Arthur (Art) Klein joins Pilko with over ten years of commensurate experience in overall governance, building and structuring high profiting petroleum companies and their primary stakeholders.
Art was Vice President of Refining at CITGO where he led the Refining Division of the sixth-largest refining company in the US with refining revenues of $20 billion. He was responsible for the business operations of the three CITGO refineries (combined capacity of 825,000 BPD and 4,500 CITGO and contract employees), including the health, safety, and environmental performance, CITGO capital investment program, and the company’s crude, feedstock, and product supply chain system regulations. Art was also responsible for the governance of the entire refining division and assisted in the board leadership of the company, focusing on consulting executive leaders on how to optimize growth and improve performance so that the entire company structure can function at the highest level.
Prior to that, Art was Vice President, Lake Charles Refinery responsible for managing all aspects of the refinery operation (425M barrels per day and 2,500 CITGO and contract employees). Art was also Vice President, CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery responsible for managing all aspects of the refinery operation (225M barrels per day and 1,200 CITGO and contract employees). He increased fund allocation efforts and managed the training operations for hires.
- Served on the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturing Association Board of Directors
- Active membership in several American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturing Association Committees (Process Safety Advisory Group and Manufacturing Committees)
- Served on the Texas Oil & Gas Association Board of Directors
- Served as President of PDV Midwest, LLC, Director of CITGO Products Pipeline Company, Director of CITGO East Coast Oil Corporation and Director of Cumene Associates.
Art received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana.