About Us

About Us

About Natural Soda

Natural Soda produces pure, natural sodium bicarbonate from its extensive nahcolite leases which cover more than 9,400 acres at our processing facility located in the Piceance Creek Basin in Colorado. The Piceance Creek Basin contains North America’s only known significant deposit of nahcolite and Natural Soda is currently the only company taking advantage of this world class resource. For customers and distributors, this means our recovered nahcolite guarantees you a pure and reliable source of natural sodium bicarbonate.

Natural Soda, with our access to this world-class natural resource, is a major producer of sodium bicarbonate products to the food, pharmaceutical, industrial and animal feed markets. Natural Soda produces pure, high quality sodium bicarbonate while ensuring the health and safety of our workforce and the protection of the environment.

The Natural Soda plant in Rifle, Colorado.

Our Management Team

President

KIRK DAEHLING

Kirk has served as President of Natural Soda LLC since February 2019 and is responsible for all facets of Natural Soda’s Manufacturing, Financial, and Commercial operations. He joined Natural Soda as General Manager, Operations in January 2014.
In total, Kirk has over 30 years of Engineering and Plant Management experience at seven different manufacturing facilities across the United States serving customers in diverse markets ranging from construction aggregates to automotive sealants to food and pharmaceutical products. He also has project management and startup experience in North and South America.

Kirk is currently a member of the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council and is active in several community organizations in Western Colorado. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

JACKIE DEITER

With over 25 years experience in the automotive, aerospace and chemical industries, Jackie Golding-Deiter is an experienced leader with a proven track record in marketing, business development, planning, strategy, and change management. A solution-oriented leader who has demonstrated success through business transformation and start-ups of growth initiatives for multiple Fortune 200 Companies.

Ms. Golding-Deiter earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and certification in Corrosion Engineering. She is an active member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and serves as a mentor for The Women in Manufacturing Global Intern Program.

Project Director

BOB WARNEKE

Bob Warneke has worked in plant management and engineering positions at various industrial chemicals and minerals manufacturing facilities for the past 40 years. He has managed sodium bicarbonate manufacturing and facility expansions and startups for the past 29 years, involving three different locations with different manufacturing technologies. Bob first served at the current Natural Soda facility from 1993 to 2000 as Plant Manager, when he established the unique Natural Soda start-up operation as a viable industry competitor.

He returned in 2007 as Plant Manager and VP Operations for Natural Soda, serving until 2014 after managing the expansion of the current facility to double that of the original operation. Since 2014, Bob has served as Projects Director for Natural Soda, primarily designing and evaluating future opportunities. Bob earned a B.S. ChE from Montana State University in 1978.

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