19 октября - 21 октября 2022
Miami, Florida

Argus Fuel Oil and Alternative Marine Fuels US Summit

Speakers

Les Gingell
VP Marine Sales, MAN Energy Solutions
Les Gingell began his career at Avco Lycoming, where he was responsible for marine gas turbine applications ranging from the transatlantic world record holder to the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), as well as many megayacht and commercial ferry projects. In 1994, he joined MAN B&W initially as Director of Business Development and now Vice President of Sales ...
Les Gingell began his career at Avco Lycoming, where he was responsible for marine gas turbine applications ranging from the transatlantic world record holder to the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), as well as many megayacht and commercial ferry projects. In 1994, he joined MAN B&W initially as Director of Business Development and now Vice President of Sales for the Americas, and has been involved in many of the most advanced applications of large diesel engines, including the first twin 2 stroke powered LNG tankers, the first alternate fueled LNG and Methanol vessels, and numerous other advanced propulsion projects.
Philip Lewis
Chief Technology Officer, ZEEP
Philip brings to ZEEP over 30 years of diverse technical and commercial experience, with specific skills in science and engineering, commodities and trading, project management and private equity. Mr. Lewis provided seed round funding to ZEEP in 2008, before joining the company fulltime in 2009. He served as the executive vice president of Rock Well Petroleum Inc. and the C...
Philip brings to ZEEP over 30 years of diverse technical and commercial experience, with specific skills in science and engineering, commodities and trading, project management and private equity. Mr. Lewis provided seed round funding to ZEEP in 2008, before joining the company fulltime in 2009. He served as the executive vice president of Rock Well Petroleum Inc. and the Chief Operating Officer of Texas Energy Center. He is Chairman of independent oil and gas producer Dolomite Petroleum, L.C. Has provided web-based management solutions to ADTI, the largest drilling contractor in the Gulf of Mexico, and to the largest producers in the North Sea.
Peter Schild
Director of Marine Fuels, Proman
Peter Schild is Proman’s Director of Marine Fuels, leading Proman’s work along the full length of the clean shipping supply chain. Peter is also Chairman of the Methanol Institute Marine Fuels Committee. Peter has worked for the Proman family of companies since 1992. As a mechanical engineer and Project Manager, he has overseen a number of Proman’s world-scale methanol and...
Peter Schild is Proman’s Director of Marine Fuels, leading Proman’s work along the full length of the clean shipping supply chain. Peter is also Chairman of the Methanol Institute Marine Fuels Committee. Peter has worked for the Proman family of companies since 1992. As a mechanical engineer and Project Manager, he has overseen a number of Proman’s world-scale methanol and ammonia plants, including the construction and commissioning of the then world’s largest methanol plant, M5000 in Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to taking up his current role, Peter was Project Management Director in Proman’s Dusseldorf office, responsible for acquisition and project development work for Proman projects around the world. Peter holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
Peter Keller
Chiarman, SEA-LNG
Peter Keller is the chairman of SEA-LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition established to demonstrate the benefits of the LNG fuel pathway for shipping’s decarbonisation. Until 2018, Peter was executive vice president at TOTE, and led the conversion of the company’s fleet to LNG. Prior to this, between 2000 - 2010, Mr. Keller was EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Group...
Peter Keller is the chairman of SEA-LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition established to demonstrate the benefits of the LNG fuel pathway for shipping’s decarbonisation. Until 2018, Peter was executive vice president at TOTE, and led the conversion of the company’s fleet to LNG. Prior to this, between 2000 - 2010, Mr. Keller was EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Group Americas, Inc. and a member of the Governing Board of NYK in Tokyo. Mr. Keller was also a member of the Board of Directors of PMA, the PMSA, and USMX. He served for many years as Chairman of OCEMA. He was a founder of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT), now an Industry wide organization committed to environmentally responsible practices across the supply chain. Mr. Keller was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jakob Krummenacher
Director of Clean Energy, LSB Industries
Jakob Krummenacher, Director of Clean Energy at LSB Industries, leads the clean energy strategy, which includes driving initiatives to lower the company carbon footprint, improving environmental sustainability, and developing markets for future low carbon products, like using ammonia as a fuel in marine applications and power generation. Mr. Krummenacher has over 17 years ...
