Tauber Oil Company is present in Latin America through its wholly owned subsidiaries Tauber Oil Colombia S.A.S and Tauber Oil México S.R.L de C.V. Tauber also has active commercial relationships with the National Oil Companies (NOC’s) of Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago and well as a host of privately owned companies in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation sectors.”
Tauber deploys resources in Latin America by collaborating with top industry service providers in each Country where we do business. Tauber has substantial storage capacity in the USGC to support its business for Latin America. In addition, Tauber also secures storage capacity in Countries throughout the region to support its local business as required.
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.
Lory T. Whitley joined Tauber Oil Company in September 1999 as a Transportation Manager for Tauber Petrochemical Co. She spent 6 years gaining valuable knowledge of the petrochemical industry and focusing on transportation methods; namely trucking, railcars, and inventory management. In 2005 Lory moved to the Residual Fuels business unit, gaining knowledge of the Carbon Black and Residual Fuel industries. She is responsible for developing the transportation safety department for Tauber Oil Company. In 2011, Lory took advantage of opportunities at GATX Rail and GeoMetrix, leasing tank and freight cars and selling railcar tracking software, respectively. She then returned to Tauber Oil Company in 2014 as a Manager of Business Development, then, promoted to Vice President of Tauber Oil Company in January 2015.
Lory is a Board Director for the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS), a member of the Houston Transportation Professionals Association (HTPA), and a volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital with His Grace Foundation.
Lory graduated from the University of Arizona in 1998 with a degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics and Public Policy.
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.