Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> March 1, 2013
Interview with the President: MPLX LP (MPLX)
Garry L. Peiffer is the President and a member of the board of directors of MPLX LP. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s in accounting and also passed the Certified Public Accountant examination in Ohio in 1974. Mr. Peiffer began his career with Marathon Oil Company in 1974 as an Associate Auditor in the auditing division. In 1977, he became Supervisor of employee savings and retirement plans. In 1979, he became the Controller of Speedway Petroleum Company and also served as Manager of planning and analysis for marketing operations and Southeastern area Manager within Marathon’s terminal and transport department. In 1986, he was made Manager of the marketing and supply accounting department in R&M accounting. In 1987, Mr. Peiffer was appointed to the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange. He served for a year in the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for production and logistics. In 1988, Mr. Peiffer returned to Marathon Oil Company and was made the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Emro Marketing Company. In 1992, he was named Assistant Controller, Refining, Marketing and Transportation, for Marathon Oil Company. In 1998, Mr. Peiffer was named Senior Vice President of Finance and Commercial Services at Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, later renamed Marathon Petroleum Company LP. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning and Investor & Government Relations, for Marathon Petroleum Corporation and was named to his current position with MPLX LP in June 2012. Mr. Peiffer is a member of the Blanchard Valley Health System board of trustees and audit committee, the Blanchard Valley Port Authority board, the Fifth Third Bank (Northwestern Ohio) board of directors, and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation board of trustees and finance and investment committee, of which he also serves as Treasurer. Profile
TWST: If you would, please start by introducing our readers to MPLX with a brief company history.
Mr. Peiffer: MPLX is a relatively new master limited partnership; we just went public