With 20 years in commodity trading and logistics, Paul Nees serves as Vice President, Global Supply and Trading for Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG). In his current position, Mr. Nees oversees the teams responsible for feedstock supply and trading, commodity market analysis, and risk management.
Mr. Nees has been with REG for over 16 years. Prior to his current role, Mr. Nees worked in procurement, leading the vendor management and purchasing strategy of feedstock and chemical inputs. He has also previously led the supply chain optimization and logistics team which was responsible for all rail, truck, and marine movements in addition to a network of terminal positions. Prior to REG, Mr. Nees worked for CHS Inc., AGP, and West Central Cooperative in various commodity trading and risk management roles.
Mr. Nees currently serves on the board of directors for American Fats and Oils Association and is current Chairperson of the City of Gilbert Parks & Rec Commission. He has also served as a member of the Finance Committee of Gilbert Lutheran Church and a past board member of United Way of Story County. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and participates as a youth sports coach for several of their sports teams. Mr. Nees received a BS in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University.