Board of Directors
References to “Predecessor” on this site refer to Calumet Lubricants Co., Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries, the assets and liabilities of which were contributed to Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. and its subsidiaries upon the completion of our initial public offering in 2006. References on this site to “our general partner” refer to Calumet GP, LLC, the general partner of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Jr. has served as the chairman of the board of our general partner since September 2005. Mr. Fehsenfeld also served as the vice chairman of the board of our Predecessor from 1990 until our initial public offering. Mr. Fehsenfeld has worked for The Heritage Group in various capacities since 1977 and has served as its managing trustee since 1980. Mr. Fehsenfeld received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and his M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School.
As co-founder of our Predecessor, Mr. Fehsenfeld has an extensive knowledge base regarding the Company’s operations and has participated in all major strategic decision making for the Company and our Predecessor since their inception. In his role as managing trustee of The Heritage Group, Mr. Fehsenfeld serves in lead executive roles, including the role of chairman and chief executive officer, for a multitude of different companies within The Heritage Group, providing breadth of experience in leadership and management across a wide variety of industries, including energy. Since 2008, Mr. Fehsenfeld has served as chairman of the board of directors of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., a publicly-traded environmental services company which is owned in part by The Heritage Group.
F. William Grube currently is our executive vice chairman and has served as the chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board of our general partner from January 2011 to March 2015. From September 2005 through December 2010, Mr. Grube served as chief executive officer, president and director of our general partner. Mr. Grube has also served as president and chief executive officer of our Predecessor from 1990 until our initial public offering. From 1973 to 1989, Mr. Grube served as executive vice president of Rock Island Refining Corporation. Mr. Grube received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Grube is the father of Jennifer G. Straumins, Vice President, Strategy and Development of our general partner.
As co-founder of our Predecessor and through his role as the chief executive officer since inception, Mr. Grube possesses unique experience relative to the management of the Company on a day-to-day basis over a significant time period and across all functional areas of the Company. Mr. Grube has significant technical expertise in refining developed over the course of his career, with both the Company and our Predecessor, as well as another refining company which specialized in the production of fuel products.
James S. Carter has served as a member of the board of directors of our general partner since January 2006. Mr. Carter served as U.S. regional director of Exxon Mobil Fuels Company, the fuels subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, from 1999 until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Carter received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Tulane University.
Mr. Carter brings extensive marketing and managerial experience with one of the largest integrated energy companies in the world. He possesses a broad background in petroleum products marketing, with specific experience in the marketing of fuel products.
Amy Schumacher has been the President of Monument Chemicals, Inc. and Haltermann Solutions since 2008, where she guides the strategic growth of each business. Prior to joining Monument Chemicals, Schumacher worked for The Heritage Group leading a variety of growth projects and, prior to this assignment, was employed as a consultant with Accenture. Schumacher received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and her M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School. She currently serves as a Trustee for The Heritage Group and sits on a number of private subsidiary boards.
Robert E. Funk has served as a member of the board of directors of our general partner since January 2006. Mr. Funk previously served as vice president-corporate planning and economics of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a refiner and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products, from 1997 until his retirement in December 2004. Mr. Funk previously served CITGO or its predecessor, Cities Services Company, as general manager-facilities planning from 1988 to 1997, general manager-lubricants operations from 1983 to 1988 and manager-refinery east, Lake Charles refinery from 1982 to 1983. Mr. Funk received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.
Mr. Funk has extensive refining industry experience including planning, operations and managerial roles for a large multinational refining company. His broad background of experience provides helpful insight to the Company in its implementation of strategic initiatives and its refinery operations in general.
Dan Sajkowski, has nearly three decades of experience in the energy industry with specific expertise in the crude oil refining sector. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President, Growth and New Ventures for The Heritage Group. Prior to joining The Heritage Group, Sajkowski was the Business Unit Leader for six years at BP's Whiting Refinery, the fourth largest refinery in the United States, where he was responsible for initiating a $4 billion modernization of the refinery. During his career with BP/Amoco, he also held positions as the Manager of Integrated Supply and Trading and Vice President of Refining Technology worldwide with facilities in Sunbury, England and outside of Chicago. During his career, Sajkowski has held numerous other management positions in refinery operations and research and development. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1986. He also completed The General Manager Program at Harvard University in 2000.
George C. Morris III has served as a member of the board of directors of our general partner since May 2009. Mr. Morris has served as president of Morris Energy Advisors, Inc. since March 2009 and most recently served as a managing director at Merrill Lynch & Co. from December 2006 until his retirement in March 2009. Mr. Morris served as a managing director of investment banking at Petrie Parkman & Co. until its acquisition by Merrill Lynch in December 2006 and also served as a managing director of investment banking at Simmons & Company International and as a director of investment banking at First Boston Corporation. Mr. Morris holds B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Morris is also a member of the board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc., a public company which produces thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines.
Mr. Morris’ long tenure in the investment banking industry with a focus on the energy sector provides unique breadth of experience to the board of directors in areas of finance and capital markets. In his role as a financial advisor to the Company prior to joining the board of directors, Mr. Morris gained significant insight into the Company’s operations and strategy.