Motiva names Brian Coffman as new president and CEO

Brian Coffman, former senior vice president of refining for Andeavor Corporation, has been named president and chief executive officer of Motiva Enterprises LLC. He succeeds Dan Romasko, who has served Motiva in these positions for the past four years.

“I’ve watched as Motiva has made significant strides over the last four years to transform its business through focused improvement efforts under Dan’s leadership,” said Coffman. “I am thrilled to be part of the journey ahead for Motiva as we explore new opportunities for growth and development.”

Since December 2013, Coffman has provided strategic operational leadership to the refineries within the Andeavor (formerly known as Tesoro) portfolio. Prior to that, he spent 30 years with Conoco serving in a variety of domestic and foreign leadership roles in refining, transportation, pipeline, marketing, and strategy and planning.

Coffman earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Utah State University. He is also a veteran who served eight years in the U.S. Air Force and Utah Air National Guard prior to beginning his career in the oil and gas industry.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., Motiva refines, distributes and markets petroleum products throughout the United States. Motiva owns and operates North America’s largest refinery in Port Arthur, Texas with a crude capacity of more than 600,000 barrels a day. The company also operates the country’s largest lubricant plant. Under exclusive, long-term brand licenses with Shell and Phillips 66 (for the 76® Brand), Motiva’s marketing operations support more than 5,000 retail gasoline stations.

Motiva was formed by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 1998, which operated it as a 50-50 refining and marketing joint venture since 2002. In March 2017, Saudi Aramco and Shell finalized an agreement to split up the joint venture. Saudi Refining Inc. retained ownership of the Motiva Enterprises LLC name and legal entity, including the Port Arthur refinery.