Renewable Energy Group, Inc., an advanced biofuel producer, announced that its board of directors has named Cynthia (CJ) Warner to the position of president and chief executive Officer effective Jan. 14, at which time she will also join the board of directors. Randy Howard, who has served as president and chief executive officer since July 2017, will remain on the board and assist in the transition.
“After completing a thorough and deliberate succession planning process, we are pleased to welcome CJ Warner as our new president and CEO,” said Jeff Stroburg, board chairman. “Her background and success, coupled with her passion for developing renewable fuels that transform the transportation fuels market to a cleaner and sustainable future, makes her an exceptional choice to lead REG.”
Warner brings more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, including an extensive background in refining. Most recently she served as executive vice president, operations for Andeavor (formerly Tesoro Corporation), an integrated marketing, logistics and refining company.
“I am delighted and honored to be joining the REG team as president and CEO,” said Warner. “This growing company is well positioned to meet the rising global demand for cleaner, competitive low carbon fuel solutions. I look forward to the exciting future ahead and to leading the team with a continued focus on value creation.”
During the leadership transition, Howard will remain engaged with the business. Upon completion of the transition, Howard will continue to serve on the board in a position he has held since February 2007.