Alpena Biorefinery team - First Ethanol load out
Mark Szczepanik - Plant Manager
Mr. Szczepanik has more than 30 years of management experience in engineering, process development, manufacturing, operations and industrial safety management. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a licensed Power Engineer Master Chief. He also holds Six Sigma Greenbelt and Lean Manufacturing certifications. Mr. Szczepanik received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Awards: The plant has been awarded grants from the Michigan Economic Development Commission, and from the Department of Energy. This plant is projected to be operational in the second quarter of 2012.