SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI), the majority owner of petroleum refiner and marketer CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), today announced that Janice T. DeVelasco will become the companies' vice president of environmental, health and safety, effective immediately.
For the past seven years, DeVelasco had been directing the process safety management program for the companies as a senior environmental, health and safety advisor.
"Janice's expertise in environmental, health and safety management, as well as her intimate knowledge of our companies, will continue to drive CVR Energy's tradition of safe and reliable work practices," said Stan Riemann, CVR Energy's chief operating officer. "She will be a valuable member of our management team."
DeVelasco has more than 30 years of environmental, health, safety and risk management experience, having served in several management and consulting positions with companies such as CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Sage Environmental Consulting, L.P.
A licensed professional engineer, DeVelasco holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.
About CVR Energy, Inc. Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Energy is a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries through its holdings in two limited partnerships, CVR Refining, LP and CVR Partners, LP. CVR Energy subsidiaries serve as the general partner and own a majority of the common units representing limited partner interests of CVR Refining and CVR Partners.