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Vertex Energy, Inc. (VTNR)

NasdaqCM - NasdaqCM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
7.23+0.12 (+1.69%)
At close: 04:00PM EST
7.36 +0.13 (+1.80%)
Pre-Market: 05:59AM EST

Vertex Energy, Inc.

1331 Gemini Street
Suite 250
Houston, TX 77058
United States
866 660 8156

IndustryOil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Full Time Employees450

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Benjamin P. CowartFounder, Chairman, CEO & Pres610.86kN/A1969
Mr. Christopher CarlsonCFO & Sec.415.45k285k1973
Mr. James Gary RhameChief Operating OfficerN/AN/A1959
Mr. Alvaro RuizChief Strategy OfficerN/AN/A1969
Mr. Bart RiceExec. VPN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Matthew LiebVP of Specialty ProjectsN/AN/A1972
Mr. David PeelCorp. AdvisorN/AN/A1950
Amounts are as of December 31, 2021 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Vertex Energy, Inc., an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest regions of the United States. The company operates through Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery segments. The Black Oil segment collects and purchases used motor oil directly from third-party generators; aggregates used motor oil from a network of local and regional collectors; and sells used motor oil to customers for use as a feedstock or replacement fuel for industrial burners. The segment also produces and sells a vacuum gas oil product to refineries and marine fuels market; and base oil product to lubricant packagers and distributors. The Refining and Marketing segment gathers hydrocarbon streams in the form of petroleum distillates, transmix, and other chemical products that are purchased from pipeline operators, refineries, chemical processing facilities, and third-party providers; and sells end products, such as gasoline blendstock, pygas, and fuel oil cutter stock to oil companies or to petroleum trading and blending companies. The Recovery segment sells ferrous and non-ferrous recyclable metal products, and markets Group III base oils and other petroleum-based products, as well as provides transportation and marine salvage services. Vertex Energy, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Corporate Governance

Vertex Energy, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of October 1, 2022 is 8. The pillar scores are Audit: 10; Board: 9; Shareholder Rights: 2; Compensation: 7.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.