Michael H. Wright, Jr.
Mr. Wright has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2022. Mr. Wright has nearly 34 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, including refinery operations, capital project management, crude supply/logistics and refining industry consulting. Mr. Wright joined CVR Energy as a Project Manager in July 2019 and most recently served as our Vice President – Capital Projects from December 2019 to January 2022. Prior to joining the CVR Energy, Mr. Wright served as senior consultant – refining for Solomon Associates, an energy industry consulting firm, from September 2018 to July 2019, and in several senior roles with HollyFrontier Corporation, a publicly traded independent petroleum refiner, from 2005 to February 2018, including vice president – crude supply from April 2015 to February 2018; vice president and refinery manager of the Woods Cross Refinery from 2013 to 2015; and vice president of capital projects from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Wright received both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah.