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Aventine Renewable Energy Names Jeff Ewing Director of Risk Management, Marketing

June 11, 2015
By Business Wire News


Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has appointed Jeff Ewing as director of risk management, marketing for the company’s four ethanol plants, including two in Pekin, Illinois, and two in Aurora, Nebraska.

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Jeff Ewing is director of risk management, marketing for Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. (Business Wi ...

Jeff Ewing is director of risk management, marketing for Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. (Business Wire)

Ewing began his career in commodities in 1980, and has been in the wet milling and ethanol industry as a supply chain manager and director of risk management since 2005.

“Aventine continues to focus on risk management, disciplined hedging and margin management to respond to national and international market conditions,” said Mark Beemer, Aventine president and CEO. “Jeff plays an important role in determining our strategies, using his expertise in technical analysis to forecast trends, budget revenue and expenditure metrics for short- and long-term operating, supply chain and capital commitments.”

Most recently Ewing had been director of trading and hedging with Abengoa Bioenergy in Chesterfield, Missouri, from 2011 to 2015. His prior involvement in the ethanol and wet milling industry also included serving as director of supply chain for Roquette America Inc. in Keokuk, Iowa, from 2006 to 2008, and as director of risk management for Hawkeye Energy in Ames, Iowa, from 2008 to 2011.

Earlier in his career Ewing held positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as senior manager risk and portfolio for Agriliance LLC, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and as a regional manager with Farmland Industries in Kansas City, Missouri. Ewing began his career as a credit officer with Farm Credit Services in DeKalb, Illinois.

Ewing earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s in finance from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

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.

Aventine Renewable Energy Inc.
Susan Pepperdine, 913-262-7414
Public Relations
Mark Beemer, 309-347-9219
President and CEO