Executive Team

Mike Kandris

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Kandris has served as CEO since October 2020 and as a Director of the company since June 2008. Mr. Kandris previously served as Chief Operating Officer since January 2013. He previously served as an independent contractor to the company with a primary focus on plant operations. 

  • Mr. Kandris has over 30 years of general management experience in the transportation and logistics industry. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems (RTMS) where he had responsibility for all operations, sales, finance, and administrative functions. He also served as President of the Western Division of RTMS, which was heavily involved in the dairy industry. Mr. Kandris served on the Executive Committee of the American Trucking Association and as a board member for the National Tank Truck Organization. Mr. Kandris has a BS degree in Business from California State University, Hayward.

Bryon McGregor

Chief Financial Officer

Bryon McGregor has over 30 years of treasury and finance experience. Prior to joining Alto Ingredients in 2008, Mr. McGregor served as Brokerage Treasurer for E*TRADE Financial, where his responsibilities included international and U.S. brokerage treasury operations, corporate finance, and investor relations.

  • Prior to E*TRADE, he was a project finance head for BP (formerly ARCO) and a Director at Credit Suisse. Bryon has a BS degree in business management from Brigham Young University.

Christopher Wright

Vice President and General Counsel

Christopher Wright has over 30 years of experience in managing the legal affairs of growth companies. Prior to joining Alto Ingredients in 2006, his law practice encompassed advice to company executives and boards of directors on governance, securities matters, and strategic transactions, with a particular focus on guiding the development of venture-backed companies.

  • He has acted as general counsel for numerous technology enterprises in all aspects of corporate development, including fundraising, business and technology acquisitions, mergers, and strategic alliances. He has degrees from Yale College and the University of Chicago Law School.

Jim Sneed

Chief Commercial Officer

Jim Sneed has worked for over 20 years in various senior management and executive positions in the ethanol industry. Prior to joining Alto Ingredients in 2012, Mr. Sneed was Vice President – Ethanol Marketing & Trading for Hawkeye Gold, LLC.

  • Prior to that he was Vice President, Marketing & Logistics of Aventine Renewable Energy, an ethanol production and marketing company, where he helped build its operations from two ethanol plants in two states to marketing for fifteen production facilities in eight states. Mr. Sneed is a Certified Public Accountant, has a BS degree in Accounting from Olivet Nazarene University, and has an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

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