JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ergon has named Kris Patrick President of Ergon Refining, Inc., and Ergon - West Virginia, Inc., the company’s naphthenic and paraffinic refineries. In this new role, he will provide leadership in the areas of manufacturing operations, supply and distribution, planning, and sales and marketing for Ergon’s Refining & Marketing business sector.
Patrick joined Ergon as a process engineer in 2000 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Refining, Planning and Supply, accountable for refinery planning and economics, refinery operations, and supply and distribution. A member of Ergon’s senior management team, Patrick is also a member of the board of directors of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
A native of Pelahatchie, Mississippi, Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 2000 and his Master of Business Administration with a specialty in project management in 2009, both from Mississippi State University. He completed the Leading Global Business program at Harvard Business School in 2016.
“During his 17-year career with Ergon, Kris has proven to be a successful and trusted leader,” said Emmitte Haddox, Ergon’s Chief Executive Officer. “He has played a key role in the company’s growth in the specialty oils market, and the board feels strongly that Kris has both the experience and foresight needed to continue our global expansion.”
“Our continued investments in innovative manufacturing processes and an ever-expanding distribution network are evidence of Ergon’s commitment to meeting customers’ current and future needs,” Patrick commented. “We never lose sight of the importance of exceptional customer service, a secure supply for our customers and continuous improvement in all facets of our business.”
Ergon is the world’s largest producer of naphthenic specialty products and the world’s second largest producer of bright stock. With two specialized refineries and a global distribution network, Ergon markets base oils, process oils, electrical insulating oils and ink oils to more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.ergonnsa.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ErgonOils.
Established in 1954, Ergon is a group of privately held companies that operate under six primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Asphalt & Emulsions, Transportation & Terminaling, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, and Corporate & Other.