Pin Oak sets board directors

Published 12:02 am Saturday, June 11, 2016

MT. AIRY — Pin Oak Holdings recently announced Christian O’Neil has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

O’Neil currently serves as chief operating officer for the Marine Transportation Group at Kirby Corp., the leading domestic tank barge operator in the U.S. providing marine transportation services to petroleum, chemical and crude customers.

A seasoned and well-respected executive, O’Neil will bring his deep industry knowledge, as well as his experience operating and building companies to Pin Oak’s Board, officials said.

“Christian’s industry knowledge and experience, along with his customer relationships are tremendous complements to the board,” Pin Oak CEO Mike Reed said. “His liquids logistics business expertise will be a tremendous asset for Pin Oak as we continue to grow. We are excited to be working closely with Christian and have an enormous amount of respect for him personally, professionally, and what he has helped build at Kirby.”

O’Neil said Pin Oak is building a growing and sustainable terminal logistics business throughout North America, adding its Louisiana asset, Pin Oak Terminals, will be one of the top independent destinations for customers once construction is completed by the middle of next year.

“Based on what I see in the industry, there is little doubt that Pin Oak Terminals will be the premier transportation hub on the Lower Mississippi River for liquid petroleum and chemical customers,” he said. “I am excited to be a part of this experienced midstream management team and lend my industry experience to support all aspects of the business.”

Pin Oak is a terminal company and is constructing a liquid and chemicals storage terminal,

Pin Oak Terminals, on 431 acres along the Mississippi River in Mt. Airy.

Pin Oak Terminals provides its customers with complete optionality through ship, pipeline, truck, and rail access.