Executive Leadership

TJ Paskach
TJ PaskachPresident
Dr. Paskach is SJR’s president and CEO. He is also Frontline BioEnergy’s Chief Technology Officer. He has taught process and plant design at Iowa State University and worked in field service & software development for Honeywell UOP.

BS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University

Jerod Smeenk
Jerod SmeenkVice President
Mr. Smeenk is the Vice President of San Joaquin Renewables. He is also the founder and CEO of Frontline BioEnergy. He has 25 years of working in gasification and combustion technology, including co-founding the consulting firm Carbon Energy Technology. He has also developed biomass gasification technologies while at Iowa State University.

BS in Engineering from Dordt College
MS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University

Arlon Binning
Arlon Binning Project Manager
Mr. Binning is the Project Manager for San Joaquin Renewables. He is also Director of Operations at Frontline BioEnergy. He was the former maintenance manager at Hawkeye Renewables, where he started two 50M gallon/year ethanol plants. He has also spent 6 years as Project Manager at Ames Municipal Utilities.