Genera Energy Promotes Keith Brazzell to COO Position
Biomass and Biofuels Industry Leader to Guide Implementation of Company Innovations
Vonore, TN (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply advancements, has announced the appointment of Keith Brazzell to the position of chief operating officer.
Brazzell previously served as Genera’s vice president of operations and technology and brings strong management and operational experience to Genera’s team. In his new role, Brazzell will be instrumental in ramping up operational capability, positioning Genera to continue to improve and expand the systems, processes, and resource base required to create a complete and fully-integrated biomass system with the goal of delivering every possible link in the supply chain.
“Biomass feedstock supply as a commercial business is a young industry today,” said Brazzell. “I’m looking forward to integrating the impressive strengths of this team with the skills that I have been blessed with to continue building a solid business operations platform for Genera – one that can be agile as the industry grows.”
Brazzell, who has more than 25 years’ experience in food and industrial chemical processing, was instrumental in the design, construction, start-up, and operation of the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol biorefinery in Vonore, Tenn., serving as plant manager. Previously, he had full P&L and operations responsibility for multiple plant sites throughout the U.S. and new biotech product developments for Tate & Lyle. His plant manager responsibility in Loudon, Tenn. also included a DuPont biotech joint venture.
Brazzell has a BS in chemical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
“Working with Keith over the last year and a half, it is evident that he possesses abilities beyond the scope of his position that will directly benefit Genera as we move forward into uncharted territory,” said Dr. Kelly Tiller, president and CEO of Genera. “With Keith overseeing day-to-day operations and development of operating systems, it will allow me to focus on implementing our strategic vision as opportunities are presented to us at an increasingly rapid pace.”
A recent winner of the prestigious 2013 Sustainable Biofuels Award for Sustainable Feedstock Innovation, Genera Energy Inc. works with customers ranging from established oil and chemical industry leaders developing next generation biofuels or bioproducts projects to niche project and/or technology developers. Genera provides robust, economical supply chains for the entire industry.
About Genera Energy, Inc.
Genera Energy Inc. supplies biomass feedstocks for the advanced biofuels, biopower, and biochemical industries. The company works with customers ranging from established oil and chemical industry leaders developing next generation biofuels or bioproducts projects to niche project and/or technology developers. Genera works with its customers to meet their feedstock needs, ranging from full service, turnkey supply chains to managing the biomass supply chain as a service. Based in Vonore, Tenn., Genera is the exclusive operator of the Biomass Innovation Park Research Development and Demonstration campus where it conducts industry leading research and development in the areas of biomass supply chain improvement, biomass handling and logistics, storage, pre-processing systems, and integrated biorefinery project development. For more information, visit http://www.generaenergy.com.
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