Jakob Krummenacher, Director of Clean Energy at LSB Industries, leads the clean energy strategy, which includes driving initiatives to lower the company carbon footprint, improving environmental sustainability, and developing markets for future low carbon products, like using ammonia as a fuel in marine applications and power generation. Mr. Krummenacher has over 17 years of experience in the energy and chemical industry, most recently with CF Industries where he was an integral part of the Clean Energy Solutions team. He began his career with BP, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in the chemicals, oil trading, and energy trading businesses. Mr. Krummenacher has ample knowledge of commodity markets, energy trading, corporate development, technology, and strategy. Mr. Krummenacher holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Blake Adair
Director, Projects - Clean Ammonia, Nutrien
Blake Adair is a Chemical Engineer, passionate about affecting change in the Ammonia industry in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals. He learned the challenges faced by agricultural business’s early in his career during a work placement with Engineers Without Borders in Ghana. Working alongside incredible entrepreneurs, he witnessed firsthand their work eth...
Blake Adair is a Chemical Engineer, passionate about affecting change in the Ammonia industry in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals. He learned the challenges faced by agricultural business’s early in his career during a work placement with Engineers Without Borders in Ghana. Working alongside incredible entrepreneurs, he witnessed firsthand their work ethic, courage and willingness to takes risks in spite of any headwinds which has influenced his career thus far. Most recently Blake has been focused on the development of Clean Ammonia at Nutrien, which has committed to a 30% emissions reduction per tonne of product by 2030. Nutrien’s Clean Ammonia aspirations are headlined by our intention to build the world’s largest Clean Ammonia plant in Geismar, LA, participation in a Green Ammonia Project with the Department of Energy, as well as a partnership with Exmar to develop an ammonia fueled vessel.
Patricia Zuluaga
Market Intelligence Manager, Ecopetrol
Patricia is an industrial engineer from the University of the Andes, she has a specialization in Markets from the same university and a master’s degree in Business Administration - MBA from Inalde business school. She has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in which she has served in commercial roles. During 2018, she led the Transformation of Ec...
Patricia is an industrial engineer from the University of the Andes, she has a specialization in Markets from the same university and a master’s degree in Business Administration - MBA from Inalde business school. She has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in which she has served in commercial roles. During 2018, she led the Transformation of Ecopetrol's commercial function, including the organizational and process redesign and their implementation to adapt them to the best industry practices. She served as International Manager of Crude Oil and Products between 2013 and 2017, leading the commercial strategy of the crude oil and refined products, which included development of new markets in Asia, growth of suppliers of diluent for crude, the setting up of all international commercial processes related to the entry into operation of the Cartagena Refinery. Patricia Zuluaga has been Ecopetrol's Market Intelligence Manager since October 2018, a role which covers local and international markets for crude oil and refined products.
Ramón Espinel
General manager, Transfuel Group, Agnamar S.A.
Michael Myers
Director of Business Development, Centerline Logistics
Michael is the Director of Business Development for Centerline Logistics based in Seattle. Centerline operates a large fleet of tank barges that provides bunkering services, terminal transportation, fuel deliveries and fuel distribution. Their operations cover the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Caribbean, West Coast, Hawaii, and Alaska. Michael’s career spans over 40 years in t...
Michael is the Director of Business Development for Centerline Logistics based in Seattle. Centerline operates a large fleet of tank barges that provides bunkering services, terminal transportation, fuel deliveries and fuel distribution. Their operations cover the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Caribbean, West Coast, Hawaii, and Alaska. Michael’s career spans over 40 years in the marine transportation industry including sailing as crew and master delivering supplies, equipment, and fuel throughout coastal Alaska; and more recently senior management positions with P&L responsibilities. Prior to Centerline Michael lived in Anchorage and served as a VP of a fuel distribution company which operated 9 fuel terminals throughout Alaska utilizing a fleet of trucks and barges to supply coastal towns and communities throughout the state. Prior to that he was the head of the Pacific Division for what is now Kirby Offshore in Seattle. At that time Kirby operated the largest fleet of tank barges on the west coast. Earlier in his career he accepted the General Manager position for a transportation company headquartered in Saipan - CNMI. Once he realized that the tropics are better suited for holidays than for occupations, a relocation back to the PNW brought more adventure, including salvage operations, and the opportunity to join a rapidly growing company which also become the largest petroleum barge operator on the west coast. Michael currently also offers management consulting services, and serves on the board of the American Waterways Operators Association.
Yousef El Bagoury
Senior Naval Architect, CSL Group
Yousef graduated from Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities with a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, before embarking on career at sea as a Marine Engineer on refrigerated cargo vessels and cruise ships sailing up to the position of 2nd Engineer before coming ashore. Yousef started his CSL career as a Marine Systems Designer where his primary...
