Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) and Plains GP Holdings (NYSE: PAGP) today announced that Willie Chiang has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PAA’s U.S. operating and commercial activities. Mr. Chiang will report directly to Harry N. Pefanis, PAA’s President.
“Harry and I have worked closely with Willie in a number of capacities for several years and we are very pleased to have him join our team,” stated Greg L. Armstrong, Chairman & CEO of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Armstrong noted that Mr. Chiang has over 30 years of energy industry experience across the entire value chain, most recently serving as EVP Operations for Occidental Petroleum Corp., where among his other responsibilities he oversaw Oxy’s direct investment in PAA’s general partner.
“As a result of our prior relationships, Willie possesses a solid understanding of PAA’s history, culture, strategy and vision for the future, and we believe Willie’s experience, leadership skills and judgment immediately strengthen our executive management team. Willie’s addition to our executive management team also provides solid visibility for the future leadership of our organization.”
Prior to joining Oxy in 2012, Mr. Chiang held increasingly responsible positions at ConocoPhillips, most recently as Senior Vice President, Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial. Previous ConocoPhillips roles included President, Downstream Strategy & Specialties, and a number of key Refining Management roles. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he spent 6 years with Powerine Oil Company in Los Angeles and 9 years at Chevron. He has also served on the boards of DCP Midstream and Chevron Phillips Chemical and has been very involved with the American Petroleum Institute.
Mr. Chiang holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (“NGL”), natural gas and refined products. PAA owns an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, PAA handles over 4.2 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL on its pipelines. PAA is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Plains GP Holdings is a publicly traded entity that owns an interest in the general partner and incentive distribution rights of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., one of the largest energy infrastructure and logistics companies in North America. PAGP is headquartered in Houston, Texas.