24.7.2007: Meldung: Ethanex Energy, Inc.: Anthony A. Simpson Vice President, Operations
Monday July 23, 8:30 am ET
BASEHOR, Kan.-- Ethanex Energy, Inc., a renewable energy company whose mission is to become the ethanol industry"s low-cost producer, today announced the appointment of Anthony A. Simpson, as Vice President, Operations.
Mr. Simpson will be responsible for the overall operations of Ethanex Energy"s planned ethanol production facilities. In addition, Mr. Simpson will lead the plant organizational structuring, environmental compliance and community relations.
Mr. Simpson was employed by POET Plant Management for the past nine years as a General Manager of plant operations. Most recently he managed POET Biorefining - Caro (formerly Michigan Ethanol, LLC). During his five year tenure Mr. Simpson was responsible for initial staffing and start-up as well as full operational and P&L responsibility. Mr. Simpson"s plant Organizational Structure became the standard for all subsequent Poet facilities.
Prior to the Caro facility, Mr. Simpson was General Manager of Agra Resources Coop (EXOL), a POET Managed dry mill ethanol plant in Albert Lea, MN. Mr. Simpson successfully expanded the plant"s production capacity by nearly threefold and successfully operated the facility at over 150% of design capacity.
Before joining the ethanol industry, Mr. Simpson spent over six years working for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM - News) as a Grain Merchandiser and Flour Mill Plant Manager, managing ADM"s Minneapolis "A" wheat flour mill in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Millikin University, Decatur, IL and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Mr. Simpson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Renewable Fuels Association, the Dakota Gold Research Association, and the Michigan Agribusiness Association, where he also chairs the Association"s Biofuels Committee. Mr. Simpson is the Vice Board Chair of the Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation and chairs the Entrepreneurship and Revolving Loan Fund Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Caro Development Corporation and is a member of the Caro Rotary Club.
About Ethanex Energy, Inc.
Using advances in process and technology to increase production and reduce energy consumption utilizing renewable energy sources, Ethanex Energy, Inc. is revolutionizing the ethanol industry by using a green process to produce a green product.
Ethanex Energy is a renewable energy company whose mission is to be the lowest cost producer of renewable energy by employing advanced technology in design, construction and operation of ethanol plants.
The company expects to achieve this industry position through the application of next-generation feedstock technologies and use of alternative energy sources. Ethanex Energy is currently developing two ethanol production facilities located in the mid-west, with a combined production capacity of approximately 264 million gallons of ethanol per year. Ethanex Energy is concentrating its geographic focus in areas that allow access to abundant supplies of corn, alternative energy sources, transportation infrastructure and the potential for expedited permitting. Ethanex Energy"s acquisition and brownfield development strategies afford it rapid capacity development with significant operating cost advantages. Ethanex Energy is based in Basehor, Kansas with offices in Santa Rosa, California and Charleston, South Carolina. For more information about Ethanex Energy, visit www.ethanexenergy.com.
Ethanex Energy, Inc.
Leslie Turner, 843-724-1553
Source: Ethanex Energy, Inc.