Meet our Team


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Kevin Singer, Plant Manager

Kevin Singer – Plant Manager: Kevin holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has spent the past 13 years in a variety of chemical manufacturing industries in technical and management roles. His experience includes the specialty chemicals industry, food/pharmaceutical chemicals, and Cogeneration/Utilities. In these industries, he has led teams successfully to build safe, sustainable processes and projects delivering high-value to both internal and external customers. Kevin is a certified Six-Sigma black-belt and has also received certification in Lean Manufacturing.


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Gerran Smith, Plant Process Engineer

Gerran began his career in industrial chemical plants in 2008. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, he took a position as plant engineer at a sodium cyanide production facility in his native state of Nevada. Later, he joined the engineering team of a polysilicon production facility under construction in south-eastern Idaho. Now, Gerran brings his unique blend of process, project management and control experience to Bio Energy Washington, helping to keep all gas production as safe, ecologically responsible and efficient as possible.


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Justin Cushman, Lead Technician

Justin joined the BEW Team in December 2010 as an Operator and was promoted to Lead Operator in November 2012. Prior to joining BEW, Justin served 10 years in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. In the Navy he served as an engineer on a torpedo weapons retriever and in the Coast Guard as an engineering officer for the aids to navigation team. Justin has also worked as a commercial diver locally and in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Penny Hewitt, Plant Clerk

Penny joined the BEW team in 2010. In her support role as Plant Clerk, Penny is responsible for purchasing materials, tracking and maintain a spare parts listing for the plant, setting up routine maintenance schedules, and documenting standard operating procedures.

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