Paul Gochenour farms with two sons near Logan, Iowa and operates a dozer and excavator enterprise. Gochenour has been employed as a vibration and infrared analyst since 2001 at Cargill’s biorefinery near Blair, Nebraska. Gochenour has served on several local boards. He currently is Vice President of the Local Society of Maintenance Reliability Professionals. He is an active member of the Logan Christian Church.