Green Plains names Jeffrey Briggs as new COO

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 6:40 PM

Ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. said Monday that Jeffrey Briggs will take on the position of chief operating officer, which has been held by CEO Todd Becker for the last year.

Jeffrey S. Briggs will be responsible for the Omaha, Neb.-based company's agribusiness and ethanol production as well as other operations.

Briggs spent seven years at Valmont Industries Inc. as president of the coatings division. He also previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Peter Kiewit and Sons.

Green Plains stock lost 34 cents to close at $11.61 in Monday trading.