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Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Biomass LLC
12 East Bay Street
Savannah , Georgia 31401
United States

Company Description: Georgia Biomass, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE Innogy formed in 2010 as RWE's commitment to biomass as a large part of the sustainable energy future....   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science degree , Chemical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
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About USIPA, 27 April 2015 [cached]
Board Member | James Roecker
CEO, Georgia Biomass
James B. ..., 6 Aug 2014 [cached]
James B. Roecker
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 912-721-6110 12 East Bay Street Savannah, GA 31401-1225
As Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Biomass, LLC, James B. (Jim) Roecker is responsible for managing the US biomass business for German parent company RWE. Georgia Biomass, LLC is an industry leader in the production of pelletized wood products and operates the largest wood pelletizing plant in the world. As CEO, Jim has P&L responsibility for the $150 million global business including oversight of supply chain contracts, timber sourcing, internal and external off-take agreements and manufacturing facility operations. His responsibilities also include developing options to expand the business through M&A opportunities and the construction of new manufacturing facilities. Jim's office is at the company headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
Prior to joining Georgia Biomass LLC, Jim was Senior Vice President with The Brock Group in Houston, Texas, and was responsible for an organization of more than 1,500 contract employees providing maintenance, major project, and turnaround services to the refining and chemical industries.
Prior to joining The Brock Group, Jim held a number of positions within LyondellBasell Industries in Houston, Texas, the last position being that of Vice President Manufacturing - Houston Refining, LP and Channelview Chemical Complex. In this position Jim was responsible for the safe manufacture of fuel products at LBI's 300,000 bpd refinery and over 14 billion lbs/yr of chemical products at LBI's Channelview Chemical Complex. He was responsible for an organization of more than 2,000 employees and contractors, a controllable budget of $600 million and a capital budget of $200 million.
Previous to this assignment, Jim held the position of Vice President and General Manager - Health, Safety, and Environmental for Lyondell Chemical Company. In this role, Jim created a global HSE organization that provided direction in the fields of occupational safety, process safety, product stewardship, environmental compliance and performance, health and wellness, risk management, security and operational excellence supporting more than 30 manufacturing facilities on five continents.
Earlier in his career, Jim took on assignments including Regional Manufacturing General Manager, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, and Technical Manager while being employed by several different chemical companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the US Industrial Pellet Association, and has served as an executive member of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, on the Board of Directors of the East Harris County Manufacturers Association, and on the Board of Directors of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, of which he was Chairman in 2005.
Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
James B. Roecker Chief Executive Officer
"It's a very sad day for ... [cached]
"It's a very sad day for us at the refinery," said Jim Roecker, LyondellBasell's vice president of refining operations, during
"This is a traumatic experience for ... [cached]
"This is a traumatic experience for all of us," said Jim Roecker of LyondellBasell, the company that runs the refinery.
Analysts say the accident will heighten safety fears after several similar tragedies in recent months.
In New York City, two separate crane accidents since March have killed nine people.
Mr Roecker, LyondellBasell's vice-president for refining, said the Texas crane, which was capable of lifting hundreds of tonnes, had been delivered in pieces and assembled on site about one month ago.
It collapsed at about 1400 (1900 GMT) on Friday.
"It's going to be quite some time before we know exactly what happened that caused the failure of this large piece of equipment," he said.
"I'm very sorry to report that ..., 18 July 2008 [cached]
"I'm very sorry to report that we do have four fatalities of contract employees here," Mr. Jim Roecker, LyondellBasell's divisional vice president for Houston refining, said.
Certainly our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all these employees that have suffered a loss in this tragic incident," Mr. Roecker, LyondellBasell's divisional vice president for Houston refining, said.
Roecker said all workers had been accounted for.
"I feel sad for my friends and their families, because this hurts everybody," a man at the scene said who didn't want to be identified.He said he was a crane operator elsewhere, and he came to the site when he heard about the collapse.
Certainly our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all these employees that have suffered a loss in this tragic incident," Roecker said.
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