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Carbon Black Feedstocks

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Our Carbon Black Feedstock blends are made with the highest quality products available in the market today. Tauber Oil Company is the leading supplier of Carbon Black Feedstock.

Since 1990 Tauber Oil Company has served the Carbon Black industry around the world, from Texas to Thailand, and everywhere in between.

Tauber Oil Company’s unique relationships throughout the supply chain – from suppliers, to marine transportation, to the customer – empowers us to provide unparalleled service to the industry. The Tauber Carbon Black team, with over 125 years of combined industry experience, delivers a quality product, provides reliable and timely transportation, and provides first class service to fit the unique needs of each customer.

Click on a team member below to view their biography and contact information.

OWNER / PRINCIPAL
David W. Tauber, Sr.

David W. Tauber, Sr.

OWNER / PRINCIPAL

As one of two Principals of The Tauber Companies, David actively directs the Carbon Black Feedstocks Division for all domestic and international market development. Additionally, he oversees the day-to-day operations of Tauber, including trading, banking, accounting, administration, and risk management.

David is a member on the Board of Trustees of the Carolina College of Biblical Studies and the Liberty Institute. He serves on the President’s Cabinet for the College of Biblical Studies, the largest minority biblical college in the U.S., as well as the Advisory Board of Yellowstone Academy, both in Houston, Texas. He actively serves at Second Baptist Church of Houston as a Deacon and as Chairman of the Finance Committee.

David graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. After graduation, he immediately joined Tauber Oil Company, then under the direction of O.J. Tauber, Sr.

VICE PRESIDENT - SUPPLY & MARKETING
Bobby Combs

Bobby Combs

VICE PRESIDENT - SUPPLY & MARKETING

Bobby joined Tauber Oil Company in July, 2007 as Vice President of Carbon Black Feedstocks, Supply and Marketing, focusing on domestic and export customers.

Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Bobby held positions at Degussa Engineered Carbons as VP of Purchasing, focused on Carbon Black Feedstocks and risk management, and worked as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, specializing in the petroleum industry.

Bobby is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University.  He is an avid golfer, and has been a dedicated supporter of youth sports in the Sugar Land, TX area.

VICE PRESIDENT - CARBON BLACK FEEDSTOCK
Kavan Mehta

Kavan Mehta

VICE PRESIDENT - CARBON BLACK FEEDSTOCK

Kavan Mehta joined Tauber Oil Company in February 2003.  As Vice President of the Carbon Black Feedstocks business unit, Kavan is primarily responsible for International Sales. Over the last several years, Kavan has developed an extensive understanding of customer requirements and has built a strong relationship with all major Carbon Black producers around the globe.  Additionally, Kavan actively participates in operations and risk management of the department.

Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Kavan was a Management Consultant for Ernst and Young, LLP, and Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP.

Kavan holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. He is fluent in Hindi and has a keen appreciation of the game of Cricket.

VP – TRANSPORTATION & MARKETING
Jan M. Hicks

Jan M. Hicks

VP – TRANSPORTATION & MARKETING

Jan Hicks joined Tauber Oil Company in October 2003 as Operations Manager in the Residual Fuels and Blending Components business units, and was later promoted to Vice President – Transportation & Marketing, adding the Carbon Black Feedstock’s business unit to her realm of responsibilities.

She is responsible for vessel chartering/operations for international trade, and barge chartering/operations for inland domestic trade. Her years of experience in the industry also include agency management/operations, ship owners’ chartering & operations, and refinery scheduling.

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jeff Bryant joined Tauber Oil Company in December 2006 as Operations Manager in the Carbon Black Feedstocks business unit. His responsibilities include carbon black oil operations management in the United States, including export blending and related operations.

Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Jeff’s past industry experience includes 13+ years of inspection and testing.

 
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