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Ben Binninger has been given the nod to make his interim CEO position permanent at Kreido Biofuels of Camarillo. Having been involved with the company for four years already, first as a director and advisor and since July as interim CEO, Binninger said his plan is to stay the course. That means continuing the current program which, he said, “is to build a profitable biodiesel company that is a technology leader and basically to bring our technology to this emerging environmental fuels market.” To that end, Kreido is focused on getting its Wilmington, N.C. plant up and running. “It will allow us to demonstrate the reality, be profitable in our own right and more importantly will greatly ease our marketing efforts because we will have a plant people can use to evaluate our technology, practice with it and develop skilled people we can then send off to other start-ups,” said Binninger. “When you’re selling an intangible good like technology, being able to make it tangible and real and touchable enhances its marketability and value.” The company makes reactors at its Camarillo facility using its patented, proprietary technology that speeds up the process of converting plant or animal matter into biodiesel. “We can make [reactors] for about four world-scale plants per year,” said Binninger. “However, we don’t have resources to build those plants, or the funding, so we will license our technology, use our showcase plant as the touchstone and then exploit our fundamental strength.” ENTERTAINMENT Thomas Gewecke is now president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. In that role, Gewecke directs the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s digital strategy, drives development and execution of activities in the wireless, online, video-on-demand/pay-per-view and electronic sell-through sectors, and identifies new distribution channels. Gewecke most recently served as executive vice president, global digital business for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. John P. Quinn has been named executive vice president, worldwide operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. In that position, Quinn oversees global sales and distribution for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and leverages the existing supply chain infrastructure at Warner Home Video with the game publishing and development capabilities at Interactive Entertainment. Quinn joined Warner Communications in 1977 and most recently was executive vice president of Worldwide Supply Chain for Warner Home Video. Warner Home Video announced two promotions in its executive staff. Dan Miron has been named executive vice president, Worldwide Supply Chain Management. In that position, Miron oversees supply chain strategy and process. He joined Warner Bros. in 1991 as manager of sales for the northeast and northwest territories of Warner Home Video. Richard Siao has been named senior vice president, sales planning & operations. In that role, Siao leads the sales planning group. He joined Warner Home Video in 2003. LAW Jennifer R. Burcio joined the Encino law firm of Goldfarb, Sturman & Averback as an associate. Burcio will work in the transactional department and focus her practice on estate planning and business law. Burcio is a 2004 graduate of UCLA with honors and a 2007 graduate of Loyola Law School with honors. MEDIA Valley resident Zach Behrens is now editor of online blog site LAist. Behrens had been serving as co-editor of the site and has contributed posts since 2005. REAL ESTATE Dick Loeffler has been selected to serve as interim CEO for Metrocities Mortgage, LLC in Sherman Oaks. He replaces Paul Wylie, who stepped down from that position. Wylie founded Metrocities in 1989. TECHNOLOGY Rodney G. Vesling was named as senior vice president for the e-Transactions business of Interlink Electronics Inc. In that role Vesling will develop the growing e-Transactions business unit, including sales and marketing, product development and customer support. For seven years, Vesling had been vice president, sales and marketing for the E-Transactions and Specialty Components business segments.

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