aventine renewable energy ho (AVRW) Key Developments
Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. - M&A Call
Dec 31 14
To discuss definitive merger agreement under which Pacific Ethanol will acquire all of Aventine's outstanding shares in a stock-for-stock merger transaction
Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc Names Alex Toro as Director of Engineering
Dec 16 14
Alex Toro named as director of engineering for Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., to lead the engineering departments of the company's four ethanol plants. These include a 100-million-gallon wet mill and a 60-million-gallon dry mill in Pekin, Illinois. In Aurora, Nebraska, Aventine operates a 110-million-gallon dry mill and a 45-million-gallon dry mill. Toro serves as a companywide technical resource in all aspects of operations, project engineering, capital investment, environmental compliance, process improvements and expansion projects. Most recently as director of process engineering for Solazyme Inc. from 2011 to 2014, his work included serving as the project engineer responsible for engineering, process and construction of a 100,000-million-ton tailored-oils facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. Promotes Brian Steenhard to Chief Financial Officer
Jun 12 14
Brian Steenhard was recently promoted to chief financial officer of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. Steenhard joined the company in January 2013 with responsibility for financial reporting, budget and forecast modeling, strategic turnaround business initiatives, and providing commodity-hedging strategies for risk management. He began his professional career in 1999 as an audit associate with Arthur Andersen in Minneapolis, working with clients in industries including energy trading, public gas and electric utilities, transportation, manufacturing and not-for-profits.