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Oiltanking Partners names new chief executive officer

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Staff writer | Houston, Tx., USA | November 7, 2012
Oiltanking PartnersNovember 7, 2012, Houston, Tx., USA - Oiltanking Partners, L.P., an oil and gas company, announced that Anne-Marie Ainsworth has been selected to succeed Carlin Conner as president and CEO of its general partner, effective November 26, 2012.
Ms. Ainsworth will also serve on the board of directors of Oiltanking's general partner. A refining industry veteran with 34 years of experience, Ms. Ainsworth was most recently Senior Vice President of Sunoco Refining. Prior to joining Sunoco, she was employed by Motiva Enterprises, LLC, where she was the General Manager of the Motiva refinery in Norco, Louisiana. Ms. Ainsworth holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Rice University and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

Carlin Conner has assumed the role of Managing Director of Oiltanking GmbH and joined the Executive Board of Marquard & Bahls AG.

Mr. Conner will remain Chairman of the board of the general partner of the Partnership. Mr. Conner has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of the company's general partner since March 2011 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Oiltanking Holding Americas Inc. since July 2006.

Mr. Conner was elected as the Chairman of the board of directors of its general partner in connection with the completion of our initial public offering in July 2011. On June 25, 2012, Mr. Conner was appointed Managing Director of the Oiltanking Group. Mr. Conner has been in the terminaling business for more than 19 years. Before joining the Oiltanking Group, he worked at GATX Terminals Corporation in various roles including Operations and Commercial Management.

In 2000, Mr. Conner joined Oiltanking Houston, L.P. and in 2003, he moved to the Oiltanking Group’s corporate headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, where he was responsible for international business development. In Hamburg, he sat on the boards of several Oiltanking Group ventures.