and understanding every pump, line, and piece of equipment like the back of his hand there is a man who is an expert in this field and vital to the safe operations and day-to-day success of the division.
At the center of our soy processing plant is our Manager of Soy Processing Operations Mitch Mayville. Mitch has served Riceland for 20 years, and he is one of the most beloved managers within our cooperative.