HOUSTON, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Petroleum Corporation Board of Directors announced today that Bob Kent has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

"Bob Kent brings more than 40 years of refining experience to our executive team, including 13 years with CITGO," said CITGO Director and President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Jordá. "His knowledge of our refineries and logistics systems will complement the diverse experience of our Board membership and also help us navigate changes within our industry as it continues to evolve."

Mr. Kent's distinguished career in the downstream energy segment includes several leadership and executive positions, including serving as Director for privately held Sinclair Oil Company from 2017 until 2022, prior to Sinclair's merger with Holly Frontier. During his time with CITGO, he served as Executive Vice President of Refining after serving as Vice President and General Manager of both the Lake Charles refinery and the Lemont refinery. Prior to CITGO, Mr. Kent spent 20 years with Koch Industries, Inc., holding several managerial and executive positions, including Vice President Koch Refined Products, Vice President Supply Strategies and Logistics, and Vice President Commercial Development and General Manager Specialty Chemicals.

Mr. Kent holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

The Board welcomes Mr. Kent's expertise as the Company continues its pursuit of operational and commercial excellence by exploring ways to optimize operations and create value.

About CITGO 

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, La.; Lemont, Ill.; and Corpus Christi, Texas, and wholly and/or jointly owns 38 active terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,300 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,400 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. 


SOURCE CITGO Corporation