After graduating in 1987, Mr. Busbea began his career as a process engineer at Lion Oil Company in El Dorado, Arkansas, and soon advanced to the position of senior process engineer. In 1997, Busbea transferred from Lion to become the senior refining engineer for Ergon, Inc., in Jackson, Mississippi. During this time, he evaluated the process, operations, and economics of acquisitions; developed capital projects for the company’s refineries; and partook in refinery economics. Busbea was named Vice President – Business Development in 2007, where he evaluated acquisition and joint venture opportunities, as well as technologies for long-range business planning. Busbea currently serves as Ergon’s Vice President – Base Oil Marketing for the Americas, where he manages a group that markets base oils, waxes and specialty oils from the company’s two refineries. He is married to Stephanie Busbea, PhD., and has one son.
Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2012.