Industry Veteran Hired to Handle Public Affairs for Earth Biofuels, Inc.
"The addition of Tommy Foltz is a tremendous win for Earth Biofuels," said Dennis McLaughlin, chairman and CEO. "He is a long-time, determined advocate of clean fuels who has participated at every level of the industry, from policy to sales to building and running a biodiesel company. His expertise makes Earth a stronger company."
Foltz brings a wealth of experience in the energy industry from his work in Washington, DC, Texas and the mid-South. He has developed energy and environmental technology markets as co-Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Clean Cities program, as an independent contractor, and as founder and president of a 3 million gallon per year biodiesel production facility. The bulk of his work has been in the biodiesel and LNG industries, though he has also worked within the ethanol industry.
He has been an informal adviser to the campaign of Arkansas Governor Elect Mike Beebe, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Richard Bell and the Arkansas Legislature on biofuel policy. He has testified before the Texas and Arkansas legislatures; and led two initiatives that have received Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition Achievement Awards.
"I am passionate about this industry. For the past 14 years, I have been focused on improving our nation's energy security, environment and economy through development of the domestic energy industry," said Foltz. "These are exactly the priorities of Earth Biofuels and that's why I'm here."
Previously, Foltz was president and founder of Patriot Biofuels, Inc., where he led the distribution of more than 1 million gallons of biodiesel during the first five months of the company's existence.
Prior to Patriot Biofuels, Foltz held positions at Foltz Company, Blue Energy & Technologies and Clean Fuels Strategies, Inc., where he provided policy development, grant writing and market development strategy in the clean fuels industry.
He served at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1993 - 1997, and has served on the Texas Clean Air Working Group, Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, and Central Arkansas Clean Air Task Force. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Arkansas Bioenergy Policy Council. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and currently resides in Little Rock with his wife and six year-old twin boys.
About Earth Biofuels
Earth Biofuels produces and distributes biodiesel fuel through the company's network of wholesale and retail outlets. The fuel is sold under Willie Nelson's brand name, "BioWillie([R])." Earth Biofuels also produces and markets liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Company is focused on meeting the growing demand for alternative and renewable fuels in the domestic market. The Company's Web site is www.earthbiofuels.com.
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