Burke joins Rentech board

MICHAEL Burke has been appointed to Colorado coal-to-fuels firm Rentech, the company announced late last week.

Donna Schmidt

The appointment was effective March 22, and he was simultaneously made chair of the company’s audit committee.

Burke currently serves as executive vice-president, chief corporate officer and chief financial officer for AECOM Technology. Prior to that, he served in various senior leadership positions with accounting giant KPMG and was a member of its board for five years.

“Mike brings a wealth of operational and financial experience to help us guide our company forward,” said Rentech president D Hunt Ramsbottom.

“Mike's industry experience will be a tremendous asset for the company as we continue to focus on our commercialisation strategy.”

Burke replaced Thomas L Bury, who resigned from the seat last week. He’ll be eligible for a three-year term election during the company’s shareholder meeting in 2008.

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