People: CVR Energy Inc (CVI)
24 Dec 2014
Mr. John J. Lipinski J.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of CVR Energy, Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of our Board since September 2006 and served as Chairman of our Board from October 2007 until May 2012 when IEP acquired the majority of our common stock (the “IEP Acquisition”). In addition, Mr. Lipinski has served as Executive Chairman of the general partner of CVR Partners, LP (“CVR Partners”) since June 2011. He has been a director of the general partner of CVR Partners since October 2007 and was Chief Executive Officer and President from October 2007 to June 2011. In addition, Mr. Lipinski has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director of CVR Refining, LP’s (“CVR Refining”) general partner since its inception in September 2012. For a discussion of CVR Partners and CVR Refining, see “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions — Transactions with CVR Partners and CVR Refining.” Mr. Lipinski has over 40 years of experience in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer industries. He began his career with Texaco Inc. In 1985, Mr. Lipinski joined The Coastal Corporation, eventually serving as Vice President of Refining with overall responsibility for Coastal Corporation’s refining and petrochemical operations. Upon the merger of Coastal with El Paso Corporation in 2001, Mr. Lipinski was promoted to Executive Vice President of Refining and Chemicals, where he was responsible for all refining, petrochemical, nitrogen-based chemical processing and lubricant operations, as well as the corporate engineering and construction group. Mr. Lipinski left El Paso in 2002 and became an independent management consultant. In 2004, he became a managing director and partner of Prudentia Energy, an advisory and management firm. Mr. Lipinski graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (chemical) and received a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
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