INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT), a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, today named Bruce A. Fleming to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Strategy and Growth. Mr. Fleming will report directly to Tim Go, Chief Executive Officer of Calumet.
Mr. Fleming has more than 30 years of experience leading internal growth initiatives, business development and strategic acquisition advisory services for global energy companies. For the past 10 years, Mr. Fleming has served as the Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Tesoro Corporation, where he led numerous business development engagements, including Tesoro's $2.5 billion acquisition of the Carson, California refinery, in addition to related logistics and marketing assets, from BP. Previously, as Tesoro's Vice President of Planning and Capital Management, he led the development of business processes required to effectively plan and execute major capital projects over a multi-year period. Earlier in his career, he held senior business development and planning roles with Amoco Oil and Orient Refining.
"Bruce Fleming is a key addition to the Calumet senior leadership team, an executive whose decades of deep operational expertise and proven track record in developing new business opportunities will be instrumental in positioning Calumet as the global leader in the petroleum-based specialty products markets," said Tim Go. "In his new role, Bruce will focus on a combination of internal growth initiatives that drive operational excellence and improved asset optimization, in addition to external initiatives that include strategic business alliances, acquisitions and targeted divestitures."
Mr. Fleming earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He is also a member of the Board of M&A Standards.
About Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is a master limited partnership and a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil and other feedstocks into customized lubricating oils, solvents and waxes used in consumer, industrial and automotive products; produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel; and provides oilfield services and products to customers throughout the United States. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has fourteen manufacturing facilities located in northwest Louisiana, northwest Wisconsin, northern Montana, western Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, eastern Missouri and North Dakota.
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