The Management Team of Green Plains has over 120-years of diversified business experience. Each member is committed to building long-term shareholder value.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Todd Becker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2009 and was appointed as a director in March 2009. Mr. Becker served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 to December 2008.
Chief Financial Officer
Patrich Simpkins has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2019. Mr. Simpkins previously served as Chief Development Officer from October 2014 until May 2019, also previously serving as Chief Risk Officer from October 2014 through August 2016. Prior to joining Green Plains in May 2012 as
Chief Accounting Officer
Paul Kolomaya has served as Chief Accounting Officer since May 2019. Mr. Kolomaya previously served as Executive Vice President – Commodity Finance from February 2012 to May 2019. Prior to joining Green Plains in August 2008 as Vice President – Commodity Finance, Mr.
Chief Legal and Administration Officer
Michelle Mapes assumed the role of Chief Legal and Administration officer in January of 2018, responsible for all legal affairs, compliance and regulatory matters, board liaison and corporate secretary duties, insurance, government relations, organizational development and strategic
Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations
Walter Cronin became the Company’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations in August 2015. Before that, he joined Green Plains Asset Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Plains, as Chief Investment Officer in November 2011. Mr.
Executive Vice President, Cattle
Joel Jarnagin assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Green Plains Cattle Company in August of 2018, he is responsible for the cattle platform’s operations and strategy. Mr. Jarnagin most recently served as Vice President of Green Plains Cattle Company from October of 2015 to August of 2018.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Mark Hudak was named Executive Vice President – Human Resources in November 2013 after joining the Company in January 2013 as its Vice President – Human Resources. Mr. Hudak has extensive experience in human resource management, organizational development, employee relations, employee benefits and
Executive Vice President, Natural Gas
Michael Metzler has served as Executive Vice President – Natural Gas and Power since November 2015. Prior to joining Green Plains in May 2013 as Senior Vice President and General Manager – Natural Gas and Power, Mr. Metzler was Senior Vice President of Origination and Trading for Tenaska Marketing
Executive Vice President of Ethanol Trading
Tony Vojslavek became the Company’s Executive Vice President of Ethanol Trading in August 2018. Mr. Vojslavek previously served as Executive Vice President of Risk Management from August 2016 to August of 2018. Before that, he served as Chief Risk Officer for Gavilon. Mr.