Mushahid “Mush” Khan is President and COO of O’Rourke Petroleum. He joined the company as a consultant in 2002, but quickly moved into the roles of General Manager in 2003 and President & COO in 2005. In his current position, Mush leads and oversees the development and execution of key processes and functions related to: strategic planning, marketing, sales, organizational development, financial management, operations, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions.
Under Mush’s leadership, O’Rourke has flourished in both size and profitability. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the company has grown from 60 to 145 employees, and profitability has increased by more than 20% per year for the last 5 years. Adding new business lines to the organization’s existing services, he created O’Rourke Marine Services (OMS), offering lubricant and fuel services to the marine industry. He also expanded the company’s geographic reach through acquisitions that have led to a new distribution facility and sales team in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
In addition to growing the company, Mush is passionate about the growth and development of the people at O’Rourke. Building a strengths-based culture based on continuous learning, better performance, and creating value for customers is a priority to Mush, and the results are evident in the environment he has created and the trust customers put in O’Rourke and its people.
Prior to joining O’Rourke, Mush served as Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Gulf Coast Welding Corp., and as General Manager of Delta Petroleum.
In addition to his responsibilities with O’Rourke, Mush is co-chair of Shell Oil’s National Distributor Advisory Council, and an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). An avid community supporter, Mush is an active board and/or committee member of numerous nonprofit organizations in Houston, including: Crisis Intervention of Houston, Devereux Texas Treatment Centers, KIPP Houston, and Team Inspiration of Texas (MS150 team).
Mush holds an MBA from The University of Houston (Clear Lake), and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University. In addition, he holds a U.S. Patent for a project he developed in college at LSU.