On or about May 20, 2021, Steve Christensen resigned as chief executive officer of Granite Falls Energy, LLC, effective May 26, 2021. On or about May 20, 2021, GFE appointed Jeffrey Oestmann, to serve as CEO effective May 26, 2021. Oestmann has worked in the agriculture and bio-fuel sectors for approximately 27 years. From 2013 to 2017, Oestmann served as President and CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy, LLC. From 2017 to 2019, Oestmann worked for Syngenta as Head of Accounts and subsequently as Head of Bio-Fuel Operations.