The 2019 Eye on Biodiesel Influence Award winner is Ron Kotrba, Biodiesel Magazine.
Ron Kotrba has served as Editor of Biodiesel Magazine for nearly a decade, providing key insights into the industry and covering every nuanced topic in the space with precision. Before becoming Editor of Biodiesel Magazine, Kotrba was a senior writer for all of BBI International’s publications, writing for the company since January 2005.
In his time with Biodiesel Magazine, Kotrba has gone above and beyond to create awareness and provide an important platform for the voices within the industry. His depth of knowledge on the issues affecting the industry has led to strong, consistent reporting of the complex issues faced over the years. Under Kotrba’s leadership, Biodiesel Magazine continues to be a critical platform for sharing biodiesel success stories that are key to building support for industry growth.
Prior to his time with BBI International, Kotrba was an advanced engineering laboratory technician for an OEM exhaust supplier and was involved in developmental work on diesel aftertreatment systems such as diesel particulate filters, urea SCR and lean NOx traps. Kotrba earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
Audio file: NBB19 Influence Award presentation to Ron Kotrba