John Plaza, President & Founder
John Plaza is the President and Founder of Imperium Renewables and Seattle Biodiesel. Prior to founding the company, John was a commercial airline pilot for over 20 years, most recently with Northwest Airlines. John became interested in alternative fuels in the late 1990s and explored many different technologies. After much R&D, convinced he had found a better way to make biodiesel, John founded Seattle Biodiesel in 2004 as a means to produce clean, renewable fuel.
An active member of the National Biodiesel Board, John is a recognized national expert on biodiesel and is a frequent contributor to biodiesel conferences, publications, and working groups both regionally and nationally.