About Us

The Rigby Difference

Rigby Refining™ LLC provides low sulfur solutions to meet post 2020 maritime fuel demand. We aim to be the global leader in providing a high quality, premium residual fuel to meet the shipping industry’s needs.

Every member of our team brings extensive experience to Rigby’s mission. We have experts in process engineering, strategic planning, technology development, refining, project execution, sales, project finance and intellectual property.

Many of our Team members possess backgrounds within oil and gas and petrochemical companies, equipping our team with the knowledge and curiosity to make things happen.

When IMO 2020 was announced in 2016, we saw an opportunity in the marine fuel market. We used our combined expertise to develop a solution that removes sulfur, metals and water without disrupting fuel oil properties, and without creating lighter materials.

Bringing new technology to the market is what we do best. We are committed to capturing market value by pushing conventional boundaries and solving some of the industry’s most complex challenges. That’s the Rigby difference.

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Our Team

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Michael J. Moore

CEO

Michael has more than 20 years of leadership experience, and an additional 15 years in petrochemical and refining engineering, sales, catalyst and technology development. He has specialized in the development, sale and commercialization of proprietary technologies on a global scale. Michael focused mainly on cracking, hydrodesulfurization and technology upgrades throughout his career. He received an MBA from Rice University and a BS in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy.

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Michael J. Moore
CEO

Michael has more than 20 years of leadership experience, and an additional 15 years in petrochemical and refining engineering, sales, catalyst and technology development. He has specialized in the development, sale and commercialization of proprietary technologies on a global scale. Michael focused mainly on cracking, hydrodesulfurization and technology upgrades throughout his career. He received an MBA from Rice University and a BS in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy.

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Thomas A. Rippert

COO

Thomas has more than 20 years of leadership experience, plus four years dedicated to oil and gas commercial and project management. He received an MBA from Rice University, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Texas and a BS in Military History from the United States Military Academy. He is a veteran of the United States Army.

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Thomas A. Rippert
COO

Thomas has more than 20 years of leadership experience, plus four years dedicated to oil and gas commercial and project management. He received an MBA from Rice University, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Texas and a BS in Military History from the United States Military Academy. He is a veteran of the United States Army.

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Jeffrey D. Sinda

CFO

Jeffrey has more than 15 years of corporate finance consulting and leadership experience for international energy consulting firms. He has led financial due diligence and integration projects of acquisitions for more than 50 corporate and asset-based acquisitions ranging from $500 million to $2 billion. Jeffrey also managed numerous projects for energy clients including quality of earnings, financial planning and analysis, business process design and improvement. He received an MBA from Rice University and a BA in Marketing, Magna Cum Laude from Lindenwood University.

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Jeffrey D. Sinda
CFO

Jeffrey has more than 15 years of corporate finance consulting and leadership experience for international energy consulting firms. He has led financial due diligence and integration projects of acquisitions for more than 50 corporate and asset-based acquisitions ranging from $500 million to $2 billion. Jeffrey also managed numerous projects for energy clients including quality of earnings, financial planning and analysis, business process design and improvement. He received an MBA from Rice University and a BA in Marketing, Magna Cum Laude from Lindenwood University.

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Megan Cook

CCO

Megan has more than 10 years of commercial experience in the oil and gas sector with a prior focus on power, natural gas and products. Throughout her career, she has traded, managed logistics, developed new business and managed customer relationships at an integrated oil company and at various trading companies. Megan received an MS in Finance and a BS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M.

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Megan Cook
CCO

Megan has more than 10 years of commercial experience in the oil and gas sector with a prior focus on power, natural gas and products. Throughout her career, she has traded, managed logistics, developed new business and managed customer relationships at an integrated oil company and at various trading companies. Megan received an MS in Finance and a BS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M.

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Bert Klussman

Chief Technologist

Bert has more than 20 years of process design and technology development experience. He has designed, built, started up, operated and managed proprietary hydrodesulfurization technologies as well as other refining process solutions. Bert has also managed the process engineering department for a major technology licensor. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Bert Klussman
Chief Technologist

Bert has more than 20 years of process design and technology development experience. He has designed, built, started up, operated and managed proprietary hydrodesulfurization technologies as well as other refining process solutions. Bert has also managed the process engineering department for a major technology licensor. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Dr. Carter White

GC

Carter is a corporate attorney with over 20 years of legal and leadership experience. He has advised global Fortune 500 firms on intellectual property, mergers and acquisition, EPC contracts, commercial transactions, compliance, corporate management and governance. Before his Juris Doctorate, he received a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry with a focus on hydrodesulfurization process chemistry - a field highly relevant to Rigby.

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Dr. Carter White
GC

Carter is a corporate attorney with over 20 years of legal and leadership experience. He has advised global Fortune 500 firms on intellectual property, mergers and acquisition, EPC contracts, commercial transactions, compliance, corporate management and governance. Before his Juris Doctorate, he received a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry with a focus on hydrodesulfurization process chemistry - a field highly relevant to Rigby.

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Clive Dennis

VP - Corporate Development

Clive has 39 years of experience in the international downstream oil industry including executive and leadership roles in globally integrated business units. For nearly two decades, he was responsible for entering new international markets and creating and managing JV entities and partnership businesses. He received an MBA from Boston University.

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Clive Dennis
VP - Corporate Development

Clive has 39 years of experience in the international downstream oil industry including executive and leadership roles in globally integrated business units. For nearly two decades, he was responsible for entering new international markets and creating and managing JV entities and partnership businesses. He received an MBA from Boston University.

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Angelique Sands

VP - Operations

Angelique has more than 30 years of executive and general management experience in the petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, refining and energy industries. She has worked for major international firms on both the owner and contractor sides. Angelique graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Angelique Sands
VP - Operations

Angelique has more than 30 years of executive and general management experience in the petrochemical, chemical, industrial gas, refining and energy industries. She has worked for major international firms on both the owner and contractor sides. Angelique graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Andrew W. Barnes

SVP - Finance

Andrew has more than 10 years of professional experience in the energy and infrastructure industries. He has provided strategic management consulting for IOCs and specialty chemical companies, supported capital raising for infrastructure projects and managed private equity and investment banking activities. He received a BBA in Engineering Route to Business from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

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Andrew W. Barnes
SVP - Finance

Andrew has more than 10 years of professional experience in the energy and infrastructure industries. He has provided strategic management consulting for IOCs and specialty chemical companies, supported capital raising for infrastructure projects and managed private equity and investment banking activities. He received a BBA in Engineering Route to Business from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

In The News

  • IMO2020: Rigby Refining Proposes Turning High Sulfur to Low Sulfur to Meet Post-2020 Demand

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  • Impacts of scrubbers on the environmental situation in ports and coastal waters

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  • Safety implications associated with 2020 fuels and their respective challenges

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