President and C.E.O.
Zafar Rizvi has been a director of One Earth Energy, LLC, since June of 2007. Mr. Rizvi is President and Chief Operating Officer of REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE:REX). Previously, Mr. Rizvi served as a vice president for REX Stores Corporation, most recently overseeing the Company's alternative energy interests. REX Stores Corporation became REX American Resources Corporation effective June 10, 2010. Mr. Rizvi also serves as the President of Farmers Energy Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of REX. Currently, Mr. Rizvi serves on the board of directors of several ethanol companies. Mr. Rizvi holds a B.A. in Economics from Punjab University in Pakistan, an H.N.D. in Business Studies from City of London Polytechnic in England and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.
Chief Financial Officer
Ben Kurtenbach has been employed by One Earth Energy since April of 2010. He has served as Chief Financial Officer since July of 2022. Prior to this Mr. Kurtenbach was Plant Accountant from 2010 to 2015 and Controller from 2015 to 2022. Prior to joining One Earth Mr. Kurtenbach was also an Accountant for Wend Colorado LLP. Mr. Kurtenbach holds a B.A in Finance from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from The University of Colorado.
Secretary / Treasurer and Director
Jack Murray runs a farming operation in Champaign, Illinois and has done so since May of 1978. He served as board president for Fisher Farmers Grain and Coal, and was on that board for a total of 21 years. Fisher Farmers Grain and Coal merged with Grand Prairie Cooperative to become Premier Cooperative. Mr. Murray now serves as board president for Premier and has served on One Earth Energy's board of directors since its inception.
Tim Hughes has served as the CEO of Premier Cooperative since February 2021. Premier is a leading grain and fuel cooperative in Central Illinois. Prior to accepting the CEO position, Tim spent a total of 14 years as the GM and President of United Prairie. He continues to serve United Prairie as a Director. Additionally, he has held various sales and management positions for United Suppliers, Pioneer Hi-Bred, and Cargill Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science in agronomy from the University of Illinois. Tim has served as a director since March 2021.
We are committed to being an efficient producer of ethanol and distillers' grain, maximizing returns, and enhancing the economic development of American agriculture.
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