Mr. Coffman joined TPC Group's Board of Directors in 2022. He is the former President and CEO of Motiva, a position he held from January 2018 through July 2022. He was accountable for guiding Motiva's strategy, operations, and resources to achieve its vision of becoming the safest and most profitable Americas downstream business.
Mr. Coffman was passionate and instrumental in strengthening the company's culture of safety, reliability, teamwork, empowerment, and operational excellence. 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, the largest in North America, grew marketing and sales, and established international trading.
Prior to his role at Motiva, Mr. Coffman served as Senior Vice President, Refining for Andeavor (now part of Marathon Petroleum), leading the operation of 10 refineries throughout the western United States from 2013 through 2017.
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.
Mr. 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 also served as an executive director on Motiva's board, and has 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.
Mr. Coffman served eight years in the United States Air Force. Following his service in the armed forces, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Utah State University.