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DALLAS -- Alon USA Energy, Inc. announced that Kyle McKeen has re-joined the company as president and chief operating officer of Alon's subsidiaries conducting branded marketing and retail operations.
McKeen, 44, held numerous positions of increasing responsibilities at Alon USA, including vice president of marketing. In 2006, however, he left the company joining Carter Energy as its president and chief operations officer.
"I am delighted that Kyle has decided to rejoin Alon USA," Jeff Morris, Alon president and chief operating officer, said in a released statement. "Many of us have worked with Kyle in the past and know of his talent and passion. He is an experienced leader in both the wholesale and retail areas, which will serve us well."
Alon also announced that Judge Dobrient was promoted to senior vice president of wholesale marketing. Prior to the appointment, Dobrient was the vice president of wholesale marketing. In this newly created position, Judge will be responsible for all
aspects of wholesale marketing for the entire Alon USA organization.
David Potter was named chief financial officer. He will oversee the accounting and financial functions of the branded marketing and retail operations. Potter will continue as chief financial officer at Southwest Convenience Stores.
"We believe this new management structure will enhance our focus, increase our resources and provide the freedom for substantial growth in the branded marketing and retail operations. I am pleased to welcome all these personnel to their new positions," Morris said in a released statement.