Flint Hills appoints Dillon as VP for Corpus Christi refineries
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Flint Hills appoints Dillon as VP for Corpus Christi refineries

Flint Hills Resources announced that Rodney Dillon has assumed the role of vice  president and manufacturing manager for its Corpus Christi, Texas, area refineries. These two refineries have a combined crude oil capacity of 343,000 barrels per day.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Flint Hills Resources is an independent company and wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest private companies in America. 

Dillon will lead local  operations with a workforce of more than 1,000 full time employees and contractors.  

He has more than two decades of experience in the refining industry and has been with Flint Hill Resources  since 2005. Dillion previously served in a wide range of leadership roles, including managing several Reliability Centers, Construction Services, Field Services, and Operations Production.  

Dillon is a Texas native who earned his mechanical engineering degree from Texas A&M University at  College Station, Texas. 

He succeeds Brook Vickery who was recently named senior vice president of Operations at INVISTA.  Both Flint Hills Resources and INVISTA are subsidiaries of Koch Industries. 

“Rodney’s decades of experience and deep industry knowledge will serve him well as the new leader of  our Corpus Christi refineries,” said Phil Gaarder, executive vice president of operations for Flint Hills  Resources. “I’m confident that under Rodney’s leadership our Corpus Christi refineries will continue to  operate safely and with respect for the environment and our communities.”  

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead our Corpus Christi operations and work with our  extraordinary employees to continuously innovate and transform our operations.” said Dillon.