Richard G. Harbison

EVP, Refining at Phillips 66

Richard G. (Rich) Harbison is Executive Vice President of Refining for Phillips 66, a diversified energy company. Harbison has over 30 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles across the refining, pipeline and terminal organizations.

From 2020 to 2022, Harbison was Vice President of the San Francisco Refinery, where he oversaw Rodeo Renewed. He previously served as Manager of the Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex from 2016 to 2020 and Manager of the Ferndale Refinery from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, he worked at both the Los Angeles Refinery and Ferndale Refinery as Operations Manager.

Harbison began his career as an operator with Unocal Corporation at the Richmond Terminal. In 1992, he was promoted to his first supervisory role and worked in roles of increasing responsibility for the pipeline and terminal organizations.

In 1999, Harbison transferred to Tosco’s San Francisco Area Refinery as a project engineer. He worked on several assignments at the Rodeo Refinery, including routine maintenance, turnaround and operations superintendent.

Harbison was born in Napa, California, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial studies from San Jose State University in 1988.


  • EVP, Refining

    Current role

  • SVP, Refining