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HighQuest Partners Announces Subsidiary Executive Appointment (3.31.2009)

HighQuest Partners Announces Subsidiary Executive Appointment

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- March 31, 2009 -- Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, announced today that Mark Dineen has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for overseeing the marketing of Soyatech’s events, sponsorships and exhibitions. In addition, he will further develop advertising and marketing opportunities in Soyatech’s publications including the Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the leading source of information on oilseed and agribusiness companies and products.
 “We are pleased to welcome Mark as a member of Soyatech’s executive team. His experience and expertise in events management and marketing will add a valuable dimension to our organization at a time when our business continues to undergo significant growth both domestically and abroad,” said Chris Erickson, CEO of Soyatech.

Dineen brings to his new position more than two decades of senior level experience in event management, sales, marketing and operations with some of the leading firms in the field. Prior to joining Soyatech, he was Managing Director of WCD Expo Inc., where he oversaw all aspects of the business including marketing, operations, sales and relationship building with key stakeholders. Previously, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Director for HA Bruno LLC; Managing Director/VP ICT Group of Hannover Fairs/CeBIT; and Group Operations Director and General Manager, International, of Miller Freeman/CMP Inc.

He has been consistently recognized as a leader in convention management, receiving the Expo Group Director of the Year Award in 2003 from the EXPO Group, a leading industry association, among other commendations. Dineen, who will work from his base in Huntington, New York, earned a B.S. degree in Marketing from Fairfield University.

About Soyatech, LLC

Soyatech (
www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing, and event company that assists food, oilseed, agri-business, and agri-transportation sector firms to assess and develop market opportunities through its publications, conferences, webinars, and widely used internet platform. Founded in 1985, the company publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the industry’s leading source of information on oilseed and agribusiness companies and products, an industry-focused email newsletter (in daily and weekly editions), and Soyatech.com, the award-winning business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech’s information services are referred to by tens of thousands of the world’s leading commodity, food and biofuels companies in over 100 countries every week. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

About HighQuest Partners LLC
HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) is a management consulting and strategic advisory firm that helps executive teams around the world to make better informed decisions about their strategies, investments/m&a, and governance. Since 1992, HighQuest and its subsidiary SJH & Company have completed over 500 strategic assignments for strategic players and financial investors & their portfolio companies in the global grain, oilseed, food, agribusiness, biofuels, industrial, & financial services sectors.

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