Gary R. Parker – Founder|
Barry W. Frazier – President
As Director of Business Development at Center Oil Company, Barry drove the evolution of Center Ethanol from concept to reality. From the initial feasibility work, site and contractor selection, strategic positioning and financial structuring, Center Ethanol broke ground in October, 2006 and began operation in April 2008. Barry has been involved in the energy industry business for the last thirty-five years. His tenures with Apex Oil Company, Clark Oil & Refining, Transcanada Pipelines, Ameren Energy and Center Oil Company provide a broad range of domestic and international experience and contacts. His background includes extensive trading, marketing, management, refining and business development responsibilities in crude oil, finished light products, residual fuels, natural gas, electricity and renewable fuels.
Doug Senn - General Manager
Doug joined Center Ethanol in late 2010. A chemical engineer from Auburn University, Doug has been employed by URS Corporation for the last ten years and, previously, Betz/Dearborn and Calgon Corporation. Doug has extensive experience in chemical weapons disposal, hazardous waste management, fossil and nuclear power plant operations and numerous other heavy industrial processes.
Kurtis Clay – Operations Manager
Kurtis came to Center Ethanol in 2007 at plant startup as a member of the Operations team. Kurtis has in-depth knowledge of the ethanol production process from his time at Center Ethanol. Kurtis has a BS in Computer Science from Saint Louis University.
Denny Crown – Logistics Manager
Denny brings thirty-five years of energy expertise to Center Ethanol after serving as Operations Manager for Center Terminal Companies – a privately held operator of approximately four million barrels of light product storage. Denny began his career at Apex Oil Company handling various roles including products scheduling, products trading and tanker chartering. He moved to Clark Oil’s Hartford oil refinery in the mid-1980s and was responsible for tank farm operations, oil movements and gasoline blending until the refinery was dismantled/sold in 2002.
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