Yousef graduated from Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities with a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, before embarking on career at sea as a Marine Engineer on refrigerated cargo vessels and cruise ships sailing up to the position of 2nd Engineer before coming ashore. Yousef started his CSL career as a Marine Systems Designer where his primary role was to seek new technologies and provide oversight to optimise CSL’s fleet. In 2014, Yousef accepted a position as Superintendent for CSL, where he was responsible for managing several of the company’s ships, making sure that they operated at peak efficiency and complied with all environmental regulations. In January 2018, Yousef headed the development of CSL’s Innovation Research and Development team and took on the role of Naval Architect with a focus on improving safety and reducing CSL’s environmental footprint. With a focus R&D and decarbonization, Yousef has been the Technical Lead for CSL’s biofuel program since it’s inception in 2018.
Michael McNamara
Vice President of Global Fuel Supply, Carnival Corporation
Michael is the Vice President, Global Fuel Sourcing for Carnival Corporation. He has a diverse set of experiences in the petroleum and shipping industries that spans over 30 years and covers all aspects of finance, production, processing, transporting, selling, buying and testing petroleum products. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & PLC, he served Managing Director...
Michael is the Vice President, Global Fuel Sourcing for Carnival Corporation. He has a diverse set of experiences in the petroleum and shipping industries that spans over 30 years and covers all aspects of finance, production, processing, transporting, selling, buying and testing petroleum products. Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & PLC, he served Managing Director & President, Americas for Veritas Petroleum Services B.V. where he oversaw all aspects of Sales, Marketing, and Operations for North America and South America Prior to joining Veritas Petroleum Services, he was responsible for coordinating global strategies for all aspects of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines fuel exposure and energy expense across all of the corporation’s operations, including fuel procurement, emission abatement, fuel/emission regulation, fuel hedging, and energy efficiency programs. Michael holds an MBA in international business and finance from Oklahoma City University, and has completed the Executive Management Program at Wharton School of Business
Dr. Edward Carr
VP Operations, Energy and Environment Research Associates
Dr. Carr is an expert in air quality, emissions inventory development, and economic analysis in the mobile, non-road, and biogenic sectors. He has worked on transportation air quality, fuels, and emissions inventory projects for federal, state, NGO, and industry clients. Dr. Carr’s recent publications include work on the air quality and health impacts of ship fuels, econom...
Dr. Carr is an expert in air quality, emissions inventory development, and economic analysis in the mobile, non-road, and biogenic sectors. He has worked on transportation air quality, fuels, and emissions inventory projects for federal, state, NGO, and industry clients. Dr. Carr’s recent publications include work on the air quality and health impacts of ship fuels, economic incentives for alternative fuels in the shipping industry, and macroeconomic modeling of transportation electrification and alternative fuels. He received his Master of Marine Policy, and Ph.D. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and an A.B in Biology from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME).
Unni Einemo
Director, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
Unni joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO representative, media and communications manager after serving two years as a non-executive board director. She was promoted to director in September 2018 in order to become the association’s global head following a unanimous decision by the board of IBIA. Before joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a jour...
Unni joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO representative, media and communications manager after serving two years as a non-executive board director. She was promoted to director in September 2018 in order to become the association’s global head following a unanimous decision by the board of IBIA. Before joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst in the marine fuel and shipping industries. She served as managing editor for the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping specialist news services at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. She has gained expert knowledge through engaging with industry, attending numerous maritime and energy conferences and regularly attending IMO meetings, becoming a sought-after speaker at industry events. Lloyd’s List named her one of “10 women influencing shipping in 2019” ahead of the publication’s annual “Top 100 most influential people in shipping” series and among the “Top 10 in regulation” in 2018. Unni has a master’s degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, with a major in contemporary politics of the Middle East.
Larry Navin
Director of Government and Public Affairs - Americas/Europe, Methanol Institute
Lawrence Navin joined the Methanol Institute in June 2013. Lawrence's background includes having worked for the US Chamber of Commerce's US-India Business Council, the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and in the US Senate. Lawrence’s role with MI includes managing the Institute’s government ...
