People: Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI.O)

REGI.O on Nasdaq

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28 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Stroburg

63 2011 Chairman of the Board

Daniel Oh

48 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Chad Stone

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Chairman of Iowa Biodiesel

Gary Haer

60 2011 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Brad Albin

51 2011 Vice President - Manufacturing

David Elsenbast

52 2011 Vice President - Supply Chain Management

Delbert Christensen

65 2006 Independent Director

Randolph Howard

63 2007 Independent Director

Michael Jackson

59 2006 Independent Director

Michael Scharf

66 2012 Independent Director

Christopher Sorrells

45 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Stroburg

Mr. Jeffrey Stroburg serves as Chairman of the Board of Renewable Energy Group Inc. Mr. Stroburg served as our Chief Executive Officer from June 2006 to September 2011. Mr. Stroburg concurrently serves as Chief Executive Officer of West Central, a position he has held since October 1999. He has also held the position of President of West Central since July 2003. Prior to joining West Central, Mr. Stroburg was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern Ag Region of Land O’ Lakes, an agricultural cooperative, from 1998 to 1999. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Stroburg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Countrymark Cooperative, a refiner and distributor of diesel, gasoline and other petroleum products. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Stroburg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative and held positions within the Missouri Farmers Association. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Stroburg also served as a director for A.C. Toepfer International, a Hamburg, Germany trading company for agricultural products, and as a director for CF Industries, a fertilizer manufacturing company. Mr. Stroburg served on the board of directors for the Associated Benefits Corporation and the Cooperative Business International. Currently, Mr. Stroburg serves on the board of directors for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the Biosciences Alliance of Iowa and the Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research Industry/Stakeholder Advisory Board. Mr. Stroburg holds a B.S. from Iowa State University. Mr. Stroburg was nominated as a director by West Central.

Daniel Oh

Mr. Daniel J. Oh serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc. Mr. Oh served as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2007 to September 2011, our Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from June 2006 to June 2007 and as Secretary from August 2006 until March 2009. From May 2004 to May 2006, Mr. Oh served at Agri Business Group, Inc., or ABG, an agribusiness management consulting firm, including as Associate Director, Director and Vice President. Prior to joining ABG, Mr. Oh served in several different positions, including Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Team Member and Manager, in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking area of the Corporate Strategy and Business Development Group at Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company, from August 2001 to May 2004. From 2000 to August 2001, Mr. Oh served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a leading consulting firm, where he focused on the pharmaceutical industry. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Oh served as an officer in the United States Army, earning the rank of Major. Mr. Oh holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago with concentrations in finance, accounting and strategic management, as well as a B.S. with a concentration in economics from the United States Military Academy. Mr. Oh serves as a director for the Ames Economic Development Commission. Mr. Oh’s employment agreement with us provides that he will serve as a director.

Chad Stone

Mr. Chad Stone serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Chairman of Iowa Biodiesel of Renewable Energy Group, Inc., September 11, 2014. Prior to joining us, he was a Director at Protiviti Inc., a global business consulting and internal audit firm, from October 2007 to May 2009. From August 1997 to September 2007, Mr. Stone served as Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a manager at Arthur Andersen from July 1992 to August 1997. He has been an executive Board Member of the Iowa Biodiesel Board since 2011. Mr. Stone holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance, economics and accounting from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Iowa. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Gary Haer

Mr. Gary Haer serves as Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Renewable Energy Group Inc. From October 1998 to August 2006, Mr. Haer served as the National Sales and Marketing Manager for biodiesel for West Central and was responsible for developing the marketing and distribution infrastructure for biodiesel sales in the United States. Mr. Haer has over 16 years of experience in the biodiesel industry. Mr. Haer is currently Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board’s Governing Board and has been elected to various officer positions during his tenure from 1998 to 2011. Mr. Haer holds a M.B.A. from Baker University and a B.S. in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University.

Brad Albin

Mr. Brad Albin serves as Vice President - Manufacturing of Renewable Energy Group Inc. Mr. Albin also served as Vice President of Construction Services from April 2007 through February 2008Mr. Albin also served as Vice President of Construction Services from April 2007 through February 2008. From September 2006 through April 2007, Mr. Albin served as Director, Construction. Prior to joining us, Mr. Albin served as General Manager for West Central, one of our predecessors from July 2006 through September 2006. From November 2002 to January 2006, Mr. Albin served as Executive Director of Operations for Material Sciences Corporation, where he directed multi-plant operations for automotive and global appliance industries. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Albin was the Vice President of Operations for Griffin Industries. Mr. Albin has over 23 years of experience in executive operations positions in multi-feedstock biodiesel, chemical, food and automotive supplier companies, such as The Monsanto Company, The NutraSweet Company and Griffin Industries. Mr. Albin was a charter member of the National Biodiesel Accreditation Committee. Mr. Albin is currently the Past-President of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and was the President in 2012, as well as, Vice President in 2011. Mr. Albin holds a B.S. in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University.

