Michael Burgett, PhD, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Burgett is the Chief Operating Officer for IMTT one of the largest independent network of liquids terminals in North America. IMTT operates close to 50MM barrels of liquid storage at facilities in the US and Canada. It was founded over 70 years ago and has long history of operational excellence.
He joined IMTT in 2016. Prior to this assignment he served as Director Leadership Development, for Kinder Morgan following retirement from NuStar Energy, where he spent 17 years working as Vice President of Operations, and Vice President, Strategic Sourcing. Prior to NuStar he was a partner in Shore Terminals, LLC, the largest independent terminal company on the US west coast. He worked for Calnev Pipeline, GATX terminals, and ARCO in various executive and senior positions prior to Shore Terminals. In his 30 years of terminal experience he has held roles in operations, planning, business development, and administration. In addition to his extensive industry background he has served on the ILTA Board of Directors for many years, and is a past Chairman of ILTA. He has also served as Chairman and President of Healthy Families San Antonio, working with high risk young mothers. In addition to his work experience he is active in his church, working with youth and with his wife Paula his family of four children and 16 grandkids. His interests include research on the origins of leadership, apiary management, and gardening.
Dr. Burgett holds a Ph.d. in Organization and Management – with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, a MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA and a BA from National University, San Diego, CA. Dr. Burgett is also a certified Executive Coach