Calumet Specialty Products Names CFO

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Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products LP (Nasdaq: CLMT) has named West Griffin executive vice president and chief financial officer. Griffin previously served as CFO of Texas-based Energy XXI.

Calumet says in his new role, Griffin will be responsible for executing the company's ongoing deleveraging strategy along with all financing and capital markets activities. Chief Executive Officer Timothy Go says Griffin's experience makes him a "perfect fit" for the company.

"West's significant capital markets and corporate transformation background will help drive Calumet's strategy to both delever the business in the near-term, and to grow the Partnership over the long-term, as we reposition Calumet as the premier producer of specialty petroleum products," said Go. "We are very excited to welcome West to our growing leadership team and look forward to working with him."

Griffin succeeds Patrick Murray, who has been chosen to serve in the newly-created position of vice president and chief accounting officer at Calumet. The company says Murray will be responsible for "further developing key organizational functions including all accounting, IT and external reporting."

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