People: Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Stroburg

64 2011 Chairman of the Board

Daniel Oh

50 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Chad Stone

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Chairman of Iowa Biodiesel

Gary Haer

61 2011 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Brad Albin

52 2011 Vice President - Manufacturing

David Elsenbast

53 2011 Vice President - Supply Chain Management

Michael Jackson

60 2014 Lead Independent Director

Theodore Crosbie

64 2015 Director

Peter Harding

62 2014 Director

Delbert Christensen

65 2006 Independent Director

Randolph Howard

64 2007 Independent Director

Michael Scharf

67 2012 Independent Director

Christopher Sorrells

46 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Stroburg

Mr. Jeffrey Stroburg is the 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 is 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 director on Petrotec AG's supervisory board. Mr. Oh’s employment agreement with us provides that he will serve as a director.

Chad Stone

Mr. Chad Stone is 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 worked at Arthur Andersen from July 1992 to August 1997, departing as a manager. Mr. Stone has served on executive Board of the Iowa Biodiesel Board since 2011 and was named chair in September 2014. Mr. Stone has over 20 years of experience in leading financial reporting, strategy, policy and compliance. 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 is 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 biomass-based diesel sales in the United States. Mr. Haer has over 15 years of experience in the biomass-based diesel industry. Mr. Haer currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Biodiesel Board’s Governing Board as Past Chairman and has been elected to various officer positions during his tenure from 1998 to 2014. 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 is Vice President - Manufacturing of Renewable Energy Group IncMr. 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 that served the automotive and global appliance industries. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Albin was the Vice President of Operations for Griffin Industries. Mr. Albin has over 25 years of experience in executive operations positions in multi-feedstock biomass-based diesel, 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 serves on the board of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and was the President in 2012, as well as, Vice President in 2011. Mr. Albin serves as a director on Petrotec AG's supervisory board. In November 2014, Mr. Albin completed the Advanced Management Program from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University.

David Elsenbast

Mr. David Elsenbast is 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 30 years in agricultural business development, supply chain management, operations, and purchasing. He holds a B.S. in agricultural business from Iowa State University. .

Michael Jackson

Mr. Michael A. Jackson is an Lead 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.

Theodore Crosbie

Dr. Theodore M. Crosbie, Ph.D., is the Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., Most recently, Crosbie was the research and development lead for the Integrated Farming Systems platform for Monsanto from 2010 until his retirement in March 2014. In January 2002, Crosbie was named a Distinguished Fellow in Science in recognition of his broad strategic impact in Monsanto through scientific leadership. He was a member of the Monsanto Advisory Committee, the Technology Leadership Team, and the Global Strategy Group Leadership team. Crosbie joined Monsanto in 1996 and served in various roles, including Vice President of Global Plant Breeding and Director of Global Wheat Breeding. Prior to joining Monsanto, Crosbie was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ICI Seeds, USA from 1990 to 1995 after spending most of his career in plant breeding research as a graduate faculty member of Iowa State University's Agronomy Department. In 2013, Governor Branstad and the Iowa Innovation Corporation recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to economic development in the State of Iowa.

Peter Harding

Mr. Peter J. M. Harding is the Director of Renewable Energy Group Inc., since December 2014. Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Westway Group, Inc. (“Westway”), a liquid storage and liquid animal feed business, from May 2009 until his retirement in June 2010. Prior to joining Westway, Mr. Harding served in various roles at ED&F Man, including as member of the board of directors and as Managing Director, molasses and palm oil trading, feed products, third party storage and biofuels division. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Westway Holdings Corporation from 1997 to 2006. Concurrent with his service as Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of Westway Terminal Company, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Harding was Chief Executive Officer of ED&F Man’s North American Cocoa Processing Group and prior to that was Chief Executive Officer of Savannah Cocoa, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Harding served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Refined Sugars, Inc. from 1985 to 1989. Additionally, Mr. Harding owned and managed an asset management firm and commodity fund during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Delbert Christensen

Mr. Delbert Christensen is 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 is 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 Scharf

Mr. Michael M. Scharf is 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 is 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

1,371,580

Chad Stone

651,284

Gary Haer

631,229

Brad Albin

646,667

David Elsenbast

545,559

Michael Jackson

--

Theodore Crosbie

--

Peter Harding

--

Delbert Christensen

--

Randolph Howard

--

Michael Scharf

--

Christopher Sorrells

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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