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POET Biorefining—Portland Welcomes New General Manager



Thursday, January 16, 2020


PORTLAND, IN — Adam Homan has been promoted to General Manager at POET Biorefining—Portland in Portland, Indiana. Homan started his career at POET in 2012 as the plant’s Controller and has progressed through the accounting and finance ranks, growing his roles in both responsibility and leadership.

“I am excited to transition into the General Manager role at POET Biorefining—Portland. Over the past seven years I have had the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally with this team, and I look forward to continuing to work together toward POET’s mission to change the world. It’s a great crew to be a part of, and Portland is a wonderful community to call home.”

As General Manager, Homan will oversee all operations at the Portland plant, including the production of ethanol and other coproducts and a team of 40 people, including financial, commodities, operations, maintenance, inventory, material handling and EHS roles.

Matt Tomano, Portland’s previous General Manager, was promoted to a companywide role as Vice President of Finance and Operations. He will remain at the Portland plant.

POET Biorefining—Portland began operations in 2007. The biorefinery purchases approximately 24 million bushels of corn from the local area and has a production capacity of 68 million gallons of ethanol annually.

The Portland facility primarily produces ethanol, a clean-burning, renewable alternative to fossil fuel, and also produces new, innovative co-products, including those that can replace harmful petroleum products. During the ethanol production process, starch is removed from the grain leaving protein, fiber and oil, which are turned into high-quality and nutrient-dense feed products that are affordable options.

About POET
POET, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, is the world’s largest biofuels producer. POET is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. Started in 1987, the company today has a network of 28 production facilities across 7 states. At full run rates, POET purchases 5% of US corn and produces 2 billion gallons of ethanol, 10 billion pounds of distillers dried grains, and 600 million pounds of corn oil annually. In 2019, Fast Company recognized POET on its annual list of “Most Innovative Companies” for transportation and FORTUNE recognized POET on its list of companies that are changing the world. For more information, visit poet.com.

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