Terry Tahal has been promoted to the top local position as Refinery Manager of the Domino Sugar® Chalmette Refinery, where he will be responsible for driving continuous improvement and operational excellence at the Arabi plant.
Tahal has more than 20 years of experience in Engineering, Projects, Operations, and Plant Management in the sugar industry and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia. He began his career with American Sugar Refining, Inc., owner of the Chalmette Refinery and member of ASR Group, as a Corporate Project Manager in 2015. In 2019, Tahal became a Process Technical Manager and was promoted to Assistant Refinery Manager.
“Terry’s more than two decades of experience and his leadership of the Chalmette Refinery these past two years position him well to take the helm of the plant,” said Kelly DeAngelo, ASR Group’s Vice President of North America Operations. “We look forward to his leadership, as he carries out ASR Group’s commitment to producing quality products sustainably at the Chalmette Refinery.”
The Chalmette Refinery has been an economic engine for local communities for more than 110 years, operating on the banks of the Mississippi River since 1909. It is the largest sugar refinery in the Western Hemisphere, refining more than 7 million pounds of sugar per day and producing more than 70 grades and package sizes of products on 32 packaging lines. The refinery employs 425 people and generates an additional 100 jobs through trucking, terminal operations, cargo handling, and ship piloting.
About American Sugar Refining, Inc.
American Sugar Refining, Inc. is a subsidiary of ASR Group International, Inc. (ASR Group), the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service, and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in New York, California, Maryland, Louisiana, Canada, and Mexico. In Europe, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in the United Kingdom, Portugal, and, with a joint venture partner, Italy. ASR Group also farms sugarcane and owns sugar mills in Mexico and Belize. The company’s portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Florida Crystals®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s®, and Sidul®. ASR Group is owned by Florida-based cane sugar producers Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. ASR Group and its parent companies jointly own Tellus Products, LLC, a maker of single-use, compostable tableware and foodservice products from sugarcane fiber. For more information, visit www.ASR-Group.com.