Brian Coffman

Senior Lead Advisor

Brian Coffman recently joined Pilko & Associates as Senior Lead Advisor.  He currently serves on the Board of TPC Group (a petrochemicals manufacturing company) where he also serves as the Chairman of the HSE Committee. He is also on the Advisory Board of Imubit (a Deep Learning Process Control technology).

Coffman is the former President and CEO of Motiva, a position he held from January 2018 through July 2022. Motiva is a $40 billion a year revenue company in the US refining, petrochemicals, marketing, and midstream industry.

In this role, Brian was passionate and instrumental in strengthening the company’s culture of safety, reliability, teamwork, empowerment, and operational excellence across the company. Under his leadership, Motiva entered the petrochemicals business with the acquisition of Flint Hills Resources Port Arthur; achieved record-setting safety and reliability performance at the Port Arthur Manufacturing Complex, which is the largest in North America, grew marketing and sales, and established international trading.

He has nearly 40 years of industry experience in operating and executive leadership positions across the petroleum industry, having worked in Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and various locations throughout the United States.

Prior to role at Motiva, Coffman served as Senior Vice President, Refining, for Andeavor (now part of Marathon Petroleum) leading the operation of 10 refineries located throughout the western United States from 2013 through 2017.

Coffman began his career with Conoco in 1983. While at Conoco, he served in a variety of capacities and locations including Upgrader General Manager and executive committee member at Petrozuata in Venezuela; President of ConocoPhillips Pipeline in Houston, Texas; General Manager of Bayway Refinery in New Jersey; and General Manager, Humber Refinery, and Lead UK executive in the United Kingdom.

He formerly served as an executive director on Motiva’s board, he also served on the board and executive committee of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the board of the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the board of the Greater Houston Partnership.

Coffman received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Utah State University.

Following high school, he served eight years in the United States Air Force.