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Outstanding Alumni

Kim Penner

President

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P.
Wichita, KS

Kim Penner Photo

Kim Penner is president of Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. The company owns or operates about 4,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids and chemicals.

Mr. Penner began his career with Koch companies in 1983 with Koch Petroleum Group, now Flint Hills Resources. He held a variety of roles in marketing and distribution, human resources, and was director of development from 1996 to 1998.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Penner was senior vice president for Flint Hills Resources, with responsibility for light products marketing, including supply, wholesale sales, trading, distribution and position management.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University.

Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. consists of a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; fibers and polymers; commodity and financial trading and services; and forest and consumer products. Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 80,000 people. Familiar Koch companies’ brands include STAINMASTER® carpet, LYCRA® spandex, Quilted Northern® tissue and Dixie® cups and tableware.