He was responsible for the permitting and planning process, project development and managing the Calgren $140MM green field project. His responsibilities included: contract negotiation, project management, permitting, strategic partnerships and raising capital.
Mr. Schmitt is the founder and principal developer of Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC, a 58MM gallon ethanol plant in Tulare County, CA. He is an experienced energy and agriculture market professional and strategic advisor, with additional experience as a commodities broker and analyst.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California business school with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – with emphasis on Finance and Real Estate.