tesoro appoints new svp of supply and optimization

Newly promoted Porter brings 28 years experience.

Tesoro Corp.’s board of directors has named Dan Porter as senior vice president, supply and optimization. Porter reports to Tesoro’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Bill Finnerty. Prior to his new position, Porter was senior vice president, marketing.

“Since joining Tesoro in 2001 when we acquired our Mandan and Salt Lake City refineries from BP/Amoco, Dan has made a significant contribution to our operations and business strategy,” said Finnerty. His in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the refining and marketing industry coupled with his excellent leadership skills have made him a valuable member of our senior leadership team.”

Porter joined Tesoro in 2001 as regional president of Tesoro’s Northern Great Plains Region and refinery manager for Tesoro’s Mandan, N.D. refinery. He also has held positions as Anacortes refinery manager and his most current role as senior vice president, marketing. Prior to joining Tesoro, Porter worked in a variety of key management positions with BP/Amoco and standard oil of Ohio. Porter has more than 28 years of experience in refining, marketing and supply and distribution.

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