Management

Ruben S. Martin III

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ruben S. Martin III has served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Martin Resource Management Corporation since 1981 and has served in various capacities within the company since 1974. Mr. Martin holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from the University of Arkansas.

Robert D. Bondurant

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Robert D. Bondurant serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Martin Resource Management Corporation as well as serving on the Board of Directors. Mr. Bondurant joined Martin Resource Management in 1983 as Controller and subsequently was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Board of Directors in 1990. Mr. Bondurant served in the audit department at Peat Marwick, Mitchell and Co from 1980 to 1983. Mr. Bondurant holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Texas.

Randall L. Tauscher

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Randall L. Tauscher serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Martin Resource Management Corporation as well as serving on the Board of Directors. Mr. Tauscher has served in this capacity since May 2011. From November 2007 through May 2011, Mr. Tauscher served as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Martin, Mr. Tauscher was employed by Koch Industries for over 18 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of the Koch Carbon Division. Mr. Tauscher earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Kansas State University.

Chris Booth

Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Chris Booth serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Martin Resource Management Corporation. Mr. Booth has served in the capacities of Vice President and General Counsel since February 2006 and in the capacity of Secretary since November 2006. Mr. Booth joined Martin Resource Management in October 2005. Prior to joining Martin, Mr. Booth was an attorney with the law firm of Mehaffy Weber located in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Booth holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree and a masters of business administration degree from the University of Houston. Additionally, Mr. Booth holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from LeTourneau University. Mr. Booth is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

Scot A. Shoup

Senior Vice President of Operations

Scot A. Shoup serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for Martin Resource Management Corporation. Mr. Shoup joined Martin in May 2011. Prior to joining Martin, Mr. Shoup was employed by Exline, Inc. as Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2011 and was employed by Koch Industries in various capacities for 18 years. Mr. Shoup holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Terry D. King

Senior Vice President

Terry “Damon” King serves as Senior Vice President of Martin Resource Management Corporation. Mr. King joined Martin in 2003 as Senior Vice President of Martin’s wholly owned subsidiary, Martin Energy Services LLC (formerly Midstream Fuel Service LLC) and subsequently was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Martin Energy Services LLC. Mr. King previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations with Tesoro Petroleum Company’s subsidiary Tesoro Marine Services from 1997 to 2003. Mr. King held various management positions with Tesoro Petroleum Company from 1981 to 1997. Mr. King also held various positions with Conoco from 1977 to 1981. Mr. King holds a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Johnnie Murry

Senior Vice President of Surface Transportation

Johnnie Murry serves as Senior Vice President, Surface Transportation for Martin Resource Management Corporation. Mr. Murry joined Martin Resource Management Corporation as a terminal manager for Berry Petroleum Company in Stephens, Arkansas and was later promoted to General Manager for Martin Transport, Inc. Prior to joining Martin, Mr. Murry worked in the truck transportation industry with Crystal Oil. Mr. Murry attended Southwest Technical Institution. He holds a Class III Industrial & Public Wastewater Treatment Operator’s License with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, as well as a Boiler Operator’s License with the Arkansas Department of Labor, Boiler Inspection Divisions.

John Ben Blackburn

Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

John Ben Blackburn serves as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Martin Resource Management Corporation. Prior to joining Martin, John Ben was an associate at Beck, Redden & Secrest, LLP in Houston, Texas. He is admitted to practice law in Texas and Mississippi. John Ben received his jurisprudence degree, summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law where he was awarded the Valedictorian Award, served on the South Texas Law Review, and was a varsity moot court advocate and brief writer. John Ben also holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Mike Ginzel

Sr. Vice President Fuel Oil & Asphalt

Mr. Ginzel serves as Sr. VP of Fuel Oil & Asphalt for Martin Product Sales LLC. Mr. Ginzel has served in various capacities at MPS since 2003. Prior to 2003, Mr. Ginzel served in various capacities with BP affiliates for over 15 years. Mr. Ginzel holds a B.B.A. in Accounting degree from Texas A&M University and has been employed in the energy industry for over 30 years.

Al Foley

Vice President Sulfuric Acid

Mr. Foley serves as VP Sulfuric Acid for Martin Product Sales LLC. Mr. Foley has served in such capacity since joining the company in 1998. Prior to joining MRMC, Mr. Foley worked for Boliden Intertrade for 7 years, most recently as VP of Marketing and Transportation. Mr. Foley also served in various capacities with Freeport-McMoran from 1980 to 1991. Mr. Foley holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.

Doug Towns

Vice President Cross Oil Refining & Marketing, Inc.

Mr. Towns serves as Vice President of Cross Oil. Mr. Towns has served in this capacity since November 2012. Mr. Towns has 15 years in the Lubricants business with Mobil and Chevron. Prior to joining MRMC, Mr. Towns was the General Manager of Koch Sulfur Product Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and a M.B.A. from University of Houston.

Michael Newton

Senior Vice President of Roddey Engineering Services

Michael Newton serves as Senior Vice President and Business Leader of Roddey Engineering Services. Mr. Newton’s areas of knowledge include fuels and lubricants refineries, project management, commercial development, and plant economics. Mr. Newton holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a master of science from Louisiana Tech. He is a registered professional engineer in nine states including Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Scott Southard

Vice President of Commercial Development

Scott A. Southard serves as Vice President of Commercial Development for Martin Resource Management Corporation.  Mr. Southard was a member of the original management group at Prism Gas Systems, Inc. serving as Director of Gas Supply and later as Vice President of Gas Supply for Prism Gas System I, L.P., a position in which he continued serving after Martin’s acquisition of Prism in November 2005.  Mr. Southard served in commercial roles with Duke Energy Field Services and Union Pacific Fuels and commercial and engineering roles with Koch Gateway Pipeline Company and United Gas Pipeline Company prior to his employment with Prism.  Mr. Southard holds a bachelor of science degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University and has served in several capacities with the Natural Gas Society of East Texas, the Gas Processors Association and a chapter of the Gas Processors Association, and the North Texas Gas Processors Association.


Click below to view individual biographies:


  • Ruben S. Martin III President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Robert D. Bondurant Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Randall L. Tauscher Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Chris Booth Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
  • Scot A. Shoup Senior Vice President of Operations
  • Terry D. King Senior Vice President
  • Johnnie Murry Senior Vice President of Surface Transportation
  • John Ben Blackburn Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
  • Mike Ginzel Sr. Vice President Fuel Oil & Asphalt
  • Al Foley Vice President Sulfuric Acid
  • Doug Towns Vice President Cross Oil Refining & Marketing, Inc.
  • Michael Newton Senior Vice President of Roddey Engineering Services
  • Scott Southard Vice President of Commercial Development