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Rinker to succeed Coffman as president and CEO of Motiva

Rinker to succeed Coffman as president and CEO of Motiva
Photo of Jeff Rinker courtesy of Motiva

Motiva Enterprises announced that Jeff Rinker will succeed Brian Coffman as president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective July 1, 2022. Coffman, who will exit the CEO post on June 30, has led Motiva Enterprises since 2018.

“Under Brian’s leadership, Motiva achieved best-ever production and reliability performance and successfully entered new markets,” said Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, chairman of Motiva’s Board of Directors and Saudi Aramco’s senior vice president of Downstream. 

Motiva Enterprises owns and operates the Port Arthur Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.A., the largest oil refinery in North America. The refinery operates the largest single lube base oil plant in the United States. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, it operates as a distributor of Shell and 76 branded gasoline within its operating territory. 

Motiva Enterprises LLC was formed on July 1, 1998 as a joint venture between Texaco, Saudi Refining and  Shell Oil Co. In 2001, Texaco was purchased by  Chevron and its interest in Motiva was sold to Shell Oil and Saudi Refining, Inc. on February 13,  2002. Shell sold its interest in Motiva Enterprises to Saudi Aramco in 2017. 

Rinker brings more than 30 years of downstream and midstream energy experience to Motiva, including leading international organizations. Prior to joining Motiva, Rinker served as CEO of Limetree Bay Energy and as executive vice president of Downstream and Midstream for Husky Energy. 

“I’ve long admired Motiva for its best-in-class operations, exceptional company values and industry leadership,” said Rinker. “I’m thrilled to join such a high-performing organization and look forward to building on the strong foundation that Brian developed while strengthening Motiva’s position in the Aramco family of companies.”

At Husky Energy, Rinker was responsible for refining, upgrading, trading, pipeline, and fuels marketing activities. He developed and implemented an optimization-led business model across six refineries and upgraders to deliver improved safety, reliability, and profitability. Rinker began his career at BP and later served in executive positions at OMV.

Rinker earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with honors. He has also completed executive programs at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and Case Western Reserve University.