George Stutzmann joins Pilko with business development and commercial deal expertise as well as extensive experience in renewable and alternative energy, acquisitions and divestitures, project development, operations, and engineering.
George is the owner and Principal of GMS Consulting LLC. George was formerly Vice President, Commercial at Panasonic Energy of North America, a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries in the electric vehicle space.
Prior, Mr. Stutzmann was VP, Corporate Development at Delek U.S. Holdings, where he defined and executed growth and exit strategies, including sale of the West Coast assets. When Delek acquired Alon USA Energy, he was the Director of Supply, Trading and Business Development, where he established a profitable terminal business and was responsible for commercial transactions, trading, and business planning for Alon’s West Coast assets.
Previously, George served as VP, Alternative Energy and Project Development at Valero Energy Corporation, where he led strategic growth and development efforts in the alternative energy space. In this role, he established Diamond Green Diesel LLC, a joint venture between Valero and Darling Inc. (DGD is currently the largest U.S. renewable diesel manufacturer). Additionally, he acquired several ethanol facilities and invested in 4 other biofuel ventures.
During his tenure at Valero, George was also Vice President, Energy and Gases, where he built and led the team charged with optimizing Valero’s energy and gases portfolio, including power/natural gas contracts, industrial gas sourcing, off-gas processing and utility infrastructure projects. He also had management oversight of Valero’s joint ventures, including Javelina LLC, a natural gas liquids (NGL) processing facility in Corpus Christi; and Clear Lake Methanol Partners, a partnership with Celanese.
During his career, George has led and completed 11 acquisition/divestiture transactions valued at over $3.5 billion, leading due diligence efforts on both the buy and sales side.
George holds a Master of Management, Finance and Marketing degree from Northwestern University and a Chemical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University.