Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
March 4, 2019
The Andersons, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
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1947 Briarfield Boulevard,
Maumee, Ohio
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

The Andersons, Inc. announced that Michael Irmen, president of the Ethanol Group, will retire in July 2019. Jim Pirolli, vice president and general manager of the Ethanol Group, will assume the role of group president on April 1, 2019. Irmen will provide transition assistance until his retirement and oversee the start-up of the Company’s new bio-refinery, ELEMENT, LLC.

Pirolli joined The Andersons in 2017 after serving as vice president of fuels for Kum & Go convenience stores in Des Moines, Iowa. While at Kum & Go, he led the development of one of the nation’s largest retail portfolios of biofuel blends that included E85, E15 and biodiesel. Jim also spent 13 years at ADM, holding various leadership roles in their grain, ethanol, and oilseed processing divisions.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
The Andersons, Inc.
March 5, 2019
/s/ Naran U. Burchinow
Name: Naran U. Burchinow
Title: General Counsel & Secretary