Tesoro announces management changes

By OGJ editors
Houston, Mar. 25 -- Tesoro Corp., San Antonio, has named Bill Finnerty as executive vice-president, strategy and asset management. Everett Lewis was named executive vice-president and chief operating officer, succeeding Finnerty.

Separately, Chuck Flagg was named senior vice-president, system optimization.

Finnerty joined Tesoro in 2003 and was elected executive vice-president and chief operating officer in 2006. Prior to joining Tesoro, Finnerty held several positions within the then-ChevronTexaco system in the areas of logistics and trading.

Lewis joined Tesoro in 1999 as senior vice-president, strategic projects, and has 38 years of refining experience. Prior to joining Tesoro, he worked in and consulted for the refining industry, including managing Tesoro's Hawaii refinery for a prior owner. Before his latest appointment, Lewis provided leadership and oversight for the company's corporate strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, external affairs, performance management, and industry analysis areas.

Flagg joined Tesoro in 2005 as senior vice-president, supply and optimization, and has 33 years of experience in the refining industry. Previously, Flagg held several positions within the Texaco and Shell systems including optimizing Shell's West Coast system. Most recently, Flagg was Tesoro's senior vice-president, strategy.

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