Timothy G. Kemper

Timothy G. Kemper

President & CEO, Desmet Ballestra North America, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, USA, the North American regional office of the global Desmet Ballestra Group, 2000-present. Director of Engineering, French Oil Mill Machinery Company, 1993-1999. Product Manager, Solvent Extraction, French Oil Mill Machinery Company, 1988-1992. Project Engineer, French Oil Mill Machinery Company, 1986-1987. Engineering Co-op, French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1982-1985.

Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2001. Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1986.

Industry Activities: |
AOCS Member 1988 – present; AOCS Treasurer, 2008-present; AOCS Governing Board, 2006-present; AOCS Processing Division Board, 1996-2002; AOCS Annual Meeting Session Chair 1996, 1998, 2000; IOMSA Member, 1987-present.

Industry Presentations:
Presenter, Texas A&M short-courses, 1987-present; Presenter AOCS Annual Meetings & Short Courses, 1988 – present; AOCS Outstanding Paper Presentation, 1994, 2000, Presenter AOCS World Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2002; Presenter, SODEOPEC, Ft. Lauderdale, 2005; Presenter LAOCS Short Course, Rosario, Argentina, 2005; Presenter NBB Biodiesel Meeting, 2007; Presenter, Biodiesel Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 2007, Presenter Biodiesel Meeting, Munich Germany, 2009.

Registered professional engineer, Ohio, 1993; primary inventor on six United States patents; Author, Oil Extraction chapter, Bailey’s Industrial Oils & Fat Products, Sixth Edition, 2005.


Desmet Ballestra North America, Inc., 450 Franklin Rd Ste 170, Marietta, Georgia (30067-7737) USA

email: tk@desmetballestra.com