Norberto Macias, Consultant

Norberto Macias’s refining expertise is founded on 40 years of extensive experience in international refining and marketing operations, planning, strategic planning, logistics, and economics.
Over his career, Mr. Macias has worked for EXXON Argentina, Coastal Corp. in Texas, Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia and ALON USA in Louisiana.
Mr. Macias expertise includes modeling refinery process units and entire fuels and petrochemicals refineries; forecasting and optimizing refinery production, product quality, crude arrival, and inventory; improving and enhancing refinery economics; training engineers on refining economics; advising and coaching PIMS users; managing domestic and international sales; supervising laboratory services and teaching courses. Norberto is an expert in the use of PIMS linear program modeling and other financial models.
Mr. Macias holds an MBA degree from Texas A&M university at Corpus Christi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacionál de Tucumán in Argentina.

Work History
Downstream Advisors - Consultant 2018 - Present
ALON USA - Manager Planning and Economics 2011 - 2012
Saudi Aramco - Refining Strategic Planning Specialist 1997 - 2010
Coastal Corp. - Refining Planning & Economics 1992 - 1997
ABASCO - Sales and Designs Engineer 1990 - 1992
EXOAL S.A.I.C. - Corrosion Dept. Sales Manager 1989 - 1990
EXXON Argentina - Operations, Logistics, Planning and Economics 1972 - 1988
Education

MBA, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, TX

BS Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina)

Publications

“Will the Oil Prices Stabilize and Grow?” LinkedIn, May 2017

Languages

English, Spanish (Native), Basic Italian