Growth Energy makes new appointment to board of directors

US ethanol association Growth Energy has announced the election of Nathan Vander Griend to the organisation’s board of directors.

Vander Griend is president and CEO of ERI Solutions, which provides environmental, health and safety non-destructive testing (NDT), sustainability and risk control solutions to a range of industries, including biofuels.

He also oversees Paragon NDT, a full-service NDT testing and inspection company, manages and serves on the board of ERM SPC, a captive reinsurance company, and serves on the board of Haiti non-profit organisation Mission Haiti.

“We welcome Nathan as the newest member of our board of directors,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “Nathan brings a unique perspective to the table, with years of industry experience and dedication that will prove to be invaluable as we continue to build a brighter future for American biofuels. I look forward to working with Nathan as he joins this esteemed group of leaders for Growth Energy.”

Commenting on his appointment, Vander Griend said: “In the eight years I’ve been a member of Growth Energy, I have seen first-hand the level of commitment, desire, and unwavering determination Growth Energy embodies as it leads this industry into the future. From pushing our industry’s legislative priorities and protecting the RFS [Renewable Fuel Standard] in Congress, to securing market growth through year-round E15 and Prime the Pump, Growth Energy has led the charge. I am proud to be joining the Growth Energy Board and look forward to championing the strategies that create better markets and more opportunities for my customers.”

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