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AVENTINE Renewable Energy has announced that its president and chief executive, Ron Miller, has resigned to pursue new opportunities, effective October 23, 2009. Aventine's board has appointed George Henning as interim chief executive and president, effective October 24, 2009, a decision supported by bankruptcy lenders. Mr Henning has served as interim chief financial officer since March 2009 and will retain that position. Daniel Trunfio, current chief operating officer, has agreed to stay on in that position and will be assuming additional responsibilities in light of Mr Miller's resignation.