Sapphire hires senior director, downstream technology

| May 31, 2010
Sapphire Energy announced veteran oil executive Dan Sajkowski has joined the company as senior director, downstream technology. After more than 24 years with BP (Amoco), Sajkowski brings his wealth of experience in the oil and refining industry to the burgeoning field of algae-based fuel. Sajkowski served as the business unit leader of BP's Whiting Refinery, the fourth-largest refinery in the country, for the past five years. In addition to operational and financial accountability for the site, he was a primary driver behind the largest capital project in the history of Indiana and the most complex project BP has ever undertaken: the $3.8 billion modernization of the Whiting Refinery.