Executive Biographies

Barry Siler  -  Chief Executive Officer

Barry Siler is the Chief Executive Officer of Kodiak Fuels, a premier consulting company involved in corporate hedging and risk management. Barry launched his consulting company, Kodiak Fuels, in 1994, initially specializing in the airline sector. Since then, Siler has expanded his client base with both end-users and producers. Kodiak Fuels is now involved in jet fuel, ULSD, gasoline, natural gas, high sulfur fuel oil, Brent and WTI crude oil, and other refined products/crude oils.

During the past 45 years, Barry has experience as an energy trader, marketer, refinery business manager, B2B internet platform developer, salesman and consultant. He has worked for Dow Chemical, Ferrell Petroleum, Challenger Petroleum, Mieco Inc., World Fuel Services, CheMatch.com, China Aviation, Williams, Sunkyong and Arizona Clean Fuels before establishing his consulting company.

Kodiak Fuels was established primarily to support Siler’s relationship with Southwest Airlines where he and Gary Kelly, then CFO of Southwest Airlines, developed and implemented one of the most creative and successful jet fuel hedging programs.

Barry continues to expand his consulting business by utilizing a pro-active hedging style, developing client specific programs with foundations that can change with the dynamics of the energy market and commodities. He uses an aggressive and creative style in hedging while preserving a sincere commitment to his clients founded on sound principles with the highest degree of integrity.

Barry was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1945. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Albion College in 1967, majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry with a minor in Physics. In college, Barry was an All-Conference golfer, an All-Conference football player, Small College All-American football, Most Valuable Pklayer (MVP) - MIAA Conference football. He also played for the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl XLIV Champions. Barry lives in Fulshear (Houston), Texas with his wife Susan, has 3 children and currently 10 grandchildren.

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