Leadership

John Burns

Executive Vice President-Manufacturing

Mr. Burns became the Company’s Executive Vice President of Manufacturing in February 2020.  He brings 30 years of operating experience in petroleum refining and chemical manufacturing industries including 8 years of experience in the nitrogen-based fertilizers and industrial feedstocks sector.  His leadership roles include Reliability Engineering Manager, Area Operations Manager, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Director of Operations Excellence and Vice President of Operations leading multiple facilities.  In these roles, he has improved performance in the key operating categories of safety, environmental stewardship, production performance and cost, and product quality.  He has demonstrated skills and capability in process safety excellence, leadership development and coaching, competitive benchmarking, dynamic work design, lean process implementation and digital innovation.  John graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX with a BS in Engineering Technology and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX with an MBA.