Tauber Oil Company is among the leading suppliers of domestic feedstocks for reforming and olefin cracking. Our staff is experienced in the supply and marketing of reforming and paraffinic naphtha, raffinate and VGO for domestic consumption. Each member of the feedstocks team brings hands-on experience with the refineries and chemical plants that we support. Our experience places us in a position to respond well, on a real-time basis, to the changing needs of our customers.
Tauber Oil Company maintains adequate storage capacity to provide liquidity and prompt service to our term and spot customers. This storage gives us blending capability, which is essential in meeting the specific needs of our customers.
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Kevin Wilson joined Tauber Oil Company in July 1992 as Transportation Manager in the petrochemicals business unit. He later transitioned to the Intermediate Feedstocks business unit as Vice President.
Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Kevin was the Gulf Coast Marine Operations Coordinator at Coastal Corporation.
Kevin received his degree in Business Administration from Texas Lutheran College in 1985.
Mauricio Ruiz joined Tauber Oil Company in February 2015 as Vice President. His primary focus is in business development, origination, and trading of feedstocks, crude, and distillates, with special emphasis in the Latin American markets.
Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Mauricio worked as a Senior Vice President in the Energy Markets Division of Macquarie Bank Limited. He also held various positions over a span of 13 years at BP Products North America Inc.
Mauricio holds a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School, an MS in International Business, an MBA from New Hampshire College, and a BA in Business Administration and Communications from Hanover College.
Dack Franks joined Tauber Oil Company in August 2007 as Operations Manager in the Heavy and Intermediate Feedstocks business unit. His experience in the industry and relationships with industry counterparts provides comprehensive knowledge of markets, opportunities, and competitor activities for optimization of his position in our Feedstocks business unit.
Prior to his tenure at Tauber Oil Company, Dack was a Distribution Coordinator at Texas Aromatics, LP in Houston, TX. At Texas Aromatics he managed and optimized the operations and shipping activities for several product groups, including the coordination of transportation scheduling, inspection services, analytical requests, and provided operational support to their customers and suppliers. He also participated in rate negotiations for freight, storage and inspection services.
Dack received his BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University – College Station, TX in 1998.
Jay Brewer joined Tauber Oil Company in June 2011 as Operations Manager in the Intermediate and Heavy Feedstocks business unit.
Prior to his tenure at Tauber Oil Company, Jay worked for Saybolt and Intertek inspection companies serving in various positions and locations (domestic and foreign). Jay gained hands on experience with many different bulk liquid cargos from the well to the end user with pipeline, railcar, truck and marine shipping experience. He held various management positions over 15 years, and had P&L responsibility for up to six different business streams. Jay learned planning, forecasting, budgeting, capital expenditures, acquisitions and many other valuable tools for business growth and success, all applicable and beneficial to his position in our Feedstocks business unit.
Jay attended Louisiana State University after graduating with honors from high school, and received his Finance degree from University of Houston Clear Lake in 2008 – graduating Magna Cum Laude.