• Address: 60502 Glacier Road | Atlantic, IA 50022
  • Phone: 712-790-0767


Nick BowdishNick Bowdish, President and CEO

Nick Bowdish is responsible for the overall management of Elite Octane and has a track record of executing the tasks needed to meet the strategic goals and objectives of operating a dry mill ethanol plant.  Mr. Bowdish currently provides these services as President of N Bowdish Company, formed in 2013 to provide project development and management services to the grain and ethanol industries.  In addition to Elite Octane, N Bowdish Company provides services consistent with the role of President/CEO to Siouxland Ethanol, LLC located in Jackson, Nebraska.

From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Bowdish was General Manager of Platinum Ethanol, LLC located in Arthur, Iowa where he was the sole manager of Platinum’s commodity margin and risk management strategy.

From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Bowdish was a project developer at Fagen, Inc. located in Granite Falls, Minnesota where he served the ethanol, wind, and industrial process industries.

Mr. Bowdish is a Director on the Board of Badger State Ethanol located in Monroe, Wisconsin, a Director on the Board of Homeland Energy Solutions located in Lawler, Iowa, and a Director on the Board of New Hope Village, an organization that cares for persons with disabilities located in Carroll, Iowa.

Mr. Bowdish graduated from The University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business Management.


Mike MessingMike Messing, Plant Manager

Mike Messing is responsible for the plant operations of Elite Octane and has a history of training, building, and leading some of the strongest teams of people working in the dry mill ethanol industry.  Mr. Messing is currently onsite in Atlantic and is managing numerous contractors that are each contributing to the construction of the facility.   

From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Messing worked in Operations for N Bowdish Company where he was the lead individual on plant optimization efforts across the dry mill ethanol industry as well as assisting in project development.

From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Messing served as Production/Plant Manager of Platinum Ethanol located in Arthur, Iowa where he was responsible for a team of over forty people that operated an efficient and large dry mill ethanol plant.

From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Messing served as a start-up technician at Fagen, Inc. in Granite Falls, MN where he was responsible for commissioning more than 40 plants constructed by the Design-Builder.

Mr. Messing grew up near Central City, Nebraska, served in the United States Marines Corp, and is an avid Huskers fan.


Adam StampAdam Stamp, Commodity Manager

Adam Stamp is responsible for overseeing the corn procurement, ethanol and distiller’s grains sales, and corn oil sales strategies at Elite Octane and has an extensive background in the grain and feed industry.

From 2014 until 2017, Mr. Stamp worked in the grain division at JD Heiskell, trading both UP and BN corn shuttles to various customers in the western United States.

From 2007 until 2014, Mr. Stamp worked in the proteins division at JD Heiskell, trading all of the rail dried distiller’s grains for the western US feed company.

From 2001 until 2007, Mr. Stamp worked as a grain elevator manager with Archer Daniels Midland, spending from 2002 until 2007 working in management at ADM’s grain elevator in Atlantic, IA.

Mr. Stamp grew up on the family farm in nearby Walnut, IA and graduated in 2001 from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.