David Elsenbast

Mr. David Elsenbast serves as Vice President - Supply Chain Management of Renewable Energy Group Inc. From August 2006 to April 2009, Mr. Elsenbast served as our Vice President, Procurement. Prior to joining us, Mr. Elsenbast served in the same role for West Central, since April 2006. Mr. Elsenbast has also served on the Board of the American Fats and Oils Association since October 2009. From 1990 to March 2006, Mr. Elsenbast served in various roles for Milk Specialties Company, an animal nutrition company, including Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Operations and Purchasing and General Manager. Mr. Elsenbast has over 28 years in agricultural business development, supply chain management, operations, and purchasing. Mr. Elsenbast holds a B.S. in agricultural business from Iowa State University.

Delbert Christensen

Mr. Delbert Christensen serves as an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., since August 2006. Mr. Christensen has been a director of West Central since 1993. Mr. Christensen was the Chairman of the Board of West Central from June 2010 to June 2012. Since January 2004, he has served as the President of CHMD Pork, a hog producer. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Soybean Association from October 2009 to October 2010 and has been on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Soybean Association since 2003 and is still serving in that capacity. Mr. Christensen serves on the Soybean Promotion and Research Board including on the Audit and Evaluation and New Uses Committees for the United Soybean Board. Mr. Christensen holds a B.S. in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University. Mr. Christensen was nominated as a director by West Central.

Randolph Howard

Mr. Randolph L. Howard serves as an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. From July 2004 to until his retirement in September 2005, Mr. Howard served as the Senior Vice President for the Global Gas Division of Unocal Corporation, an oil company. Prior to that role, Mr. Howard served as Regional Vice President of Unocal’s International Energy Operations — North ASEAN and President with Unocal Thailand from May 1999 to June 2004. Mr. Howard served in various managerial roles at Unocal over 17 years including Vice President, Refining and Vice President, Supply, Trading and Transportation. Mr. Howard participated in the advanced executive program at Northwestern University and holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from University of California Berkeley.

Michael Jackson

Mr. Michael A. Jackson serves as an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., since August 2006. Since September 2011, Mr. Jackson has served as the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Trupointe Cooperative, Inc. Mr. Jackson served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Adayana, Inc., a human capital development and agribusiness management consulting firm, from April 2008 to May 2011 and served as Chief Operating Officer of Adayana, Inc. from February 2006 to April 2008. Mr. Jackson was Chief Executive Officer and President of Agri Business Group, Inc., an agribusiness consulting and training company, which he founded in 1979, until its merger with Adayana, Inc. in October 2005. Mr. Jackson is a member of the board of directors of Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P., a nitrogen fertilizer company. Mr. Jackson holds a B.S. in agricultural economics from Purdue University. Mr. Jackson was nominated as a director by West Central.

Michael Scharf

Mr. Michael M. Scharf serves as an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc. He previously served as a member of the board of directors from August 2006 until December 2009. Mr. Scharf has served as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation since November 2007 and previously served as a director of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Scharf served as Executive Director, Global Financial Services from January 2010 until his retirement in July 2011 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bunge North America, Inc., the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited an agribusiness and food company, from 1989 to 2009, and currently consults for Bunge with respect to global administrative process improvements. Prior to joining Bunge North America, Mr. Scharf served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Peabody Holding Company, Inc. from 1978 to 1989, and as Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1969 to 1978. Mr. Scharf holds a B.S. in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University and is a certified public accountant.

Christopher Sorrells

Mr. Christopher D. Sorrells serves as an Independent Director of Renewable Energy Group, Inc.Mr. Sorrells has worked at NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P., a private equity firm investing in companies that provide products and services to the energy, power and environmental industries, since its formation in September 2005 and currently serves as a Managing Director. From September 2003 to September 2005, Mr. Sorrells worked at Clarity Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Sorrells served as a principal with Banc of America Securities from June 1998 to November 2002 and as an associate with Salomon Smith Barney from August 1996 to June 1998. Mr. Sorrells is a member of the board of directors of GSE Systems, a simulation and training company for the energy and power industries, Living Earth, an organic manufacturing and recycling company, groSolar, an engineering, procurement and construction company focused on solar installations and he is a board observer at Community Energy, a utility scale solar developer. Mr. Sorrells holds an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from Washington and Lee University. Mr. Sorrells was nominated as a director by NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Stroburg

2,966,740

Daniel Oh

1,568,450

Chad Stone

660,071

Gary Haer

653,805

Brad Albin

654,899

David Elsenbast

566,691

Delbert Christensen

--

Randolph Howard

--

Michael Jackson

--

Michael Scharf

--

Christopher Sorrells

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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