Renewable Energy Group hires Bealmear as CFO
Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced April 15 that the company has hired R. Craig Bealmear as chief financial officer, effective April 19.
Bealmear brings extensive experience from the oil and gas industry, having spent more than 28 years in a variety of finance, strategy and commercial leadership roles across the U.S. and U.K. His most recent role was chief financial officer for North American fuels at BP.
“We are delighted to have Craig join REG,” said Cynthia “CJ” Warner, president and CEO. “His extensive background in oil and gas and the downstream fuel industry is a natural fit with our business activities and strategy. Craig will come into REG to lead our finance function at a very important time for REG, as we continue to seek to expand our global footprint through a number of significant growth opportunities.”
As a member of the senior leadership team, Bealmear will lead all financial activities, including accounting, financial planning, IT, tax, compliance, internal audit, treasury and investor relations.
“I am excited for the opportunity to join the REG team and be part of our mission to bring high-quality, low-carbon fuels to our customers and value to our investors,” Bealmear said.
Bealmear holds an MBA degree in finance from The Wharton School: University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. He serves on the board of the Bellarmine University Rubel School of Business Executive Committee and served on the Limitless Task Force for the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
Todd Robinson, currently interim CFO, is appointed deputy CFO effective April 19 and will retain his roles as treasurer and vice president of investor relations. Robinson has made significant contributions in his brief tenure as interim CFO, including leading REG’s recent successful equity raise.
“Todd’s considerable experience and strength in this critical area of REG’s business is a tremendous asset to the company, and I look forward to his ongoing contributions in this elevated role,” Warner said.