David (Dave) Robertson is president and chief operating officer of Koch Industries, Inc., and a member of its board of directors. He previously served as executive vice president of Koch Industries.
Mr. Robertson is chairman of Georgia-Pacific Equity Holdings, LLC, Flint Hills Resources, LLC and Molex Electronic Technologies Holdings, LLC, and he serves on the boards of INVISTA B.V. and Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC, all of which are subsidiaries of Koch Industries.
Mr. Robertson began his career with Koch companies in 1984 and has led several Koch companies. He is the past president of Flint Hills Resources, Koch Petroleum Group, Koch Beef Company and Koch Agriculture Company.
Mr. Robertson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Emporia State University, in Emporia, Kan. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Wichita and have three children.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $115 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronic components; commodity trading; minerals; energy; ranching; glass; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested more than $70 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 100,000 people worldwide, with about 60,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,000 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. Familiar Koch companies’ brands include STAINMASTER® carpet, LYCRA® fiber, Quilted Northern® tissue, and the Dixie® brand of cups, plates and cutlery.