Chemical Process and Production seeks to provide customers with high-performance solutions for their co-product and bi-product streams in a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly manner. To do so we take as good care of our employees, our plant, our community, and our customers.


Founded in 1972, Chemical Process and Production, Inc. (CP&P) is a small refinery specializing in custom distillation with co-product and bi-product streams. CP&P’s service-orientation and professional expertise allows us to meet and exceed customer expectations. Located in the town of Santa Fe, Texas, CP&P combines small town values with big city performance, to accommodate customers to the best of our abilities. Our equipment, procedures and the quality of care that our seasoned professionals put into each product provides customers with top performing streams. We enjoy a stellar reputation with environmental agencies (particularly TCEQ) and have recently created a top-notch research and development capability. One visit to our plant will convince you that CP&P has the most effective, state-of-the art solutions for your custom distillation challenges.


Jack Ploss

Big Creek High School, War, WV
College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas

Work History
Transportation Management and Oil Field supervision. Managed operations, designed equipment, headed sales for Weeren Trucking.

1968 — Started Ploss Industries. Ran operations designed and supervised construction of necessary specialized equipment, was the sales force for 20 years.

1972 — Formed group and started Chemical Process & Production. Managed construction, hired necessary management team.

1982 — Formed Service Production purchased oil and gas wells. Managed enhanced production on oil and gas wells. Supervised reentries and work overs on production wells.

1985 — Formed Hitchcock Saltwater Disposal, Inc. Reentered three abandon wells for disposal of produced saltwater from production of oil and gas. Designed and supervised construction of new facility at Buffalo Camp.


Greg Ploss

Graduated Texas City High School

Work History
Ploss Industries, Inc. 1980-1994
Worked in various positions including Oil Reclamation, field supervisor, dispatch, truck driver, tank cleaning and finally General Manager.

Peak Ploss Services 1994-1995
Office Coordinator. Facilitated the transition of Ploss Industries to Peak Services.

Chemical Process and Production, Inc. 1995-Present
Plant Manager
15 years of steady growth and expanded capacity and services.


Walter A. Inkofer

M.S. Chemical Engineering Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
B.S. Chemical Engineering Iowa State University, Ames Iowa
Speaks German and French

Work History
Manufacturing Manager with 52 years extensive background in engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance in petrochemical plants, natural gas processing plant and refineries. Product pipeline experience and worked in France for two years.

Process Engineer on an interstate Anhydrous Ammonia pipeline. Designed, engineered, constructed, operated and maintained several types of specialty chemical plants. Designed and constructed a natural gas processing plant on skids from the well head. Designed and constructed projects in small and large refineries. Reduced budgets, increased production, improved safety and quality of work.

Wrote papers in CEP (Chemical Engineering Progress), Oil & Gas Journal, Ammonia Plant Safety Volumes 11 and 13, wrote a chapter in a book, Ammonia. Was called in as expert witness to submit deposition in the States of La., Iowa, Mo., Ark., and Tx. Gave several technical paper presentations to American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Instrument Society of America.

Engineer State of Texas 28252 Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers Past President, Sam Houston Chapter International Maintenance Institute IOS 9001 Team Member 360 Evaluation Team Member Quality Process Team Member 40 Hour Hazwoper Training Attended Numerous NPRA Annual Meetings.


Mike Landers


B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois

Work History

DOW Chemical

Chemical Process and Production Inc. 2005-present



Christopher Ploss


B.S. Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M

Work History

United States Army 2007-2010

Army Reserves 2010-present

Chemical Process and Production Inc. 2010-present

Marketing Director


Stephanie Porter

Graduated Santa Fe High School 1996

College of the Mainland 2002-2003

Work History
Worked in the retail field for seven years, from sales associate to manager, before coming to the plant in 2001.

Chemical Process and Production, Inc. 2001-Present
Office Manager


Brandon Clingerman

Position: A/B Operator
Hired on: 7/5/2006


Cody Hicks

Position: B Operator
Hired on: 8/29/2008


Jonathan Patterson

Position: B Operator
Hired on: 11/12/2007


Kevin Freudensprung

Position: Operations Supervisor
Hired on: 7/1/1997


Ricky Brown

Position: A Operator
Hired on: 7/13/1998


Victor Boudreaux

Position: A Operator
Hired on: 4/22/2004