Suncor names executive vice-president, refining and marketing

Suncor Energy Inc. has promoted Kris Smith to executive vice-president, refining and marketing, effective Sept. 9.

Smith will be responsible for operations at Suncor’s four refineries in Canada and the US, as well as industrial, commercial, and retail marketing of refined products under the Petro-Canada brand. Smith also will have accountability for the lubricants worldwide business as well as Suncor’s renewable energy group.

Since 2012, Smith has served as senior vice-president, supply, trading, and corporate development. Since joining Suncor in 2000, Smith has held a variety of senior leadership roles in corporate group and business units including business services and strategic growth in the company’s downstream business as well as planning and strategy, energy, and utilities in the company's oil sands business.

Separately, Boris Jackman will retire on Sept. 30 after 20 years with the company. Before joining Petro-Canada, Jackman served as an executive vice-president of First Brands Canada Corp., and spent 14 years at Union Carbide Canada Ltd. in various management and technical positions. He joined Petro-Canada in 1993 as vice-president, western region, and in 1996 was appointed vice-president, central region. In 1998, Jackman became executive vice-president, refining and marketing.

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