Tauber’s Refined Products Department trades refined products with refiners, traders, distributors, and end-users. We provide innovative solutions to complex problems using both physical and financial markets. Our long-term relationships with different market participants gives us the leverage to create value for our customers, as we strive to meet and exceed their expectations in every way possible.
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Blake Hale joined Tauber Oil Company in March 2014 to manage Pipeline Operations for the Refined Products business unit. His current focus is now trading, marketing, and domestic supply of gasoline and distillates.
Prior to joining the Tauber team, Blake spent five years in the industry as a Financial Analyst, and then in Risk Management at ENI Trading & Shipping, Inc.
Blake graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Finance.
Brian Clayton joined Tauber Oil Company in January 2016 to handle all of the domestic operations for the Refined Products business unit.
Prior to joining the Tauber team, Brian spent five years in the trading industry as a Trading Assistant, and then as Risk Management for multiple global trading organizations.
Brian received his BBA in Finance and Economics from Texas Tech University.
Lucas joined Tauber Oil Company in December 2017 as Vice President Fuel Marketing. His primary focus is trading refined products and marketing wholesale fuels across the United States.
Prior to joining Tauber Oil Company, Lucas worked at Noble Petroleum as Wholesale Marketing Manager for two years, marketing and trading the Mid Continent markets. He also held various refined products business development positions over a span of five years at Petroleum Traders.
Lucas holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Rachel Clary joined Tauber Oil Company in November 2005 as Contract Administrator for the Feedstock business unit. Her years of experience include various roles from Accounting to Contract Manager. In 2017 she was promoted to Refined Product Scheduler and began scheduling pipeline and truck movements.
Rachel received her BA in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2004.
Suzanne Downey joined Tauber Oil in February 2018 as the Wholesale Fuels Customer Service Manager.
Suzanne has almost 30 years experience in the energy industry, including roles in upstream and downstream corporations. She has worked in the refined products industry since 2001.
Suzanne serves on the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange International downstream committee.
Suzanne attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.