Evolve Partners Adds Refining Executive to External Advisory Board

Former CITGO Executive Retained to Provide Strategic Guidance

Houston, TX, Dec 4, 2012 – Evolve Partners, a global implementation-focused consulting firm that helps Energy and Process industry clients implement strategic business improvement programs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) Kent to its corporate Advisory Board.

“The addition of Bob to our Advisory Board will bring extensive experience in refining and chemicals in addition to business leadership and strategy development,” says Rupert Hucker, Founder and CEO of Evolve Partners. “We are excited to have expanded our board to include someone who can coach and support us as we continue to innovate and enhance our client service offerings to the refining industry aiding in the growth of our company.”

Bob brings insight to the Advisory Board that is shaped by more 34 years of refining management leadership roles throughout North America. He served as Vice President of Refining as well as several other management positions over the course of 13 his years at CITGO. He also spent 20 years in executive positions at Koch Industries where he worked in planning, supply and logistics strategies, as well as refining. He began his career at Chevron in Richmond, California. He has a proven track record identifying, creating and capturing value at the refinery as well as at the asset and trading interface. He is a visionary who excels at creating programs that result in measurable improvements in performance. Bob retired from CITGO in May of 2012 and is currently President of REK Energy, LLC in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“I am excited to be working with Evolve Partners as I believe Evolve has a distinctive approach to implementation consulting and results delivery that benefits the refining and chemicals industry,” says Bob. “I have spoken to many consulting firms over the years and Evolve has always stuck out as having a unique perspective on implementation.”

Evolve Partners

Evolve Partners helps clients implement strategic programs that deliver significant shifts in profitability. We work with premier clients in the Energy and Heavy Process industries to deliver safety, production, cost and project delivery improvements that are different – different because our clients’ results continue to improve well after we’ve gone. Our approach blends a thorough knowledge of industry-specific processes and systems with a focus on developing leadership capabilities at all levels. As a result our approach is more engaging and people learn to make even better performance interventions in the future. That is what we call the Art of Implementation. Visit our website at www.evolve.cc.

Corey Wills