Mark Dangler —
Mark retired and joined Stillwater in early 2018 after a 31 -year career with ARCO/BP focused primarily on petroleum refining and fuels manufacturing. As President of BP Husky Refining LLC (BPH) and Refinery Manager of BPH’s Toledo Refinery, his final assignment was an 8-year stint leading the business to significantly improve its competitiveness while reducing process safety risk. He achieved this by improving reliability, operational rigor, and asset utilization; reducing fixed costs by 25% on an uninflated basis; and investing in several large-growth projects to reposition the business to process advantaged heavy, Hi-TAN crude and produce an advantaged product slate. Mark’s broad background prior to his final role with BP included roles in engineering, operations, HSE, maintenance, and commercial. Mark also gained experience in California’s gas and power business as Business Manager of the Watson Cogeneration Company.
Mark helped influence refining industry policy and performance by serving for seven years as BP’s representative on the API Refining Committee, chairing the committee for two of those years, and as BP’s representative on the AFPM/API Advancing Process Safety Advisory Group.
Mark earned a BS in Chemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo prior to earning an MS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. After 13 years in the workforce, Mark furthered his education by completing an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. Mark also completed BP’s Operations Academy at MIT.