Rick D. Hessling

Senior Vice President

Rick D. Hessling

Mr. Hessling is senior vice president of MPLX GP LLC. He is also senior vice president, Crude Oil Supply and Logistics of Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Mr. Hessling began his career with Marathon in 1990, as a lessee marketing representative in Michigan. In 1994, he was named acquisition specialist and jobber marketing representative in Michigan. Mr. Hessling relocated to MPC’s Findlay, Ohio, office in 2000 where he was named Midwest exchange negotiator and domestic spot crude oil trader in 2001. In 2002, he was named Marketing coordinating manager and distillate pricing manager in 2004. In 2005, Mr. Hessling was named brand southern district manager in Atlanta. He returned to Findlay in 2011 as crude oil and logistics analysis manger. Mr. Hessling was appointed manager, crude oil and natural gas supply and trading manager in 2014. He was named to his current position in 2018.

Mr. Hessling graduated with a bachelor’s degree in production management and marketing from Central Michigan University. He attended the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in 2012.