Courtney Ruth is Senior Vice President, Operations of TPC Group. Mr. Ruth oversees the operations, maintenance, environmental, health, safety and security, Operational Excellence, capital and reliability for the Company. Mr. Ruth has been instrumental in driving the execution of the Company's capital and reliability programs and was the overall lead on the successful completion of the Company's recent turnaround on its dehydro unit.
He joined TPC Group in March of 2016 as Vice President, Reliability and Capital Project Management.Mr. Ruth has more than 30 years of extensive experience in refining, chemicals (olefins, polyolefins, PO and MEOH) and pipeline operations. Prior to joining TPC group, Mr. Ruth held leadership roles with progressive responsibility at LyondellBasell including manager of pipeline operations and several site manager positions.
At the time of his departure Mr. Ruth was site leader of LyondellBasell’s Channelview, Texas facility, which is one of the largest chemical facilities along the gulf coast. Mr. Ruth brings significant Operational Excellence experience in operations, maintenance and reliability in support of TPC’s business and operation goals. Mr. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.
About TPC Group
TPC Group is a recognized global leader in producing value-added products derived from petrochemical raw materials such as C4 hydrocarbons, and a provider of critical infrastructure and logistics services along the Gulf Coast. We deliver a diverse range of quality products to chemical and petroleum-based companies worldwide. Our employees are committed to safely making these products in a manner that is protective of our environment and respectful of the communities where we have operations. Integrity is stamped into everything we do – from the quality of chemicals we produce to the dependable services we provide.
With an operating history of 75 years, we are the largest independent processor of crude C4 and a leader in North America across all our major product lines.