“I would love to be able to, whether it’s our Go Greener initiative, that 10 to 20 percent biodiesel — how we go about that, anything that we glean from the U of M in terms of what we might be able to help direct the industry in a new direction. That’s not something I want to copyright. It’s something I want to be able to share with my peers around the country.
“By the same token, things, new successes or things that they’ve come across that I could benefit from I think that I really want to be able to have that open dialogue and exchange,” says Lamb.
So was facing the adversity of a labor strike, funding crisis, crime and an infrastructure disaster all in his first three years worth it for Lamb? Without a doubt.
“It’s just been a fun three years. We worked through the immediate challenges that first year and then just really focused on what we all wanted to see and that’s a vibrant growing organization. And the last couple of years we couldn’t have been happier.”