Rentech, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTK) today announced that Paul Summers has been appointed as chief financial officer of Rentech effective November 11, 2016. Mr. Summers will be responsible for overseeing the finance, treasury and accounting functions of the company. Mr. Summers will replace Jeffrey Spain, who is leaving the company in order to accept a new position effective November 11, 2016. Keith Forman, president and chief executive officer of Rentech, stated, "We are pleased to announce Paul's promotion to chief financial officer. Paul's deep understanding of Rentech along with his strong financial background makes him ideally suited to lead Rentech's finance and accounting organization." "I would like to thank Jeff for his many valuable contributions to Rentech over the last several years and wish him continued success," added Mr. Forman. Mr. Summers served as Rentech's vice president and treasurer immediately prior to his appointment as chief financial officer. Mr. Summers has held various finance related roles at Rentech since 2006. Mr. Summers has been involved with numerous public and private financings while at Rentech and was instrumental in the initial public offering and merger of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., a publicly traded subsidiary of Rentech that was divested earlier this year. Prior to joining Rentech, Mr. Summers worked in investment banking and held principal investment roles with various financial institutions. His past employers include the investment banking divisions of Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup, Inc. as well as Allied Capital Corporation, where he was responsible for principal debt and equity investments. Mr. Summers graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.