Mr. Lamp has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as the Executive Chairman of the general partner of CVR Partners, LP ("CVR Partners") since December 2017. Mr. Lamp has also served as our director and as a director of the general partner of CVR Partners since January 2018, including as chairman of the board of directors of the general partner of CVR Partners from January 2018 to March 2023. Mr. Lamp has more than 40 years of technical, commercial and operational experience in the refining and chemical industries. He previously served as a director of the general partner of our affiliate, CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, from January 2018 to February 2019; and as president and chief operating officer of Western Refining, Inc., formerly an independent refining and marketing company, from July 2016 until its sale to Andeavor in June 2017. Mr. Lamp serves on the board of directors of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association and is a past chairman. Mr. Lamp graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Ms. Buhrig has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and in that same role for the general partner of CVR Partners, LP since July 2018. Prior to joining CVR Energy, Ms. Buhrig served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Delek US Holdings, Inc., a downstream energy company operating in the areas of refining, logistics, convenience stores and asphalt, and the general partner of Delek Logistics Partners, LP, a master limited partnership with crude oil and refined product logistics and marketing assets, from October 2017 to June 2018, and held various positions with Western Refining, Inc. (“WNR”), from November 2005 until July 2017 including senior vice president - services and compliance officer from August 2016 until WNR’s acquisition by Andeavor in June 2017, and executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and compliance officer of Northern Tier Energy LP, a WNR affiliate, from March 2014 until August 2016. Ms. Buhrig received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Johnson has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since March 2021. Mr. Johnson has more than 31 years of experience in the refining and petrochemicals industry in areas relating to crude, feedstock, product and process optimization, commercial activities, marketing, logistics and capital utilization. Prior to joining CVR Energy, he served as vice president, Asia for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (“Marathon”) and vice president, Asia with Andeavor, which was acquired by Marathon in 2018. From 2004 to June 2017, Mr. Johnson served in various roles with Western Refining, Inc. (“WNR”), which was acquired by Andeavor (then Tesoro Corporation) in June 2017, including as president of Western Refining Logistics, LP, a master limited partnership operating terminals, pipelines and other logistics assets, and as senior vice president, supply and trading. Prior to WNR, Mr. Johnson held various commercial and marketing roles with ConocoPhillips, Tosco and BP. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Wright State University, with a concentration in statistics.
Mr. Neumann has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary and as our Treasurer, and in those same roles for the general partner of CVR Partners, LP (“CVR Partners”), since October 2021 and February 2022, respectively. Mr. Neumann most recently served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from August to October 2021, and as Vice President – Finance & Treasurer from June 2020 to October 2021, and in those same roles for CVR Partners. Prior to that, he served in various other roles within our finance organization since June 2018, including Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Director of Projects & Controls. Mr. Neumann has nearly 15 years of experience in the refining and petrochemicals industry in areas relating to finance, accounting, business development, planning and analytics. Before joining CVR Energy, Mr. Neumann served in various roles of increasing responsibility for several formerly publicly traded refining and marketing entities, including Andeavor and its affiliates from March 2011 until June 2018, including as director of commercial business planning and analytics from June 2017 until June 2018; director of financial planning and analysis for Western Refining, Inc. (“WNR”), from 2017 until its acquisition by Andeavor (then Tesoro Corporation) in June 2017; and corporate finance manager for the general partner of Northern Tier Energy LP, a WNR affiliate, from 2012 until its acquisition by WNR in June 2016. Mr. Neumann obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Political Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Pytosh has served as our Executive Vice President – Corporate Services since January 2018, and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of CVR Partners, LP and as one of its directors since 2014 and 2011, respectively. Mr. Pytosh has over thirty years of experience in senior executive roles, including as chief financial officer, with various companies in the fertilizer, petroleum refining, environmental, power, solid waste and investment banking industries. Mr. Pytosh has served as a director of the University of Illinois Foundation since 2007 and The Fertilizer Institute since 2015. Mr. Pytosh received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Wright has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2022. Mr. Wright has nearly 34 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, including refinery operations, capital project management, crude supply/logistics and refining industry consulting. Mr. Wright joined CVR Energy as a Project Manager in July 2019 and most recently served as our Vice President – Capital Projects from December 2019 to January 2022. Prior to joining the CVR Energy, Mr. Wright served as senior consultant – refining for Solomon Associates, an energy industry consulting firm, from September 2018 to July 2019, and in several senior roles with HollyFrontier Corporation, a publicly traded independent petroleum refiner, from 2005 to February 2018, including vice president – crude supply from April 2015 to February 2018; vice president and refinery manager of the Woods Cross Refinery from 2013 to 2015; and vice president of capital projects from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Wright received both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah.
Mr. Conaway has served as our Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller, and in that same role for the general partner of CVR Partners, LP (“CVR Partners”) since August 2021. Mr. Conaway has nearly 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and auditing services. Mr. Conaway previously served as our Director – Commercial & Operations Accounting since August 2020, and in that same role for CVR Partners. Prior to joining CVR Energy, Mr. Conaway served as assistant controller of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., an oilfield services company, since February 2019 and in various roles of increasing responsibility at CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a refiner, transporter and marketer of motor fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals, since August 2010, including senior advisor from November 2017 to February 2019 and assistant controller – Manufacturing & Operations Accounting from July 2014 until November 2017. Mr. Conaway obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Angelo State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.