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James Cristman

Vice President & General Manager, Corpus Christi Refinery

James was named General Manager Corpus Christi Refinery in September 2019. He has more than 41 years of experience in the refining industry.

James joined CITGO in 1980 and has held various positions at our Lemont refinery including Vice President & General Manager, Manager Operations & Maintenance, Manager Operations, Area Manager of the Crude Processing Department, and Manager of Training & Development.

He served as Vice President of Refining from November 2017 – September 2018 and then became an advisor on special projects of high-level importance.

James served on the American Petroleum Industry's (API) Operating Practices Advisory Group, a position he held for 10 years and has also served on the Executive Committee of the Three Rivers Manufacturing Association.

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