Marathon Petroleum’s marketing VP, Thomas Kelley, retires after 37 years

Marathon Petroleum’s marketing VP, Thomas Kelley, retires after 37 years

America’s Marathon Petroleum Corporation said Thomas Kelley, senior vice president, Marketing, effective Oct. 1, 2018.

The company said in a statement that: “Tom’s dedication, insight and business acumen have been tremendous assets throughout his 37-year career,” said MPC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary R. Heminger. “He has played a particularly influential leadership role in growing our marketing organization, and his impact on MPC will be recognized long after he retires. We are thankful for his dedication and service and wish him and his family all the best in his well-earned retirement.”

Kelley joined MPC as a marketing associate in 1981 and has held several positions of increasing responsibility in the Marathon Brand and Wholesale Marketing organizations throughout his career. In 1990, Kelley was named district sales manager, marketing. He was named manager, Wholesale Marketing, in conjunction with the formation of Marathon Ashland Petroleum in 1998 and, two years later, he was appointed manager, Brand Marketing. In 2008, he assumed responsibilities as director, Crude Supply and Logistics and in 2010, was named senior vice president, Marketing.

Kelley is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, where he serves on the marketing subcommittee. For the past two years, he also served as chair of Toledo Classic, Inc., which organizes and operates the Marathon Classic, an LPGA tour event.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Indiana State University in 1981. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Advanced Management Program in 2002 and the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in 2008.