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David Erfert

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David Erfert, Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer

David Erfert is senior vice president and Chief Transformation Officer for Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. A chemical engineer, Erfert has 31 years of experience in various refining and leadership roles within the oil and gas industry.


Previously, Erfert served as senior vice president of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Projects for Phillips 66. He held a number of roles in the company prior to that, including vice president, Strategy and Planning; general manager, Sweeny Refinery; manager, Refining Business Improvement; and manager. Bayway Refinery. Before moving to Phillips 66 in 2012, his roles at ConocoPhillips included manager, Trainer Refinery; operations manager, Bayway Refinery; and production manager, Ponca City Refinery. During the merger of Conoco and Phillips in 2002, he was transferred to the San Francisco Refinery as the technical manager.


Beginning his career with Shell Oil in 1990, Erfert held various roles in engineering as well as planning and economics. He later worked in the Netherlands for Shell International in a long-range planning and commercial role. He also served as business manager at Wood River Refinery and joined Tosco to serve as the operations manager for offsites.


Erfert is on the board of the Western States Petroleum Association, the ManCom for WRB Refining LP, the University of Houston Engineering Leadership Board and the American Red Cross of Greater Houston. He is also on the Operating Excellence Committee for DCP Midstream and CPChem. Erfert previously served as chairman of the API Refining Subcommittee and the AFPM Process Safety Advisory Group.


Erfert received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1990. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Houston in 1997.