Mark Beemer Promoted to CEO of Aventine Renewable Energy

  Mark Beemer Promoted to CEO of Aventine Renewable Energy

Business Wire

PEKIN, Ill. -- June 5, 2014

Mark Beemer was recently promoted to president and CEO of Aventine Renewable
Energy Holdings Inc., Pekin, Illinois. He joined the company as acting
president in 2012, with responsibilities encompassing corporate turnaround and
leadership, strategic planning, capital expenditures, and implementing revenue
initiatives through commodity risk management and disciplined financial
management.

Mark Beemer has been promoted to president and CEO of Aventine Renewable
Energy Holdings Inc., Pekin ...

Mark Beemer has been promoted to president and CEO of Aventine Renewable
Energy Holdings Inc., Pekin, Illinois. (Photo: Business Wire)

Aventine is a $600 million company currently operating the 160-million-gallon
wet mill and dry mill plants in Pekin and the Vogelbusch 45-million-gallon
Nebraska Energy LLC plant and the 110-million-gallon Aventine Aurora West
Delta T plant in Aurora, Nebraska.

A 25-year veteran of the grain and agriculture processing industry, Beemer has
built a reputation and track record as a turnaround manager and C-suite
business consultant. Recently he has consulted extensively with AlixPartners
on the VeraSun bankruptcy and international ventures.

Beemer launched his career in commodity trading as a Chicago Board of Trade
runner while earning his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Purdue
University with continued graduate work at the University of Chicago. In 1988
he joined Louis Dreyfus Corp., Wilton, Connecticut, and through that company’s
1993 joint venture moved to Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Illinois, as
manager of corn and soybean merchandising.

During 13 years with ADM Beemer assumed key management roles, including
serving as assistant vice president of corporate transportation and vice
president of strategic planning, transportation and operations for ADM’s joint
venture with Farmland’s grain division.

Beemer joined Penford Products Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2005 as vice
president of commodities. In 2006 he founded Alternative Energy Sources Inc.,
completing development of two 100-million-gallon ethanol plant sites.

In 2010 he was chief commercial officer of Osage Bio Energy, Richmond,
Virginia, and served on the board of Hawkeye Renewables, Ames, Iowa. He was
president of ethanol at R3 Fusion, Albany, New York (2011-12).

About Aventine

Aventine Renewable Energy, Pekin, Illinois, is a leading producer and marketer
of industrial and fuel ethanol and related byproducts, bioproducts and
coproducts, including corn gluten feed and meal, corn germ, condensed corn
distillers solubles, dried distillers grain with solubles and wet distillers
grain with solubles, corn oils and yeast.

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Contact:

Aventine Renewable Energy
Susan Pepperdine, 913-262-7414
Public Relations
susan@pepperdinepr.com
or
Mark Beemer, 309-347-9219
President
Mark.Beemer@aventinerei.com
 
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