Vincent Kwasniewski

    • Vincent Kwasniewski's details
      • Studies: Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Director
      • University: GTL Resources
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    As a Vice President for GTL Resources, a corn bio-refiner with facilities in Illinois, Vince is responsible for leading business development activities in bio-refining technology, managing mergers & acquisitions assessments, and overseeing all commodity risk management and commercial activities for GTL. Notable accomplishments include the implementation of a combined heat and power unit that reduces energy costs and lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and the initiation of a technology collaboration with the Itochu Group to demonstrate a novel “next generation” corn dry fractionation and germ wet milling process that produces higher value food and feed co-products. Commercially, Vince manages commodity trading activity in excess of $600 million per year.


    Although immediately prior to his current role, Vince was the General Manager of GTL’s corn bio-refinery, the majority of Vince’s career has been in petrochemicals and oil refining with BP. A chemical engineer with a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. from Northwestern University, Vince held a variety of roles in a 15 year career with BP in the light olefins business and technology organizations and in the refining technology and marine logistics functions.