Erica Snedegar

VP, Base Oils & Branded Products at Vertex Energy


Ms. Snedegar joined Vertex Energy in 2014 and offers 20 years of business expertise in leadership and executive management, with 18 years of special focus in the petroleum industry, the procurement and sales of off-specification petroleum hydrocarbons, distillate fuels, non-hazardous chemicals, and transformer oils. Prior to joining Vertex Energy, she was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Heartland Petroleum, LLC where she was responsible for all sales and procurement efforts for Heartland’s used oil & street collection division across the mid-western US. Ms. Snedegar has successfully built and owned several businesses over her 20 years — most notably, she was the Co-founder, owner, and Vice President of Heartland Refinery Group, LLC, which was the United States' third successfully built GR II+ base oil re-refinery, now a division of Vertex Energy, Inc. Currently, Ms. Snedegar oversees the sales and marketing of Vertex Energy’s Group II+ base oil division. In addition, Ms. Snedegar directly manages the GR III base oil division (Penthol relationship), overseeing all sales, marketing, distribution, accounting, and logistics efforts across North America. Ms. Snedegar is also responsible for intermediate by-product stream sales at Vertex Energy’s refinery. Ms. Snedegar earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, in Toledo Ohio.


  • VP, Base Oils & Branded Products

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  • Base Oils and Intermediate Products

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