Kevin Mackay, the head of Phillips 66′ global marine business unit has been recruited by Teekay Tankers to take over the role of CEO following the resignation of current CEO Bruce Chan.
The appointment is effective June 20, 2014 while Mackay relocates from Houston to Vancouver.
“The Board is very pleased to welcome Kevin Mackay as the new CEO of Teekay Tankers,” commented Arthur Bensler, Teekay Tankers’ Chairman. “Mr. Mackay is a seasoned industry professional with the experience and skill sets to effectively lead Teekay Tankers in its next growth phase. At Teekay Tankers, we work hard to develop and deepen long-term partnerships with our customers. Kevin’s current experience at Phillips 66 as well as his previous extensive international experience, will ensure Teekay Tankers continues to focus on our customers’ needs.”
Mr. Mackay commented, “Teekay Tankers is a well-established leader in the tanker business and I have followed its performance closely over the years. I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Teekay Tankers team. Their well-deserved reputation for operational excellence and customer focus puts us in a great position to take advantage of a tanker market recovery.”
Mr. Mackay started his career working for Neptune Orient Lines in Singapore from 1991 to 1995. He then joined AET Inc. Limited (AET) (formerly American Eagle Tankers Inc.) in Houston, where he ultimately was the Regional Director – Americas, Senior Vice President, responsible for AET’s business in the Americas, including commercial and business development, operations, technical, finance and human resources.
Mr. Mackay holds a B.Sc. (Econ) Honours from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He has extensive international experience, having lived in Japan, Singapore, London and Houston.