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CITGO names Chris Kiesling Assistant Vice President

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CITGO Petroleum Corporation today named Chris Kiesling as the company’s new Assistant Vice President Light Oils Operations and Marketing, where he will oversee all activities related to Terminals and Pipelines, Brand Development, Light Oils Sales, Light Oils Pricing and Business Analysis.

“Chris Kiesling brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role,” said CITGO Vice President Supply and Marketing Karl Schmidt. “He understands our extensive supply network and the needs of our marketers, who rely on the strength of the CITGO brand to build their business. Chris will be laser-focused on exceeding customer expectations and growing our share of the light oils market.”


Kiesling has 21 years’ experience at CITGO, beginning his career in Credit Card and Light Oils Customer Service before advancing to roles such as Senior Hydrocarbon Scheduler, Region Supply Manager, Manager Business Services, Manager of Product Supply and Exchanges, and General Manager Light Oils Marketing. Kiesling holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas.

Greg Caponegro, who previously served as Manager Wholesale Region Sales-Northeast, has been named General Manager Light Oils marketing replacing Kiesling. Caponegro brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role, 11 of which he served at CITGO. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from La Salle University.

Bill Fagan has been named Manager Wholesale Region Sales-Northeast, replacing Greg Caponegro. Fagan brings 20 years of industry experience to the role. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Justice from Salve Regina University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

CITGO also named Jack McCrossin as General Manager Terminal Facilities and Pipeline. McCrossin brings more than 39 years of health, safety and environmental experience to his role. Most recently, McCrossin served as the Manager Safety, Health, Environment and Security within Terminals and Pipelines before assuming the General Manager role on an interim basis. McCrossin holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Slippery Rock University.

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