Vice President – Operations Research


David Bulfin has dealt with energy issues from various perspectives during a 40-year career working for international oil companies, including 29 years with Mobil Oil Corporation. His experience encompasses refining, marketing, and product distribution logistics involving tankers, barges, pipelines, railcars, and trucks.

He has been Vice President of Operations Research at Stillwater for ten years. His main focus is developing and executing strategic operating plans to create value, including substantial bottom line profit impact for clients.

Strong analytical and organizations skills make Dave particularly adept at tackling unstructured problems and aligning tactical activities with long-term strategic objectives. His expertise in resolving operational problems and inefficiencies has been brought to bear in several high profile lawsuits with considerable benefit to clients.

In addition to private sector clients, Dave has worked with governmental agencies, including DOE, reviewing compliance with renewable fuel mandates and with NGOs including NRDC and NESCAUM.

Dave earned his MBA in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1971. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University. He resides in Charleston, South Carolina.