Item 5.02. resignations of directors or certain officers; election of directors; appointment of certain officers; Compensation scheme for certain senior executives.
(b) Green Plains Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that Mr. George P. (Patrich) Simpkins moved to Chief Transformation Officer for Green Plains Inc.by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Green Plains Partners LP
(“Green Plains Partner“) Effective October 1, 2022.
(c) Mr James Stark is appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Green Plains Partner Effective October 1, 2022. Mr Stark returned to Green Plains January 2022 after serving as Vice President, Investor Relations at Darling Ingredients Inc. since 2019. Before Mr Stark was Vice President Investor and Media Relations at Green Plains for over 10 years. Mr Stark has more than 30 years of senior management experience in corporate communications, finance and logistics management. Mr Stark holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Texas.
Mr Stark has no family ties to any current director or officer of the Company and there are no transactions or proposed transactions in which the Company is or is intended to be involved Mr Stark
has or will have a material interest subject to disclosure under Article 404(a) of Regulation SK. Mr. Stark was not chosen to be successful Mr. Simpsons as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer pursuant to an arrangement or arrangement with another person.
The company also announced this Mr. Simpsons is now the company’s Chief Transformation Officer October 1, 2022. Mr. Simpsons latterly served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Green Plains Partnera position he has held ever since May 2019. Before, Mr. Simpsons served the company since 2014 as Chief Development Officer and its Chief Risk Officer out October 2014 through August 2016. Before he came to Green Plains May 2012 as Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasurer, Mr. Simpsons was managing partner GPS Capital Partners, LLCa capital advisory firm serving global energy and commodities clients and has held other senior management positions at various companies including TXU CorporationDuke Energy and Louis Dreyfus Energy. Mr. Simpsons holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Marketing from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Simpsons has no family ties to any current director or officer of the Company and there are no transactions or proposed transactions in which the Company is or is intended to be involved Mr. Simpsons has or will have a material interest subject to disclosure under Article 404(a) of Regulation SK. Mr. Simpkins was not elected Chief Transformation Officer by virtue of any arrangement or arrangement with anyone else.
Item 7.01. Disclosure of Regulation FD.
On 09/22/2022the Company issued a press release announcing this transition, which is included as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial statements and appendices.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are deposited as part of this report.
Exhibit No. Description of Exhibit
99 .1 Press Release, dated September 22, 2022
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
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