Lawrence Navin joined the Methanol Institute in June 2013. Lawrence's background includes having worked for the US Chamber of Commerce's US-India Business Council, the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and in the US Senate. Lawrence’s role with MI includes managing the Institute’s government and public affairs activities in the Americas and Europe, and to direct the Institute’s communications and social media activities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Arts degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
Ananth Srinivasan
Vice President, Shipping, V TIC Services
Ananth currently serves as the Vice President at V-TIC Services. V-TIC Services focuses on the supply side of the fuel supply chain and is intimately involved in supporting suppliers across their business. From helping suppliers develop fuels for the future to helping them develop the basis of design in their refineries, the V-TIC Services team was developed to be at the c...
Ananth currently serves as the Vice President at V-TIC Services. V-TIC Services focuses on the supply side of the fuel supply chain and is intimately involved in supporting suppliers across their business. From helping suppliers develop fuels for the future to helping them develop the basis of design in their refineries, the V-TIC Services team was developed to be at the cutting edge of our customer’s next challenge. Ananth Srinivasan has over eighteen years of experience working at Baker Hughes and in a startup, in a variety of roles including P&L management, sales, operations, engineering, product development, and project management. His breadth of experience spans the oil and gas sectors from upstream operations to the marine shipping business. He has an Executive MBA from Texas A&M and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines helping combine technical knowledge with commercial acumen to help clients succeed.
Стефка Векслер, Argus
редактор издания «Argus Marine Fuels»
Стефка Векслер с 2012 года работает в Argus редактором и аналитиком рынка бункерного топлива, принимая участия в выпуске ежедневного ценового и новостного бюллетеня Argus Marine Fuels. Ранее г-жа Векслер была консультантом по мазуту компании Poten&Partners (2006-2012), где она занималась анализом, а также сценарным планированием производства, потребления и регулирования ...
Стефка Векслер с 2012 года работает в Argus редактором и аналитиком рынка бункерного топлива, принимая участия в выпуске ежедневного ценового и новостного бюллетеня Argus Marine Fuels. Ранее г-жа Векслер была консультантом по мазуту компании Poten&Partners (2006-2012), где она занималась анализом, а также сценарным планированием производства, потребления и регулирования рынка мазута. Во время работы в Poten г-жа Векслер участвовала в выпуске ежемесячных обзоров Fuel Oil in World Markets и Fuel Oil Opinion, а также являлась соавтором исследований «Перспективы рынка мазута в 2010-2015 годах», «Зоны контроля выброса газов в атмосферу Северной Америки в 2012-2020 годах» и «Регулирование рынка бункерного топлива в 2010-2025 годах». Г-жа Векслер имеет контакты с обширной сетью международных поставщиков бункерного топлива, трейдеров, брокеров, судовладельцев и фрахтователей судов. Она создала и поддерживает подробную базу данных систем очистки выхлопных газов в судоходстве, а также базу данных судов, работающих на низкоуглеродном топливе. Г-жа Векслер имеет степень магистра Фордхэмского университета в области делового администрирования.
Stephen Jones
Senior Vice President, Oil Markets Strategy, Argus
Stephen Jones is Senior Vice President of Oil Markets Strategy at Argus and is based in Houston. Stephen leads engagements with industry stakeholders on strategic matters related to market fundamentals, regulatory developments, and price factors across the petroleum sectors. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as the manager of the Americas Oil Markets Business Development team ...
Stephen Jones is Senior Vice President of Oil Markets Strategy at Argus and is based in Houston. Stephen leads engagements with industry stakeholders on strategic matters related to market fundamentals, regulatory developments, and price factors across the petroleum sectors. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as the manager of the Americas Oil Markets Business Development team and became the Global Head of Oil Products in 2018 where he was responsible for Argus pricing solutions for the rapidly changing trading requirements for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuels, base oils, asphalt, refinery feedstocks and biofuels markets. Stephen has expertise in all aspects of the energy business, having served clients for 34 years in the industry. Prior to Argus, Stephen was with Purvin & Gertz and IHS Markit for 17 years where he was Vice President of the Refining & Marketing team. He has been an instrumental leader for large international teams, providing research and consulting services to clients in the upstream, crude oil markets, refining, natural gas liquids, chemicals, automotive, maritime, and midstream businesses. While at IHS Markit, Stephen was charged with leading the Energy Product Management team and the integration of the legacy PFC Energy, Purvin & Gertz, and CERA market analytical subscription services. Stephen began his career in the energy business with Exxon at the world-class Baton Rouge Refinery where he advanced through a variety of technical support, business planning, engineering supervision, and operations management positions. He then held positions in Exxon’s Refining Headquarters and Supply & Trading teams in Houston where he gained expertise in crude oil trading, refinery optimization and energy market economics. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.
Kayla Meyertons
Editor, Argus Media