Executive Vice President of Midstream, Phillips 66
Robert (Bob) Herman is executive vice president, Refining for Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. He has more than 35 years of experience in various technical and leadership roles within the oil and gas industry.
Herman previously served as executive vice president, Midstream, as well as senior vice president, Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), Projects and Procurement. He joined Phillips 66 as senior vice president, HSE, and previously worked for ConocoPhillips as vice president, HSE. While with ConocoPhillips, he spent a majority of his career on the refining side of the business. Herman was named president, Refining, Marketing and Transportation – Europe, in 2008 after serving as general manager, Refining Business Improvement, since 2005. His extensive work with several refineries across the U.S. and Europe included a three-year term as the refinery manager of the Bayway Refinery.
Herman began his career in 1982 as a rotating equipment engineer at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, with Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company. In 1987, he transferred to refining and worked in numerous operations, maintenance, turnaround, project management, technical support and refining management roles for BP, Tosco, Premcor and ConocoPhillips.
He is the senior vice president, Operations, for Phillips 66 Partners. He currently serves on the board of directors for Phillips 66 Partners, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. He is a past board member of the Northwest Construction Consumers Council; Europia, the European petroleum industry association; and CONCAWE, the European consortium for health, safety and environmental issues in the petroleum industry.
Herman was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1959 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University in 1982.