People: Alon USA Energy Inc (ALJ)

ALJ on New York Consolidated

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16 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Wiessman

59 2005 Executive Chairman of the Board

Paul Eisman

58 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Morris

62 2011 Vice Chairman of the Board

Shai Even

45 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Joseph Lipman

67 President and Chief Executive Officer of SCS

Kyle McKeen

50 President and Chief Executive Officer of Alon Brands

James Ranspot

43 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jimmy Crosby

55 2012 Senior Vice President - Refining

Claire Hart

58 2004 Senior Vice President

Alan Moret

59 2008 Senior Vice President - Supply

Michael Oster

42 2008 Senior Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions

Jeff Brorman

46 2013 Vice President - Refining - Big Spring

Gregg Byers

59 2012 Vice President - Refining - Krotz Springs

Glenn Clausen

2012 Vice President - Refining - West Coast

Itzhak Bader

68 2000 Director

Boaz Biran

51 2002 Director

Shraga Biran

82 2013 Director

Yeshayahu Pery

80 2008 Presiding Director

Oded Rubinstein

53 2012 Director

Ronald Haddock

73 2000 Independent Director

Zalman Segal

77 2005 Independent Director

Avraham Shochat

78 2005 Independent Director

Jack Lascar

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Biographies

Name Description

David Wiessman

Mr. David Wiessman is an Executive Chairman of the Board of Alon USA Energy, Inc. He has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alon since July 2000 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alon from its formation in 2000 until May 2005. Mr. Wiessman has over 30 years of oil industry and marketing experience. Since 1994, Mr. Wiessman has been Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd., or Alon Israel, Alon's parent company. In 1987, Mr. Wiessman became Chief Executive Officer of, and a stockholder in, Bielsol Investments (1987) Ltd., or Bielsol, which acquired a 50% interest in Alon Israel in 1992. In 1976, after serving in the Israeli Air Force, he became Chief Executive Officer of Bielsol Ltd., a privately-owned Israeli company that owns and operates gasoline stations and owns real estate in Israel. Since August 2012, Mr. Wiessman has been Executive Chairman of the Board of the general partner of Alon USA Partners, LP, or Alon Partners, which is listed on the NYSE. Mr. Wiessman has also been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alon Holdings Blue Square-Israel, Ltd., which is listed on the NYSE and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, or TASE, since 2003; Chairman of Blue Square Real Estate Ltd., which is listed on the TASE, since 2006; and Executive Chairman of the Board and President of Dor-Alon Energy Israel (1988) Ltd., which is listed on the TASE, since 2005, and all of which are subsidiaries of Alon Israel. Mr. Wiessman has also been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc., or Krotz Springs, since 2008. Krotz Springs is a subsidiary of Alon through which Alon conducts its Louisiana refining business and which has publicly traded debt in the United States. The Board has concluded that Mr. Wiessman's vision, business expertise, industry experience, leadership skills and devotion to community service qualify him to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Paul Eisman

Mr. Paul Eisman is President, Chief Executive Officer of Alon USA Energy Inc. He was appointed to serve as our Chief Executive Officer in May 2011 and our President in March 2010. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Eisman was Executive Vice President, Refining & Marketing Operations at Frontier Oil Corporation from 2006 to 2009 and held various positions at KBC Advanced Technologies from 2003 to 2006, including Vice President of North American Operations. During 2002, Mr. Eisman was Senior Vice President of Planning for Valero Energy Corporation following Valero’s acquisition of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Eisman had a 24-year career with Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, serving in many technical and operational roles including Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Senior Vice President of Refining.

Jeff Morris

Mr. Jeff D. Morris is Vice Chairman of the Board of Alon USA Energy Inc., since May 2011. He is a director since May 2005. Prior to this Mr. Morris served as our Chief Executive Officer from May 2005 to May 2011, our Chief Executive Officer of our operating subsidiaries from July 2000 to May 2011, our President from May 2005 until March 2010 and President of our operating subsidiaries from July 2000 until March 2010. Since August 2012, Mr. Morris has been Vice Chairman of the Board of the general partner of Alon Partners. Prior to joining Alon, he held various positions at Fina, Inc., where he began his career in 1974. Mr. Morris served as Vice President of Fina's SouthEastern Business Unit from 1998 to 2000 and as Vice President of its SouthWestern Business Unit from 1995 to 1998. In these capacities, he was responsible for both the Big Spring refinery and Fina's Port Arthur refinery and the crude oil gathering assets and marketing activities for both business units. Mr. Morris has also been a director of Krotz Springs since 2008. The Board has concluded that Mr. Morris' experience gained as Chief Executive Officer of Alon, detailed knowledge of Alon's operations and assets, expertise in oil refining and marketing, devotion to community service and management skills qualify him to serve as a member of the Board.

