The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced the officers and Board of Directors who will lead the association and the ethanol industry in 2010 during its annual meeting last week in Washington, DC.
Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President of Abengoa Bioenergy, was reelected Chairman of the Board for a third term. Chris was first elected chair in October 2007. Joining Standlee in reelection as an officer is long time RFA member and ethanol industry veteran Nate Kimpel. Kimpel, General Manager of New Energy Corporation in South Bend, Indiana, will continue to serve as RFA Treasurer. Bob Dinneen was also reelected as President of the association, a post he has held since 2001.
Two new officers will join Chris and Nate. Chuck Woodside, Chief Executive Officer of KAAPA Ethanol in Minden, Nebraska, was elected Vice Chairman of the RFA. Dave Nelson, President of Global Ethanol, will fill the role Woodside previously held as Secretary. Global Ethanol operates facilities in Lakota, Iowa and Riga, Michigan.
The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF), the education arm of the RFA, also announced its leadership for 2010. They are Chairman Mike Jerke with Quad County Corn Processors; Vice Chairman Bob Sather of Ace Ethanol; Treasurer Mick Henderson o9f Commonwealth Agri-Energy; and Secretary Steve Gardner with East Kansas Agri-Energy.