Mr Daigle most recently served as vice president of refining for ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company and held numerous executive and managerial posts during his 43-year career with that organization before his retirement in September of 2006.

Prior to his retirement, Mr Daigle was active in numerous industry trade organizations and served on various committees. Specifically, he was a member of the executive committee for the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, and is a past chairman of the general committee on refining for the American Petroleum Institute.

Jerry Thompson, president and CEO for the general partner of Teppco Partners, said: Don has built a sterling reputation for leadership and achievement within the industry and we are very fortunate to have him as a member of our board of directors. We look forward to gaining the benefits of his decades of experience and in-depth knowledge in implementing management systems that will improve performance.