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Arguindegui Oil Company has assembled a talented team of managers and directors. Our management team has over 200 years of combined experience.

Our management team includes some of the most talented individuals in the industry.  Many have served in capacities within our organization and others and been recognized for their outstanding contributions to their field. Arguindegui Oil’s management team is committed to providing its customers exceptional service and delivering high-quality products throughout Texas. Each member of our management team plays a vital role in the development of our staff and the success of our company.  If you would like to join our team, click here.

Ray Hernandez

Vice President of Marketing and Supply

Ray Hernandez is Vice President of Marketing and Supply for Arguindegui Oil. Mr. Hernandez’s responsibilities include marketing, supply, logistics and business development of the company.

Before joining Arguindegui Oil, Mr. Hernandez had an impressive 23-year career at Valero Energy where he served and retired as Senior Manager of Unbranded Wholesale for the entire Gulf and Mid-Continent, Southwestern United States and Mexico (PEMEX/PMI). During his tenure at Valero, he also held the position of Senior Manager of National Accounts stretching from coast to coast. Mr. Hernandez was the primary lead in the marketing and introduction of ULSD and TxLED in its infancy stage.

With a total of 30 years in the refining industry, Mr. Hernandez has proven to be successful in managing growth and success with fuel supply, fuel sales, and customer’s relations. Recognized for his expertise in the industry, Mr. Hernandez has served as keynote Speaker at national conferences which include Platt’s, OPIS, NBB, and NTTC. These organizations have a national significance in US Energy and Petroleum pricing and logistics as well and establishing policy.  Mr. Hernandez also served a four-year term as a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on San Antonio’s Executive Board during 2002 through 2006.  He was also selected by Bill Greehey, CEO at Valero at the time, to be the 2001 United Way Loaned Executive for San Antonio.

Mr. Ray Hernandez graduated from Brownsville High School and attended Texas Southmost Junior College and went on to attend Texas A&M University at College Station where he studied in the Agricultural Department of Entomology for the USDA South Texas Extension Project.

Richard S. Freeland, CLS

Director of Lubricants

Richard Freeland is the Director of Lubricants for Arguindegui Oil Companies. Richard brings over 25 years of experience in wholesale fuel, lubricant, and chemical distribution management.

Mr. Freeland joined the firm in 2013 and is the driving force behind the Sales and Marketing for the Lubricants division. He currently manages the sales team and over 400 customers throughout the State of Texas. Prior to joining Arguindegui Oil, Richard was with Hubert Glass Oil Company, Sun Coast Resources, and SMF Energy Services. Additionally, Mr. Freeland served as facility manager for Coastal Chemical Company, branch manager for H&W Petroleum, and as the operations manager for Bradco Inc.

Richard Freeland is a Certifed Lubricant Specialist (STLE) and has achieved certifications and awards in various areas of the lubricant and chemical industry. He also holds a Airframes and Powerplants License from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Richard is veteran having served in the UnitedStates Marine Corp. He has eight (8) children and has been married for 29 years.He enjoys bowhunting, running, and staying physically active.