Nasdaq-listed Plains All American Pipeline has announced Blake Fernandez as its vice president of investor relations.
He succeeds Roy Lamoreaux who takes on the role of vice president of communications, sustainability and public affairs.
Fernandez report to Chris Herbold, senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, who currently oversees all accounting activities and has responsibility for equity capital markets, tax and commodity risk management.
Bringing more than 20 years of finance experience, Fernandez previously worked as senior vice president of IR and market intelligence at Delek US Holdings. He has also worked in equity research covering integrated oils and refining at Simmons Energy.
Lamoreaux joined Plains in 2006 as manager of IR and equity capital markets and assumed more roles within the IR, business development and stakeholder relations realm.
He was responsible for starting Plains’ communications, sustainability and government relations practices along with launching the Plains All American political action committee.
‘Blake brings extensive energy finance and equity research experience and we welcome him to the Plains team,’ says Willie Chiang, chairman and CEO of Plains All American.
‘Adding dedicated officer-level resources to these critical areas enables us to further advance our relationships with the financial community while continuing to grow key stakeholder engagement activities.
‘I also want to acknowledge the important role Roy has played in investor relations for many years. We look forward to him continuing to advance our communications, sustainability and public affairs activities.’