Ken Piddington

Houston, TX

Ken Piddington is the VP & CIO of U.S. Silica Company.

Piddington has been building, transforming, and creating multibillion-dollar growth for high-performing businesses throughout his career.  Leveraging well-honed executive skills across all areas of technology and business operations, he brings a legacy of success in setting a strategic vision, positioning to scale, and driving executions that enable profitable business growth.  Piddington is a CEO partner with strong expertise in all business cycles, including high growth, business transformation, and M&A integration. As an award-winning thought leader and published author, he is respected for game changing industry contributions, and his passion for talent development and customer satisfaction.

Prior to U.S. Silica Company, Ken was the CIO of SGR Energy, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for defining and executing the company’s business technology strategy and was a member of the company’s M&A strategy team. 

Piddington is the former CIO at Global Partners LP, a Fortune 500 midstream logistics and energy products marketing company, where he was responsible for leading, developing and implementing the business technology strategy during four years of unprecedented growth where the company revenues grew from $6 billion to $20 billion.  This included the successful integration of multiple acquisitions and the implementation of supply chain technologies necessary to support dramatic geographic and line of business expansion.

Piddington is the President of the Advisory Board for the Energy Institute High School, chairs the Technology Committee for Stages Repertory Theatre, and is a board member at HITS Theatre.  Ken is also an Advisory Board member for the CIO Executive Council and a mentor in the Pathways program.

He is recognized as an industry thought leader, is a regular speaker at business and association conferences, and has been featured in multiple media publications.  He has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 Technology leader, is a CIO100 award winner, and has twice been recognized as an InformationWeek 500 Top Technology Innovator.

Piddington holds a B.S. in Management from Northeastern University and attended Graceland College where he played football and baseball. Today, Ken makes Houston, Texas his home.