NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced today that the company’s Board of Directors approved five senior executive promotions and the addition of a new senior executive.
The company’s four most senior officers, Brad Barron, Steve Blank, Rick Bluntzer and Mary Rose Brown, have all been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President, and Tom Shoaf, Vice President and Controller, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Controller. NuStar also announced that Doug Comeau has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning.
“We are very excited about bringing aboard Doug and promoting several of our senior leaders in recognition of their leadership, hard work, dedication to the company and the important role each of them has played and continues to play in the growth and development of NuStar,” said Curt Anastasio, president and CEO of NuStar Energy L.P. “We have an outstanding senior management team that will undoubtedly help NuStar achieve even greater success in the years to come.”
Barron serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and oversees all aspects of the company’s legal division, assures compliance with securities laws, oversees health, safety and environmental compliance, and manages the real estate, right-of-way and customs and trade compliance groups.Blank serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, and he supervises the Controller and oversees corporate finance, external reporting, investor relations, risk management and treasury. Bluntzer serves as Executive Vice President of Operations and oversees NuStar’s extensive international pipeline, terminal and asphalt and fuels refining operations in eight different countries. Brown serves as Executive Vice President of Administration and is responsible for the company’s corporate communications, government relations, human resources, corporate services and aviation departments. She is also responsible for overseeing NuStar’s charitable contributions through the NuStar Foundation.