Irving Oil Welcomes New President and Senior Leaders

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SAINT JOHN, NB — Irving Oil is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Whitcomb as President of our company

Mr. Whitcomb brings a deep understanding of our company through his thirty years of working with Irving Oil in his role with Deloitte. He is deeply committed to our success and has worked closely with many at Irving Oil, helping to guide strategy and keep our company focused on its goals.

Mr. Whitcomb is joined by Sarah Irving, recently named as Irving Oil’s Executive Vice-President. Ms. Irving maintains a broad perspective on our business, having grown up in the refining and marketing business. Recently, Sarah completed her MBA and has returned home to Saint John to contribute to our company’s success as a senior leader.

Mark Sherman will assume the role of Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Irving Oil. Mr. Sherman is a proven leader and has been an integral part of Irving Oil’s leadership team as General Manager of Refining and Supply, and he has been with the company since 2008.

We wish our leadership team every success as they assume their new roles and guide the continued growth of Irving Oil.

About Irving Oil

Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is a privately owned regional refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery, in Saint John, NB, which is located 65 miles north of the US border and has reached production rates in excess of 320,000 barrels per day. With over 900 fueling locations, operations from eight distribution terminals, and a delivery fleet of tractor‐trailers, Irving Oil serves wholesale, commercial, and retail customers in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and New England. Learn more at or

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Sam Robinson
Public Affairs, Irving Oil
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