Summit Carbon Solutions Announces the Addition of Chief Commercial Officer
Summit Carbon Solutions is pleased to announce Jim Pirolli has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Pirolli has over 20 years of experience leading commercial, trading, and production operations in the biofuels, agriculture, and energy industries. His background in biofuels and deep industry relationships will be critical in executing Summit Carbon Solutions’ vision to capture, transport and store CO2 from biorefineries and accelerate biofuels towards net zero carbon emissions. Mr. Pirolli will lead Summit Carbon Solutions’ efforts to evaluate, develop, and navigate rapidly evolving carbon and biofuels markets to drive value for the company’s partners and stakeholders.
Most recently, Mr. Pirolli served as Senior Vice President of Trade and Processing for The Andersons, a diverse agribusiness company with biofuel, grain, and agronomy assets. Prior to The Andersons, Mr. Pirolli was Vice President, Fuels at Kum & Go, a Midwest based convenience store chain with more than 400 locations across 11 states. Previously, Mr. Pirolli was with ADM, where he led the global ethanol trading desk and played an integral role in scaling ADM’s biodiesel production.
“Summit Carbon Solutions is in an incredible position to accelerate the biofuels and agriculture industries towards a net zero carbon emissions future,” said Mr. Pirolli. “This is a transformational platform, and I couldn’t be more excited to help lead Summit Carbon Solutions and work with our partners to deliver the carbon reduction increasingly demanded by consumers, businesses, and governments. The forward thinking biorefiners we’re partnered with and the agricultural producers that supply them will collectively produce the largest volume of low carbon fuel in the world, which will position them well as carbon reduction pressures increase.”
“Jim has an impeccable reputation and a history of leadership within the biofuels industry and is a natural fit for Summit Carbon Solutions,” said Bruce Rastetter, CEO of Summit Agricultural Group. “Jim immediately grasped the concept and vision for Summit Carbon Solutions and has the experience to deliver on the ambitious goals we have for the company. He shares our passion for ensuring the environmental and economic sustainability of agriculture and biofuels and we are excited to have him lead our commercial strategies, as we work to create value through decarbonization.”