Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> August 2, 2001

Dennis Yakobson – Rentech Inc (rtk)

DENNIS YAKOBSON, Chief Executive Officer of Rentech, Inc., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1959 and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University in 1963. From 1960 to 1983, Mr. Yakobson held a series of increasingly responsible positions at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Martin Marietta Corporation, Wyoming Mineral Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Corporation, and finally Nova Petroleum Corporation, where he was Vice President of Administration and Finance. Mr. Yakobson resigned from Nova in November 1983 to assume the Presidency of Rentech, Inc. Mr. Yakobson serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rentech and its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Yakobson is identified as a co-inventor on 10 patents and has numerous additional patent applications pending. Profile
TWST: Could you provide our readers with a brief overview and history of

the company?

Mr. Yakobson: Rentech was formed in 1980 to exploit a technology, which

we had been working on under a