Shai Even

Mr. Shai Even is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Alon USA Energy Inc. He has served as a Senior Vice President since August 2008 and as our Chief Financial Officer since December 2004. Mr. Even served as a Vice President from May 2005 to August 2008 and Treasurer from August 2003 until March 2007. Shai Even is the brother of Shlomo Even, one of our directors.

Joseph Lipman

Mr. Joseph Lipman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Convenience Stores, LLC, or SCS, a subsidiary Company of Alon USA Energy Inc since July 2001. From 1997 to July 2001, Mr. Lipman served as General Manager of Cosmos, a chain of supermarkets in Israel owned by Super-Sol Ltd., where he was responsible for marketing and store operations.

Kyle McKeen

Mr. Kyle C. McKeen was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alon Brands, a subsidiary Company of Alon USA Energy Inc since May 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. McKeen served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Carter Energy, an independent energy marketer supporting over 600 retailers by providing fuel supply, merchandising and marketing support, and consulting services. Prior to joining Carter Energy in 2005, Mr. McKeen was a member of the Board of Managers of Alon USA Interests, LLC from September 2002 to 2005 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibilities with Alon Energy, including Vice President of Marketing.

James Ranspot

Mr. James A. Ranspot is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Alon USA Energy Inc., since March 2013. He served as Alon’s Chief Legal Counsel – Corporate from August 2010 until March 2013, and Assistant General Counsel from June 2006 to August 2010. Prior to joining Alon, Ranspot practiced corporate and securities law, with a focus on public and private merger and acquisition transactions and public securities offerings.

Jimmy Crosby

Mr. Jimmy C. Crosby was Senior Vice President - Refining of Alon USA Energy Inc., since November 2012. Mr. Crosby served as Vice President of Refining - Big Spring since January 2010, with responsibility for operation at the Big Spring Refinery. Prior to this Mr. Crosby served as Vice President of Refining - California Refineries from March 2009 until January 2010, as Vice President of Refining and Supply from May 2007 to March 2009, as Vice President of Supply and Planning from May 2005 to May 2007 and as General Manager of Business Development and Planning from August 2000 to May 2005. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Crosby worked with FINA from 1996 to August 2000 where he last held the position of Manager of Planning and Economics for the Big Spring refinery.

Claire Hart

Mr. Claire A. Hart is Senior Vice President of Alon USA Energy Inc. He served as Senior Vice President since January 2004 and served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President from August 2000 to January 2004. Prior to joining Alon, he held positions in the Finance, Accounting and Operations departments of FINA for 13 years, serving as Treasurer from 1998 to August 2000 and as General Manager of Credit Operations from 1997 to 1998.

Alan Moret

Mr. Alan P. Moret is Senior Vice President - Supply of Alon USA Energy Inc., since August 2008. Mr. Moret served as the Senior Vice President of Asphalt Operations from August 2006 to August 2008, with responsibility for asphalt operations and marketing at the refineries and asphalt terminals. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Moret was President of Paramount Petroleum Corporation from November 2001 to August 2006. Prior to joining Paramount Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Moret held various positions with Atlantic Richfield Company, most recently as President of ARCO Crude Trading, Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and as President of ARCO Seaway Pipeline Company from 1997 to 1998.

Michael Oster

Mr. Michael Oster is Senior Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions of Alon USA Energy Inc., since August 2008 and General Manager of Commercial Transactions of Alon Energy from January 2003 to August 2008. Prior to joining Alon Energy, Mr. Oster was a partner in the Israeli law firm, Yehuda Raveh and Co.

