For Immediate Publication
30th July 2009
Hugh Tucker appointed UKPIA Technical Director
UKPIA, the trade association representing the UK’s main oil refiners, has appointed Hugh Tucker as Technical Director effective 1st August 2009. He takes over from Malcolm Watson, who will continue working part time in the capacity of Technical Adviser until his retirement at the end of 2009.
Hugh Tucker is a Chemical Engineer by training and has worked in the oil industry for over 30 years, much of it with Total. He joined UKPIA in October 2008 as Technical Co-ordinator.
Hugh began his career at Milford Haven Refinery in 1975 as a Process Engineer, working in various Process Engineering, Production Planning and Operations roles through to 1992, followed by a wide range of assignments in refining, trading, logistics and marketing.
Married with three grown-up sons, Hugh’s interests include football and sailing.
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Notes to editors:
- UKPIA represents the oil refining and marketing companies operating in the UK, which also own approximately 2,190 of the UK's 9,264 service stations.
- UKPIA members own and operate the nine crude oil refineries in the UK.