DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HF Sinclair Corporation (NYSE:DINO) (“HF Sinclair”) today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) appointed Rhoman J. Hardy to the Board, effective July 2, 2022. This appointment increases the size of the Board to twelve directors and increases the number of independent directors on the Board from nine to ten.
Mr. Hardy joined Shell USA, Inc. (formerly Shell Oil Company, Inc.) in 1988, and at the time of his retirement in 2022, Mr. Hardy served as Senior Vice President, Shell Chemicals and Products, for the U.S. Gulf Coast, a position he held since 2021. Prior to that time, Mr. Hardy served in a number of leadership positions, including as Vice President, Shell Chemicals and Products/General Manager, Shell Geismar Chemical Site from 2018 until 2021 and as General Manager, Shell Geismar Chemical Site from 2015 to 2018.
With more than 34 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Hardy brings to the Board significant insight in the development of energy infrastructure and extensive technical and operational expertise, as well as executive and general management experience.
“As we continue to further diversity and strengthen our Board, we are excited to welcome Rhoman. He brings strong industry experience and expertise to the HF Sinclair Board. We look forward to his contributions to our Board and HF Sinclair,” said Franklin Myers, Chairman of the Board.
About HF Sinclair Corporation
HF Sinclair Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products in 19 states principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high-quality fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at three of its facilities in Wyoming and New Mexico. HF Sinclair also owns a 47% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HF Sinclair subsidiaries.
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