Hi-Crush Partners LP announced that Scott J. Preston has joined the company as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Preston will be responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as the development and implementation of Hi-Crush’s ongoing growth strategy.
Preston brings more than 25 years of logistics and supply chain operations experience across a wide range of industries, including mining of multiple minerals, production of proppants and rail transportation. Most recently, Preston served simultaneously as chief operations officer of Unimin Corp. and chief executive officer of Winchester & Western Railroad, within the Sibelco Group portfolio.
Prior to that, Preston has held various senior-level supply, procurement, and planning positions for other logistically complex businesses during his tenures with Tronox Inc., International Flavors & Fragrances and Pepsi Bottling Group.
“We are extremely excited to have Scott join our team,” said Robert E. Rasmus, chief executive officer of Hi-Crush. “Scott’s addition and experience is well-aligned with our corporate strategy of Mine. Move. Manage., and enhances our capability to efficiently service our customers’ increasing and evolving logistical needs. Scott augments our world-class executive team and we look forward to continuing to grow our business and extend our position as a leading provider of proppant and logistics solutions.”