Plains All American Pipeline LP and Plains GP Holdings announced the following officer promotions in connection with the continued development of our executive team on Nov. 26.
Sharon Spurlin, currently vice president and treasurer, has been promoted to senior vice president and treasurer. Mark Eilerman, currently managing director, lease supply, has been promoted to vice president, lease supply, and Russ Montgomery, currently controller, has been promoted to vice president, controller.
“In recognition of their contributions and increased responsibilities, we are very pleased to announce the advancement of Sharon, Mark and Russ in their respective roles,” Willie Chiang, CEO of Plains All American, said. “We are confident that they will continue to help us manage, grow and optimize our business to meet the needs of our customers and investors and, ultimately, continue to drive long-term value.”
Sharon Spurlin has been critical in driving our deleveraging plan, advancing our financial flexibility and maintaining relationships with our credit rating agencies. Prior to returning to Plains in 2014, Spurlin served as senior vice president and CFO for PetroLogistics LP. Sharon previously led Plains’ internal audit efforts before transitioning to the role of assistant treasurer. Spurlin currently serves on the board of directors of Smart Sand Inc. and AdvanSix Inc.
Mark Eilerman leads Plains’ lease gathering activities in the Gulf Coast, East Texas, Mid-Continent, Rockies and West Coast regions, in addition to leading Plains’ U.S. trucking organization. Eilerman joined Plains in 2003 as a marketing representative, before working in the Pipeline Commercial group. Mark ultimately transitioned back to the marketing side of our business, holding roles in lease gathering and bulk sales. Prior to working at Plains, Mark worked for 12 years at Shell Trading.
Russ Montgomery has provided leadership for Plains’ U.S. accounting organization during a period of significant growth and maturation of our business, including overseeing the implementation of new accounting standards and technologies. Prior to his position as controller, Russ served as director, accounting. Russ joined Plains in 2002 as a senior analyst in the accounting group, working previously at Arthur Anderson.