New NBB technical director fortifies biodiesel team
On track to again break annual production records this year, the National Biodiesel Board and industry welcome Scott Fenwick as the newest staff member. Fenwick brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry to bolster an already strong team.
Fenwick is the current chairman of the BQ-9000 Commission and is an officer of the ASTM Committee D02 that presides over the current biodiesel specifications and test methods. Fenwick has spent the majority of his career working within the fuel inspection industry. He has managed several independent fuel labs within the Gulf Coast, including an active technical role for global biofuel specifications. Fenwick provided quality assurance services to companies involved with production, blending and distribution with a concentration on renewable fuels.
As technical director, Fenwick takes on the day-to-day management responsibilities of running the technical program and expanding NBB’s technical reach to better match the growing industry needs and challenges. The move introduces the technical director role as a staff position in the Jefferson City office and elevates long-time biodiesel industry technical leader Steve Howell to senior technical advisor. The change will more fully utilize Howell’s senior level of experience to continue the outstanding progress he has forged for biodiesel with third parties and global technical committees.
Adding Fenwick to the NBB staff roster further builds on changes announced earlier this summer that demonstrate the biodiesel industry’s growing significance in our transportation energy picture. Lindsay Fitzgerald was brought on to fill a new position overseeing regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C. She previously worked for the U.S. EPA, where she served as a specialist in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality working on the renewable fuel standard. NBB has also hired former U.S. Rep. Kenney Hulshof on an interim basis for direct outreach to key contacts in the U.S. House of Representatives.