Neil Koehler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Ethanol, Inc., has over 35 years of experience in ethanol production, marketing, and policy in the United States. He was Co-Founder and General Manager of Parallel Products, California’s first ethanol production company, which he sold in 1998. He also founded Kinergy Marketing, an ethanol sales and distribution firm that was acquired by Pacific Ethanol, Inc. in March 2005. Pacific Ethanol is the world’s sixth largest ethanol production and marketing company, operating nine US ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 605 million gallons per year and annual sales of one billion gallons. Mr. Koehler is a Renewable Fuels Association Board Member, currently serving as its Chairman. Mr. Koehler holds a BA from Pomona College.