Derek Winkel represents REG on the IBB Board of Directors. Currently he serves as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG). In that role, Winkel coordinates the efficient operation of the company’s 12 operating plants by leading a team that monitors plant performance, analyzes data and drives continuous improvement to increase margins and quality. Winkel also oversees several areas that support plant operations, including environmental, health and safety; sustainability; biodiesel process and mechanical engineering; and global manufacturing reliability.
Winkel also serves as the General Manager of REG’s largest biorefinery, REG Grays Harbor.