Jeff Brorman

Mr. Jeff Brorman is Vice President of Refining - Big Spring of Alon USA Energy Inc. He has served as our Vice President of Refining - Big Spring since March 2013. Prior to being appointed to this position, Mr. Brorman has served in the following positions at the Big Spring Refinery: Operations Manager from January 2009 to March 2013, Technical Manager from May 2005 to January 2009 including Refinery Rebuild Manager from February 2008 to October 2008, Capital Projects Manager from May 2004 to May 2005, Southside Operations Superintendent from August 2000 to May 2004. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Brorman worked with Atofina Petrochemicals, Inc. from August 1996 to August 2000 as a mechanical engineer.

Gregg Byers

Mr. Gregg Byers is Vice President of Refining - Krotz Springs of Alon USA Energy Inc . He has served as our Vice President of Refining - Krotz Springs since February 2012, with responsibility for operations at the Krotz Springs refinery. Mr. Byers rejoined Alon in September 2011 as Senior Director of Engineering Services. Mr. Byers has been employed in the refining industry for over 35 years, most recently with Sinclair Oil Corporation as Operations Manager of Sinclair’s Wyoming refinery from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Byers served as Engineering & Project Development Director at the Krotz Springs refinery under the Company’s ownership in 2008 and Valero Energy Corporation’s ownership from 2001 to 2008.

Glenn Clausen

Mr. Glenn Clausen is Vice President of Refining - West Coast of Alon USA Energy Inc. He has served as our Vice President of Refining - West Coast since November 2012. Prior to being appointed to this position, Mr. Clausen was Director of Operations at various sites on the West Coast since December 2008 (Paramount December 2008-November 2010, Paramount/Long Beach November 2010-April 2012, Paramount/Long Beach/Bakersfield April 2012 to November 2012). Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Clausen worked with Texaco from 1982 to 1994, Equilon from 1994-2000, and Shell Oil Products from 2000-2008 in various technical and supervisorial positions.

Itzhak Bader

Mr. Itzhak Bader is Director of Alon USA Energy Inc., since August 2000. Mr. Bader has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alon Israel since 1993 and as a director of the general partner of Alon Partners since November 2012. He is Chairman of Granot Cooperative Regional Organization Corporation, a purchasing organization of the Kibbutz movement, a position he has held since 1995. In addition, he is also Chairman of Gat Givat Haim Agricultural Cooperative for Conservation of Agricultural Production Ltd., an Israeli beverage producer, a position he has held since 1999. Mr. Bader has also been the Co-Chairman of Dor-Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd. since 2005, a director of Alon Holdings Blue Square-Israel, Ltd. since 2003 and a director of Blue Square Real Estate Ltd. since 2005, each a subsidiary of Alon Israel. The Board has concluded that Mr. Bader's experience gained while serving as a director on a number of companies' boards, including several chairman positions, qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board.

Boaz Biran

Mr. Boaz Biran is Director of Alon USA Energy Inc., since May 2002. Mr. Biran has been a director of Bielsol since 1998 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosebud Real Estate Ltd., an investment company in Israel listed on the TASE, since November 2003 and as a director of the general partner of Alon Partners since November 2012. Mr. Biran was also a partner in Shraga F. Biran & Co., a law firm in Israel, from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Biran holds 26% of the equity of Bielsol Investments (1987) Ltd., or Bielsol, which is the largest shareholder of Alon Israel. The Board has concluded that Mr. Biran's broad business background and experience, legal expertise and directorship experience qualify him to serve as a member of the Board.

Shraga Biran

Mr. Shraga Biran is Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. Mr. Biran is the founder and a senior partner of Shraga F. Biran & Company, an Israeli law firm with an office in Tel-Aviv. In 2010 Mr. Biran established the Institute for Structural Reforms, which aims to offer and promote new policies culminating in structural reforms in the field of intellectual property, urban renewal and geo-politics in the Middle East. In 2008 Mr. Biran was appointed Chairman of Israel's National Task-Force on Urban Renewal by the late Israeli Minister of Housing and Land Authority. As a Chairman, one of his primary accomplishments was the creation of a draft law on the urban renewal of Israel that gained consensus both in the government and with the public. Mr. Biran controls Bielsol, which is the largest shareholder of Alon Israel.

