Green Plains Renewable Energy names new CEO
Wayne Hoovestol, current chairman and CEO, will remain as chairman. Mr Becker's appointment is consistent with the previously announced transition plan following the closing of the merger with VBV and its subsidiaries. Mr Becker joined Green Plains as president and COO following completion of the VBV merger. He previously served as VBV's CEO and as executive vice president of sales and trading of global ethanol. Mr Becker has more than 20 years of executive experience in agribusiness and renewable energy. Mr Hoovestol said: "Todd is a talented executive with extensive experience running commodity-based businesses. The company has grown tremendously, and Becker has the skill, knowledge and know-how to lead Green Plains in the future."