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Aemetis Inc (AMTX.OQ)

AMTX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric McAfee

57 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Todd Waltz

58 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

Andrew Foster

54 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Naomi Boness

2020 Director

Francis Barton

73 2012 Independent Director

Lydia Beebe

67 2016 Independent Director

John Block

85 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eric McAfee

Mr. Eric A. McAfee serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of the Company. Mr. McAfee has served as its Chairman of the Board since February 2006. Mr. McAfee was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in February 2007. Mr. McAfee has been an entrepreneur, merchant banker, venture capitalist and farmer/dairyman for more than 20 years. Since 1995, Mr. McAfee has been the Chairman of McAfee Capital and since 1998 has been a principal of Berg McAfee Companies, an investment company. Since 2000, Mr. McAfee has been a principal of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners through which Mr. McAfee has founded or acquired twelve energy and technology companies. In 2003, Mr. McAfee co-founded Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), a West Coast ethanol producer and marketer. Mr. McAfee received a B.S. in Management from Fresno State University in 1986 and served as Entrepreneur in Residence of The Wharton Business School MBA Program in 2007. Mr. McAfee is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Program, and is a 1993 graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Mr. McAfee’s industry experience and leadership skills qualify him for the position.

Todd Waltz

Mr. Todd A. Waltz serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company. He has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since March 2010. From 2007 to March 2010, Mr. Waltz served as the Company’s Corporate Controller. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Waltz served in a variety of senior financial management roles with Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, CA. Prior to this, Mr. Waltz worked with Ernst & Young. Until November 2013, Mr. Waltz served as Chief Executive Officer and sole board member of Vision Global Solutions, Inc. (OTC: VIGS). Mr. Waltz is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of California. Mr. Waltz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Union College, an MBA from Santa Clara University and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from San Jose State University.

Andrew Foster

Mr. Andrew B. Foster was Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Waltz has served as Executive Vice President of the Company and President and Chief Operating Officer of Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, since June 2008. Mr. Foster joined American Ethanol in March 2006. Mr. Foster served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Marimba, Inc., an enterprise software company, which was acquired by BMC Software (“BMC”) in July 2004. From July 2004 to April 2005, Mr. Foster served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing for the Marimba product line at BMC. In April 2005, Mr. Foster was appointed Director of Worldwide Public Relations for BMC and served in that capacity until December 2005. From May 2000 to March 2003, Mr. Foster served as Director of Corporate Marketing for eSilicon Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company. Mr. Foster also served as Associate Director of Political Affairs at the White House from 1989 to 1992, and Deputy Chief of Staff to Illinois Governor Jim Edgar from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Foster holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Naomi Boness

Dr. Naomi Boness Ph.D. serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Naomi L. Boness is currently Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University and is an experienced practitioner in the energy sector, with expertise in reservoir geophysics, environmental management, investment analysis and strategic planning. Prior to joining Stanford University, Dr. Boness held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron Corporation, most recently overseeing upstream strategy and portfolio analysis, with particular emphasis on North America shale gas and global LNG projects. Her current research interests are in the role of gas in decarbonization, optimization of shale gas developments, hydrogen in the power sector and utilization of decision analysis for national energy decisions in developing countries. Dr. Boness is an invited member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification, an invited member of the Renewable Gas Advisory Committee for the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition and a former chair of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Oil and Gas Reserves Committee. Dr. Boness holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Geophysics, a M.Sc. from Indiana University and a B.Sc. from the University of Leeds.

Francis Barton

Mr. Francis P. Barton serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barton was appointed to the Company’s Board in August 2012. From 2008 to present, Mr. Barton served as Chief Executive Officer in the consulting firm Barton Business Consulting LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Barton served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UTStarcom, Inc. from 2005 through 2008 and as a director from 2006 through 2008. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Barton was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmel Corporation. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Barton was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Broadvision Inc. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Barton was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Barton was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amdahl Corporation. From 1974 to 1996, Mr. Barton worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, beginning his career as a financial analyst and moving his way up through various financial roles to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Digital Equipment Corporation’s Personal Computer Division. Mr. Barton holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a focus in finance from Northeastern University. Mr. Barton served on the board of directors of ON Semiconductor from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Barton has served on the board of directors of SoSo Cards since January 2013. He is also serving on the board of directors of Inventergy since January 2014, and is the Chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member of its Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Barton served on the board of directors of Etubics, Inc. from 2014 to 2016, and was chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee.

Lydia Beebe

Ms. Lydia I. Beebe J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in November 2016. Ms. Beebe is Principal of the corporate governance consulting business, LIBB Advisors. She was Senior of Counsel for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati from 2015 until 2017. Prior to this, Ms. Beebe served as Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary of one of the world’s leading energy companies, Chevron Corporation (“Chevron”) from 2007 to 2015. Ms. Beebe began her career as a staff attorney for Chevron in 1977. From 1981 to 1985, Ms. Beebe became a Washington D.C. Representative representing Chevron with the Executive Branch and the House of Representatives. Returning to California, Ms. Beebe worked her way up through the Office of Chief Tax Counsel from 1985 to 1995. In 1995, Ms. Beebe was promoted to Corporate Secretary and an Officer of the company, the first female corporate officer in Chevron’s 127-year history. Ms. Beebe remained Corporate Secretary until 2007 when she also became the Chief Governance Officer until she retired in 2015. Ms. Beebe holds a B. S. in journalism from University of Kansas, a J.D. from the University of Kansas, as well as a M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. Ms. Beebe previously served on the boards of directors of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC), the Council of Institutional Investors, Presidio Trust, University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and California Fair Employment & Housing Commission. She currently serves on the boards of Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) and EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT). Ms. Beebe serves as the Company’s Chairman of the Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Her extensive experience in the energy business and her expertise in corporate governance qualify her for the position.

John Block

Mr. John R. Block serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Block has served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 2008. From 1981 to 1986, Mr. Block served as United States Secretary of Agriculture under President Ronald Reagan. He is currently an Illinois farmer and a Senior Policy Advisor to Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC, an organization that represents the food industry. Mr. Block has held this position since January 2005. From January 2002 to January 2005, he served as Executive Vice President at the Food Marketing Institute, an organization representing food retailers and wholesalers. From February 1986 to January 2002, Mr. Block served as President of Food Distributors International. Mr. Block is currently a member of the board of directors of Digital Angel Corporation and Metamorphix, Inc. Mr. Block previously served on the board of directors of each of Deere and Co., Hormel Foods Corporation and Blast Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Block received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the United States Military Academy. Mr. Block serves as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. His experience with agricultural commodities and his understanding of political affairs plus his prior board experience qualify him for the position.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Eric McAfee

360,000

Todd Waltz

421,507

Andrew Foster

386,274

Naomi Boness

--

Francis Barton

--

Lydia Beebe

--

John Block

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As Of  31 Dec 2019

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