Board Committees

Our mission statement:

BenchMark Energy Corporation (OTCPink:BMRK) is the source for glycerin and related refined components, providing value through our industry knowledge.


Board of Directors

Mark Bateman (Chairman of the Board)

Tari Bateman (Board Member)

Ben Yantis (Board Member)

Ben Yantis has owned and operated Yantis Implement for 31 years. Mr. Yantis bought and sold farm equipment from as far as Florida to California and Canada, and he also farmed for 50 years raising corn, beans, cattle and Redenbacher popcorn. Mr. Yantis serves on several boards of his Metea Baptist Church, as well as Tippecanoe Baptist Camp, Purdue’s Baptist Home for Students, the World Missionary Press in New Paris, Indiana. Mr. Yantis was also a director on the board for a local bank. Mr. Yantis is presently serving on the board of directors of Global Outreach International in Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Yantis’ interest in missionary work has taken him on 50 plus short-term mission trips around the world.

Advisory Board

Gerardo Elizondo (Advisory Member)

Gerardo Elizondo is the founder and CEO of CAY ARCOS GROUP, headquartered in Mexico City, which manages various business and research centers. He founded CAY ARCOS in 2000, creating a biofuel plant in Mexico. Mr. Elizondo holds a chemical engineering degree, and has been involved over the last 15 years in research and development of new products, and innovative technologies.

Under his leadership, CAY ARCOS has diversified in many different business areas such as animal feed ingredients, synthetic lubricants, mineral oil lubricants, glycols, biofuels, aluminum, and automotive chemical products. Mr. Elizondo also founded the research lab center, THE CAY ARCOS LAB, which is focused on the research of new developments in the energy sector, pharmaceutical, and consumer products.

The most recent developments under Mr. Gerardo´s direction are the viscosity improvers for mineral oils and the high performance glycols for the antifreeze industry, which are going to be marketed through IBERLUBE as part of the CAY ARCOS GROUP. He currently resides in Monterrey, Mexico.

Reynaldo Gomez Leyja (Advisory Member)

Reynaldo Gomez Leyja is the General Director of La Catalana and Natisa Trading Co, headquartered in Mexico, and is involved in the activities of import, export, and logistical services in Mexico. In the 1990’s, Mr. Gomez Leyja was also the sales manager for both Schneider National Carriers, Inc. and Contract Freighters, Inc., with a trade focus between the Southern United States, and Mexico’s Northern States.

Mr. Gomez Leyja received his Bachelor’s Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, and Master’s Degree in International Business at Universidad de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico.

In his post-graduate studies, Mr. Gomez Leyja also completed ‘The Program for Mexican Entrepreneurs’ and ‘The Program for Corporate Management’, both through the University of Nagoya, Japan. He also completed ‘Top Management Program’ at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresas, which is partnered with The Harvard Business School at the Monterrey Division.


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