HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Biofuels LLC announced today that Robert J. Squires has joined the Company in the newly-created position of President.
Mr. Squires brings to Sabine more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership and operational management in the petroleum, chemical and oleochemical industries in Canada, the United States, Germany and Malaysia. Prior to joining the Company, he served as President, North American Region, for Cognis Oleochemicals, and as Global Head of Operations for Emery Oleochemicals LLC, the largest North American oleochemicals producer, and one of the largest oleochemical companies globally. He also served more than 13 years with Huntsman Corporation where he was the operations director with responsibility for managing nine operating units in four locations in Canada and the U.S.
Mr. Squires earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Waterloo and is a graduate from the Operations Management program from the IVEY School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
"We are extremely pleased and enthusiastic about Bob's addition to the team," said David Robinson, a member of Sabine's Board of Directors. "Sabine's unique position in the biodiesel industry as a consumer of exclusively inedible waste fats and oils ties directly with his past leadership and experience managing the largest oleochemical company in North America. His extensive experience in these industries will enable him to play a key role in growing Sabine into a world-class biorefinery and position the Company as a complementary process to traditional refining."
About Sabine Biofuels
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sabine Biofuels (www.sabinebiofuels.com) is constructing a 30-million gallon-per-year biorefinery in Port Arthur, Texas, which is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2012. Co-owned equally by Endicott Biofuels and HollyFrontier Corporation, Sabine is able to use exclusively inedible waste fats and oils as its feedstock on a continuous and continually-variable basis as market conditions demand, and produce greater than 99 percent pure biodiesel.
About HollyFrontier Corporation
HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC www.hollyfrontier.com), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is among the largest independent petroleum refiners in the U.S. with operations throughout the mid-continent, southwestern and Rocky Mountain regions. The Company produces and markets gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, heavy products and specialty lubricant products. It operates five complex refineries with 443,000 barrels per day of crude oil processing capacity and manufactures and markets lubricants and specialty products through a subsidiary.
About Endicott Biofuels
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Endicott Biofuels, LLC (www.endicottbiofuels.com) is a diversified biofuels technology company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to enhance the world's energy sustainability. In addition to developing exclusive second generation biodiesel technology, EBF has nine patents pending for the production of biofuel and its application to transportation fuels.
SOURCE Sabine Biofuels LLC