REG announces new CEO after incentive compliance agreement extended for Emporia plant Featured

Cynthia Warner. Cynthia Warner. Renewable Energy Group photo

The company hoping to finish a biodiesel plant in southeast Emporia over the next five years now has a new leader.

Renewable Energy Group has announced the hire of Cynthia Warner as its Chief Executive Officer. She replaces current President and CEO Randy Howard, who will remain on the company's Board of Directors -- as he has since 2007 -- and will also help in the transition.

REG says Warner brings more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry in a variety of roles, including her most recent role as executive vice president at the marketing, logistics and refining company Andeavor. She also served in an administrative role at Sapphire Energy and BP, and she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for IDEX Corporation and as a member of the National Petroleum Council.

Warner will assume her new role Jan. 14. She will also join the REG Board of Directors.

Just Wednesday, REG secured a five-year extension of an incentive compliance agreement to finish construction of a biodiesel plant. The original agreement between the city and REG was signed in 2007, and construction started on the plant shortly afterward. However, the Great Recession halted the project and constant changes in federal policy, including tax credits, have been mentioned by the company as a reason why the plant has not been finished.

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