Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Pakkala is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of World Oil Corp. He is responsible for overseeing World Oil’s finance operations, including asset management, information technology, logistics, accounting as well as family office functions. Matthew plays a central role in defining the strategic direction of the company with World Oil’s board and strives to balance World’s long-term vision with the short-term business needs to create value for its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders. Prior to joining World Oil, he was a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting in the corporate finance and restructuring group for 15 years. He has held senior executive positions and key advisory roles in a variety of prominent pharmaceutical, construction and retail organizations throughout his career. Matthew holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA, a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. from UCSD.
Chief Operating Officer
World Oil Refining & Terminals
Austin Miller joined World Oil in 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer for the Refining facility in South Gate and the Terminals located in the Cities of Long Beach and Vernon. He oversees the functions of connected business operations, positioning the company’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, and growing demand for World Oil’s products and services. Before joining World Oil, Austin served as the Director and General Manager for Gardner Asphalt Corporation, where he facilitated the startup, terminal construction, product development, and promotion of a new business segment for the company concentrating on marketing paving asphalt. Austin began his career at Valero Energy Corporation, where he was responsible for supply and distribution for the second largest asphalt producer in the U.S. Austin holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Texas, San Antonio. A recognized industry expert, Austin has spoken at conferences for leading organizations including Argus, NAPA, SEAUPG, and AMAP. Austin has also served on several Asphalt Institute committees including the Marketing Committee, Public Policy/Relations Committee, and presently the Membership Committee.
Chief Operating Officer
World Oil Recycling & World Oil Environmental Services
Jim Ennis joined World Oil Recycling as Refinery Manager in 1977, and rose to Senior Vice President of Operations over the next decade. In 1988 Jim left the company and started multiple hazardous waste and used oil businesses, including Penn Transportation and Resource Recovery, which he sold to the Petroleum Recycling Corporation in 1992. He then started Advanced Environmental Services, which was acquired by DeMenno/Kerdoon in 1998. With that acquisition, Jim returned to World Oil as Vice President of Operations for both Recycling and Environmental Services. On January 1, 2013 Mr. Ennis took up his current position of Chief Operating Officer for both divisions.
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Ed Kaufman became World Oil Corp.’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in November, 2014. Ed is responsible for all of World’s and its subsidiaries’ and affiliates’ legal and legislative affairs. He also oversees the Company’s human resources and risk management functions. Ed has extensive experience as a General Counsel with both private and publicly traded corporations, including SONIFI Solutions, THQ, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Prior to becoming a General Counsel, Ed held senior business and legal affairs positions with Hanna-Barbera, NBC and Security Pacific Corporation. Ed began his career at a San Francisco law firm. Ed has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and has been featured in numerous legal publications throughout his career. Ed earned his JD from Stanford Law School and his B.A. with Honors from the University of Virginia. Ed is a member of the bars of California, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.