Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Nasdaq: CLMT) has named H. Keith Jennings executive vice president and chief financial officer. Jennings will assume his duties in January, after a transition period with current CFO West Griffin, who previously announced he is leaving the company.
Jennings will lead all accounting, tax, IT and capital market activities and will manage the partnership’s balance sheet. He joins Calumet from Eastman Chemical Company, where he was most recently a vice president.
“I am excited to be joining the Calumet team, the organization has strong momentum and has repositioned itself for long-term growth towards becoming a specialty chemicals company. This is a great opportunity to apply my experience to help advance Calumet’s vision. In my role as CFO, I will drive our continued deleveraging and balance sheet improvement efforts, bring an additional process improvement mindset, while also applying my industry background as we look to grow the Partnership’s core specialty business,” said Jennings.