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AMERICAN GILSONITE COMPANY STRENGTHENS EXECUTIVE TEAM, ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Craig Mueller to advance the global network and commercial strategy of principal Gilsonite producer
HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2019 – American Gilsonite Company ("AGC"), the world's only supplier of Gilsonite®, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Mueller as Vice President (VP) and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective immediately. Mr. Mueller is responsible for AGC's commercial strategy, business development, advancement of technologies for customer-focused products and leadership of its worldwide sales team. He will work closely with AGC's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David G. Gallagher, to develop strategies that continue to drive the company's long-term commercial success.
Mr. Mueller is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with extensive knowledge in oilfield operations, international business relationships, business development and commercial strategy. He joins AGC from Baker Hughes' executive leadership team, where he most recently served as VP of Sales – ExxonMobil.
“As we advance our global expansion, top tier talent additions are fundamental for the continued success of AGC in the marketplace. With Craig's expertise in the well construction segment, close relationships within the E&P community and vast domestic and international experience, we are confident he will continue to drive the value of Gilsonite in the eyes of our clients,” says David G. Gallagher, President and CEO of AGC.
“I am very humbled and excited to be joining this best-in-class organization with a strong reputation of dedicated leadership in the industry. I look forward to spearheading its growth, while we continue to innovate and collaborate with our clients,” says Craig Mueller, VP and CCO of AGC.
Mr. Mueller earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.
About American Gilsonite Company
AGC operates as an industrial minerals company and is the world's primary miner and processor of uintaite, a variety of asphaltite, a specialty hydrocarbon which AGC markets to industrial customers under its registered trademark name “Gilsonite®.” Gilsonite is a glossy black, solid, naturally occurring hydrocarbon similar in appearance to hard asphalt and is believed to be found in commercial quantities only in the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah. Because of its unique chemical and physical properties, Gilsonite has been used in more than 160 products. The Company sells its products to customers in four primary markets: (i) oil and gas, (ii) inks and paints, (iii) foundry and (iv) asphalt. AGC is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with mining facilities based in Bonanza, Utah.
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