Management

The Management Team of Green Plains has over 120-years of diversified business experience. Each member is committed to building long-term shareholder value.

Todd Becker Image of Todd Becker

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. He served as Chief Executive Offic...

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John Neppl

Chief Financial Officer

John Neppl has served as Chief Financial Officer since Sept. 2017. Mr. Neppl most recently served as chief financial officer of The Gavillon Group, LLC, an agriculture and energy commodities management firm with an extensive global footprint. Mr. Neppl held senior financial managemen...

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Jeff Briggs Image of Jeff Briggs

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Briggs became the Company's Chief Operating Officer in November 2009 after joining the Company in July 2009. Prior to joining Green Plains, he was Founder and General Partner of Frigate Capital, LLC, a private investment partnership investing in small and mid-sized companies, from Jan...

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Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing

Steve Bleyl joined the Company as Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing in October 2008. Mr. Bleyl served as Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing for VBV LLC from October 2007 to October 2008. From June 2003 until September 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer ...

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Walter Cronin Image of Walter Cronin

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. Cronin served as Executive Vice Pres...

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Mark Hudak Image of Mark Hudak

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 ...

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Paul Kolomaya Image of Paul Kolomaya

Executive Vice President - Commodity Finance

Paul Kolomaya was named Executive Vice President – Commodity Finance in February 2012 after joining the Company in August 2008 as its Vice President – Commodity Finance. Prior to joining Green Plains, Mr. Kolomaya was employed by ConAgra Foods, Inc. from March 1997 to August 2008 i...

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Michelle Mapes Image of Michelle Mapes

Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Michelle Mapes was named Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2009 after joining the Company in September 2009 as its General Counsel. Prior to joining Green Plains, Ms. Mapes was a Partner at Husch Blackwell, LLP, where for three years she focus...

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Patrich Simpkins Image of Patrich Simpkins

Chief Development & Risk Officer

Patrich Simpkins became the Company's Chief Development and Risk Officer after he joined the Company as Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasurer in May 2012. Prior to joining Green Plains, Mr. Simpkins was Managing Partner of GPS Capital Partners, LLC, a capital advisory firm...

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Tony Vojslavek

Executive Vice President of Risk Management

Tony Vojslavek became the Company’s Executive Vice President of Risk Management in August 2016. Before that, he served as Chief Risk Officer for Gavilon. Mr. Vojslavek holds an MBA from Creighton University and received his BS in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

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