Tom Buis is New Growth Energy CEO

Chuck Zimmerman

Growth EnergyGrowth Energy will be holding a press conference this morning.

Growth Energy Co-Chairman General Wesley Clark will announce two new members of the leadership team at Growth Energy on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Clark will name a CEO and a Senior Advisor, both known for their leadership and service, who will help Growth Energy achieve its goals of creating American jobs at home, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and decreasing our dependence on foreign oil through the expanded use of ethanol in our gasoline supply.

Several sources here at the National Ethanol Conference have told us that Tom Buis, President, National Farmers Union, will be announced as the new CEO for Growth Energy. I’ll be on the conference call to confirm this later this morning.

Post Update: This is confirmed now and I’ve recorded this morning’s press conference call that includes remarks from Wesley Clark, Tom Buis and Jim Nussle. You can listen to the press conference here: Growth Energy press conference

Ethanol, Growth Energy