Yeshayahu Pery

Mr. Yeshayahu Pery is Presiding Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. Mr. Pery has served as a director of Alon since August 2003. Mr. Pery has also served as a director of Alon Israel from 1997 until 2010. He is Chairman of MIGAL INC., a technology institute in the biotechnology field, a position he has held since 1998. From 1997 until 2004, Mr. Pery served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galilee Cooperative Organization, a purchasing and finance organization of the Kibbutz movement. In addition, Mr. Pery served as Chairman of Agricultural Insurance Association and the Atudot pension fund between 1995 and 2004. The Board has concluded that Mr. Pery's experience gained while serving as a director on a number of companies' boards, including several chairman positions, qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board.

Oded Rubinstein

Mr. Oded Rubinstein is Director of Alon USA Energy, Inc., since August 2012. Mr. Rubinstein has been Managing Director of Mishkey Hanegev Agricultural Cooperative Ltd. since July 2007. Mr. Rubinstein has been Director of Dor Alon Energy In Israel (1988) Ltd. since March 23, 2008. Mr. Rubinstein currently serves as a director in Alon Israel, Dor Alon Fuel Stations Operation Ltd., Dor Alon Gas Technologies Ltd., Hanegev Cooperative Society for Transportation Ltd., Hanagev Central Mechanical Services Ltd., Mishkey Hanegev Central Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd., Ambar Central Feed Mill Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd., Mishkey Dan Rechesch Mishkey Hadarom Vehanegev, D.N.H. Financing Services, D.N.H. Esco Ltd., Seed Growers Co. Ltd., The Financial Cooperative Organizations Union—Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd., Fuel Holdings Ltd., Shovre Bar Feed Import—Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd., Hazera (1939) Ltd. (as an alternate director), Zirei Eichut—Agricultural Cooperative Society, Tnuva Holdings, TAMAT—Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd., Shdamot Mishkey Hanegev Ltd., D.N.H. Bar Ltd., BRIT—Pikvah 2000 Cooperative Ltd., K.M.A. Ltd. and the Israel Poultry Council.

Ronald Haddock

Mr. Ronald W. Haddock is an Independent Director of Alon USA Energy Inc since December 2000. From January 1989 to July 2000, Mr. Haddock served as Chief Executive Officer of Fina, Inc. Mr. Haddock has served as Chairman of the Board of AEI Services, LLC, an international power generation and distribution, and natural gas transmission distribution company since 2006 and its interim Chief Executive Officer since May 2011; and Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., a waste management, oil recycling and refining company since 2003. Mr. Haddock also has served as a director of Trinity Industries, Inc., a diversified transportation, industrial and construction company since 2007; and Petron Corporation, an oil refining and marketing company since 2009. The Board has concluded that Mr. Haddock's extensive directorship experience, past executive positions within the refining industry, financial reporting background and expertise qualify him to serve as a member of the Board.

Zalman Segal

Mr. Zalman Segal is an Independent Director of Alon USA Energy Inc., since July 2005. Mr. Segal is a director of Union Bank Israel, an Israeli bank listed on the TASE, a position he has held since February 2010. Mr. Segal has also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Bank Leumi Romania, a financial services company, from August 2006 through August 2008. Mr. Segal served from 1989 through 2006 as Vice Chairman of the Board of directors of Bank Leumi USA and its subsidiary, Leumi Investment Services. Mr. Segal served from 1989 through 2005 as Chief Executive Officer and as director of Bank Leumi USA, where he was responsible for the commercial banking business of Bank Leumi USA in the Western Hemisphere. The Board has concluded that Mr. Segal's extensive financial education and expertise, including his PhD in banking and marketing from New York University, combined with his management and directorship experiences in financial and banking companies, qualify him to serve as a member of the Board.

Avraham Shochat

Mr. Avraham B. Shochat is an Independent Director of Alon USA Energy Inc., since October 2005. From 1988 to January 2006 he served as a member of the Israeli Parliament, where he chaired or was a member of committees including economics, finance, defense, foreign affairs and education. From 1992 to 1996 and 1999 to 2001, Mr. Shochat served as Israel's Minister of Finance and from October 2000 to March 2001 as the country's Minister of Infrastructure. Mr. Shochat has also been a director of Israel Chemicals Ltd., a company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of fertilizers and industrial and performance products and which is listed on the TASE, since 2006; Bank Mizrahi Tefahot Ltd., Israel's fourth bank and which is listed on the TASE, since 2006; and Direct Insurance Financial Investments Ltd., an insurance company and which listed on the TASE, since 2006.

Jack Lascar

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