White Energy Appoints New CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

— White Energy of Plano, Texas has appointed Brian Steenhard as Chief Financial Officer, joining Greg Thompson, who became CEO of White Energy in September.

“Brian will be a tremendous asset to White Energy. He has a strong track record of successfully increasing revenues and generating value for ethanol and energy companies,” Thompson said.

Steenhard has extensive experience in the renewable energy industry. He previously served as CFO of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc., where he implemented a turnaround strategy that generated more than $200 million of equity value for Aventine’s shareholders. His work included securing capital to modernize the company’s ethanol facilities and generate new product lines with enhanced revenue streams.

Steenhard also served as a vice president of Hawkeye Energy Holdings, a large privately-held ethanol company, where he helped grow top-line revenues from $400 million to $1 billion.

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