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November 18, 2013

Flint Hills names Denny Wiseman plant manager; former manager to study initiatives for PA plant

PORT ARTHUR — Flint Hills Resources has named Denzel (Denny) Wiseman as plant manager of its Port Arthur chemical facility. Jeff Tilley, formerly in the role, has been appointed to the newly created position of ventures director—responsible for the design, integration and implementation of projects and initiatives the company is evaluating for its Port Arthur facility.

“Expanding the capabilities of the site’s leadership team will allow us to continue our constant focus on safe, reliable operations, while simultaneously improving our competitive position and focus on the strategic growth of the facility,” said Phil Gaarder, vice president of operations for Flint Hills Resources. Our Port Arthur facility has made a tremendous amount of improvement over the past several years, and more transformational changes are anticipated in the coming years.”

Wiseman brings a long career of ethylene cracker and derivatives plant leadership experience, including managing the Equistar Chemical Company’s facility in Channelview, Texas, from 2001 to 2008. Jeff’s experience and perspective as site manager over the past four years make him uniquely qualified to lead a team focused on future growth opportunities in Port Arthur.

About Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company. Its subsidiaries market products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers, and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt. The company, based in Wichita, Kan., has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $7.6 billion since 2002. With more than 4,000 employees, Flint Hill Resources strives to create value for customers and society. More on Flint Hills Resources can be found at

The company’s chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas, is a U.S. producer of ethylene and propylene, which are basic building blocks used to manufacture a variety of components from medical devices to appliance components.

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