Company Leadership

Malcolm M. TurnerMalcolm M. Turner, P.E.

Graduate of Rice University with BA (1958) and MSChE (1959) degrees. Formerly with Conoco. Experienced in facility appraisals, acquisitions and reorganizations, venture analysis and development, economic and feasibility studies, financial planning, crude oil marketing, pipelines, design and operations of refinery and petrochemical processes, and expert testimony. Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas).

Michael W. LegerMichael W. Leger, P.E.

Graduated from Louisiana State University in 1971 with BS in Chemical Engineering. Formerly with Texaco and CITGO Petroleum.  Also served as President/CEO of small independent U.S. refining company. Expertise in petroleum downstream economics, fair market value analysis, feasibility/ competitive evaluations, transactional due diligence, strategic planning studies, plant management, independent engineer engagements, plant startup, environmental assessments, and expert testimony. Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas).

Camille TipplerCamille A. Tipple
Chief Financial Officer

Joined Turner, Mason & Company in 1978. Experienced in crude purchasing and exchange, pricing analysis, accounts receivable and payable. Responsible for company financial accounting, billings, and support staff personnel.

John R. AuersJohn R. Auers, P.E.
Executive Vice President

University of Nebraska BSChE (1980) and University of Houston MBA (1985). Formerly with Exxon. Experienced in facilities planning, computer operations, process control, refinery evaluations, refinery sales, and application of refinery linear programs. Leads the firm’s activities in forecasting and Outlook publications. Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas).

James W. JonesJames W. Jones, P.E.
Senior Vice President

University of Texas Austin BSChE (1976) and University of Texas Tyler MBA (1980). Formerly with LaGloria Oil & Gas. Experienced in refinery project management, process design, operations management, refinery startup, petroleum refining economics, HazOp review and application of refinery linear programs. Leads the firm’s project management and technology assessment activities. Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas).

Thomas R. HoganThomas R. Hogan, P.E.
Senior Vice President

Graduated in 1971 from Michigan State University with BSChE degree. Formerly associated with Mobil Oil and Husky. Experienced in planning and economics, linear programs, petroleum transportation and trading, environmental assessments and environmental fuels compliance and litigation support. Leads the firm’s activities in fuels compliance consulting. Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas).

Jose T. HiladlgoJose T. Hidalgo
Director of International Services

Graduated from the Central University Venezuela with a BSChE degree (1971).  Formerly with Shell and Petróleos de Venezuela (“PDVSA”). From 2004 to 2013 Jose provided technical support and expertise on the petroleum and chemicals industry for project finance and equity investments worldwide, including investment due diligence and oversight of construction and operations of petroleum and petrochemical assets to IFC-World Bank Group on staff and since 2014 as part time consultant.

John MayesJohn M. Mayes
Director of Special Studies

Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1976 with BSChE degree. Formerly associated with Gulf Oil, BP, Ultramar, and Fina/Alon. Experienced in refinery planning and economics, linear programming, wholesale and retail fuels marketing, product trading, pipeline and terminal economics and operations, and crude oil evaluations.

Beth HilbournElizabeth Hilbourn, P.E
Director of Regulatory Services & Special Studies

Graduated from the University of Minnesota with BSChE degree (1989) and from the Illinois Institute of Technology with MBA (1996) and is a Member Society of Women Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  Experienced with EPA reporting, renewable fuel producer registration and 3rd party engineering reviews and RIN due diligence.  Has assisted with foreign EPA registrations in the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and Argentina. Is also experienced in process engineering, process design, linear programming, short-term planning and strategic planning in the refining industry as well as R&D experience in catalysis.  Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas).