Our leadership team is driven to provide our customers and suppliers with products and services they expect from an industry leader. With over a century of experience in spent lubricants recycling, environmental services, and hydrocarbon processing, this team of veterans has the expertise to deliver on this promise. However, it is ultimately our cadre of dedicated employees who turn this vision into a reality.
Mark has led downstream, specialty products, and environmental industry-focused companies for more than 30 years. Specifically, his senior leadership roles have accounted for annual revenues exceeding $500MM with industrial stalwarts such as Shell, SK Environmental and GFL. He has consistently focused on technical, sales, and operations functions, while continually exploring opportunities to grow the business through targeted and transformational acquisitions. Mark earned a master’s in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He is fluent in German and English.
Tyler joined Blue Tide in 2021 and brings an extensive background in finance and strategic development. Prior to joining the team, Tyler served as CFO of Chisos Energy, a midstream crude oil logistics company which he cofounded in 2018. Previously, Tyler worked as a vice president at Simmons & Company International, an energy-focused investment bank, where he focused exclusively on asset-level midstream and downstream M&A. Prior to Simmons, Tyler also held roles with Barclays Global Natural Resources Group and Credit Suisse. Tyler earned both an MBA and BBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA charterholder.
Steve Lewis joins our team as senior vice president of sales and supply. With 30 years experience in the environmental industry, he has guided North American commercial sales teams and marketed commodity products produced from the oil spent lubricants recycling process and terminal operations that include base oils, VGO, marine fuels, distillates, vacuum tower asphalt bottoms and recycled fuel oil as well as sourcing UMO supply throughout the U.S. and Canada. Steve earned his BS in communication and business management from Eastern Michigan University while playing Division 1 football.
Chad joined Blue Tide in June of 2021 but has been working with the team since inception as part of Tailwater Technical Consulting (TTC), which he joined in 2019. Mr. Aldrich has over 24 years of service in the petrochemical and midstream industries. Prior to joining TTC, Mr. Aldrich served as senior director, project management at Southcross Energy. He has held multiple leadership roles in engineering, operations, asset optimization, and commercial/business development. Prior assignments have included conceptual studies, debottleneck studies, facility troubleshooting, and technical/commercial evaluations for mergers/acquisitions. Previous employers have included Enterprise Products Partners, Dow Chemical, and Koch Industries. Mr. Aldrich holds a B.S. in chemical engineering.