Cummings leads CHS Lubricants
CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company, has named Rick Cummings as vice president of its Lubricants division, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“Rick has the expertise and passion to immediately begin collaborating to help our customers grow their lubricants businesses,” Don Olson, senior vice president of Propane, Lubricants and CHS Renewable Fuels, said. “With his extensive sales and brand marketing experience as well as his strong energy knowledge, Rick will be a key player in helping CHS achieve our aspiration to be the preferred manufacturer and marketer of quality, heavy-duty lubricants in targeted domestic markets.”
Cummings will assume responsibility for the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of multiple brands of lubricants, including Cenex and Farm-Oyl products, as well as packaging private label lubricants for other leading companies.
A graduate of Kansas State University with over 30 years of experience, Cummings has served in a variety of petroleum related areas, from sales and marketing to supply, pricing and retail operations.
Cummings leaves his position as vice president of CHS Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services to take over the CHS Lubricants division responsibilities formerly handled by Anwer Hussain, who recently retired after many years of service to the petroleum industry.
CHS Inc. is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is a Fortune 100 company. It supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.