Enviva Appoints Glenn Nunziata as New Chief Financial Officer
BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA) (“Enviva” or the “Company”), the world’s leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, today announced that Glenn Nunziata has been named the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
“We are excited to welcome Glenn to Enviva’s executive team at a time when our Company and the global biomass industry are serving an increasingly important role in the energy transition, providing energy security and defossilizing supply chains worldwide,” said Thomas Meth, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Following the difficult but necessary decisions we made in the first half of 2023, we have started to see improvements take hold in increasing production from our existing asset portfolio and reducing costs company-wide. In tandem with the constructive pricing environment for our product, we are on the path to rebuilding a strong financial foundation which is expected to support the significant growth ahead for us and increase shareholder value over time.”
With deep expertise in finance, strategy, accounting, treasury, and risk management, Mr. Nunziata brings more than 20 years of strong leadership experience with a track record for implementing enterprise-wide changes and driving key financial and process improvements in large-scale organizations. Most recently, Mr. Nunziata served as the Chief Financial Officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., an $18 billion company that owns and operates processing facilities across the U.S. and works with thousands of farmers and landowners each year managing its diversified supply chain. Prior to his tenure at Smithfield Foods Inc., he held various positions of increasing responsibility at EY, most recently as a Partner in Assurance Services.
Mr. Meth added, “We believe Glenn will play a key role in improving our financial processes as we continue to focus on the cost structure and profitability of our plants, contracts, and supply chain. Glenn’s value-oriented mindset, dedication to leading purpose-driven teams, and unwavering focus on our financial goals will make him an invaluable asset to our stakeholders, and we look forward to the contributions he will undoubtedly make as we high-grade our finance function and scale our back office to support the execution of our long-term growth strategy.”
Mr. Nunziata holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Accounting from James Madison University. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of StoneBridge School and sits on the Board of Advisors for the College of Business at James Madison University.
Mr. Nunziata succeeds Shai Even, who held the role since 2018. “I would like to thank Shai for his service over the past five years and wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits,” concluded Mr. Meth.
Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA) is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source produced by aggregating a natural resource, wood fiber, and processing it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva owns and operates ten plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tons per year in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi, and is constructing its 11th plant in Epes, Alabama. Additionally, Enviva is planning to commence construction of its 12th plant, near Bond, Mississippi. Enviva sells most of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with primarily creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Japan, helping to accelerate the energy transition and to defossilize hard-to-abate sectors like steel, cement, lime, chemicals, and aviation. Enviva exports its wood pellets to global markets through its deep-water marine terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida.
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