Valenti Promoted to Vice President of Operations of Aventine Renewable Energy

  Valenti Promoted to Vice President of Operations of Aventine Renewable
  Energy

Business Wire

PEKIN, Ill. -- June 19, 2014

John Valenti has been promoted to vice president of operations for Aventine
Renewable Energy Inc. He is responsible for overseeing Aventine’s four ethanol
plants and the development and execution of capital investments.

John Valenti has been promoted to vice president of operations for Aventine
Renewable Energy Inc. (P ...

John Valenti has been promoted to vice president of operations for Aventine
Renewable Energy Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Valenti has 14 years of professional experience in technical and operations
management in the chemical processing, food ingredients, packaged consumer
goods and biofuels industries.

He joined Aventine in 2011 as plant manager of the company’s facility in Mount
Vernon, Indiana. Since March 2013 he had served as plant complex manager of
the Pekin I and II milling facilities in Pekin, Illinois, which produce
industrial and fuel ethanol, feed products and food-grade yeast.

Prior to joining Aventine, Valenti was operations manager for B&G Foods in
Portland, Maine, where he led a continuous improvement project that
transformed the plant’s quality, cost and throughput efficiency, achieving
recognition in Portland as Business of the Year in 2011.

From 2007 until 2010 he served as the corporate engineering manager for
Parallel Environmental Services Corp. in Louisville, Kentucky, where he
managed capital projects, revamped processes and optimized operations, which
resulted in record profits in 2009.

From 2000 until 2007 Valenti held various management and engineering roles
with Tate & Lyle, where he was instrumental in designing systems and controls
to improve safety, reduce cost and increase production.

Valenti is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign with
a bachelor’s degree in food and bioprocess engineering.

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:

For Aventine Renewable Energy Inc.
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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