John Ben, Trustee

President, Aqua Ben Corp. and Hydrosorb, inc.™

John Ben is President of Aqua Ben Corp. and Hydrosorb, inc.™. Based in Orange, California, Aqua Ben Corp. has provided the highest quality coagulants, flocculants, dispersants and other specialty chemicals to the water/wastewater treatment industry since 1976. The company’s Hydrosorb, inc. division was launched in 1999 to address the diverse needs of the land-management industry.

John has been a founder and/or major stockholder of five diverse businesses, including a savings and loan, a travel agency and three environmental chemical companies. A born salesman with an extensive background in environmental technologies, he was the first person in California to manufacture polymer for water and wastewater treatment.

John is actively involved in numerous community service and philanthropic endeavors reflecting his concern for quality of life issues and a business friendly environment. He was Founding President of the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce, and also has served as President of the South Orange County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is Founding President of the local branch of the American Heart Association, member of a local Regional Medical Center Foundation board, and President and Treasurer of the Saddleback Community College Foundation Board of Governors.

John joined the UnitedAg Board of Directors in 2002, and the United Agricultural Benefit Trust Board of Trustees in December of that year.

John Ben