Rick D. Hessling

Senior Vice President

Rick D. Hessling

 

Mr. Hessling is senior vice president of MPLX GP LLC. He is also chief commercial officer of Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Mr. Hessling began his career with Marathon in 1990 and served in a variety of Marketing positions in the Midwest. In 1994, he was named acquisition specialist and jobber marketing representative in Michigan, which led to him being named a sales manager. 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 manager. Mr. Hessling was appointed manager, crude oil and natural gas supply and trading manager in 2014.  He was named senior vice president, Crude Oil Supply and Logistics in 2018 and senior vice president, Global Feedstocks in 2021. He assumed his current position in 2024.

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.