Board of Directors

Joseph V. Topper, Jr.

Joseph V. Topper, Jr. was appointed Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of our general partner in December 2011. Mr. Topper has 25 years of management experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution business. In 1987, Mr. Topper purchased his family's retail fuel business and five years later founded our predecessor, where he has been the Chief Executive Officer since 1992. Mr. Topper currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Villanova University and the Board of Directors for Lehigh Valley PBS. He is the past President of the board for Lehigh Valley PBS and the Lehigh Valley PBS Foundation and previously served as a board member for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown. Mr. Topper holds a master of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. Mr. Topper is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Melinda B. German

Melinda B. German was appointed as a director of our general partner on March 12, 2013. Ms. German has spent most of her professional career in higher education as both a faculty member and administrator. Currently, Ms. German is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs at Villanova University where she has been employed for more than 15 years. As Associate Dean, she leads the strategic and academic direction of undergraduate business programs as well as program administration. Prior to her role in the undergraduate program, Ms. German was the Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs responsible for the development of programs and curricula, marketing and recruiting, and oversight of services for graduate business students. Before joining Villanova University, Ms. German was the Director of Graduate Business Programs at Philadelphia University where she was also a full-time faculty member before taking on an administrative role. She was also on the faculty at LaSalle University and Temple University. Ms. German worked in marketing research for several years before pursuing a career in higher education. She is a graduate of the University at Albany-SUNY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education and earned an MBA from Temple University.

Warren S. Kimber, Jr.

Warren S. Kimber, Jr. was appointed as a director of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Kimber has been retired since January 2009 and currently holds positions as the National Coordinator of Officials for the NCAA for Men's Lacrosse (since 1990) and the Director of Assigning for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (since 1986). Prior to his retirement in January 2009, Mr. Kimber held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Kimber Petroleum Corporation, in which LGC acquired a majority interest in 2008. Mr. Kimber served on the Board of Trustees for the Pingry School for 20 years with six of those years as Chairman of the board of directors. He also served as trustee for Hobart College and was a member of the board of directors of Chatham Trust Company, Summit Bank Corporation and the United Way. Mr. Kimber holds a degree from Hobart College.

John F. Malloy

John F. Malloy was appointed as a director of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Malloy has been the Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Victaulic Company, the world's largest provider of mechanical joining systems for piping, since 2004. Prior to joining Victaulic, Mr. Malloy worked for 19 years for United Technologies Corporation, or UTC, including time spent as President of Carrier North America, a subsidiary of UTC. Prior to UTC, Malloy taught economics at Hamilton College. Mr. Malloy is a member of the board of directors of Hubbell Corporation, Hollingsworth & Vose, Cornell Iron Works, and Follett Corporation. He is a Trustee of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Boston College.

John B. Reilly, III

John B. Reilly, III was appointed as a director of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Reilly has also served as the President of City Center Investment Corp since October 2011. Mr. Reilly has thirty years of experience in commercial and residential real estate development and planning, finance management and law. Mr. Reilly serves as a trustee of Lafayette College and also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School and a bachelor degree in economics from Lafayette College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Maura E. Topper

Maura E. Topper was appointed as a director of our general partner in May 2012. Ms. Topper is the daughter of Joseph V. Topper Jr., our Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer. From October 2010 to July 2012, Ms. Topper worked as a marketing account executive at MSG Promotions, Inc., an event marketing and management firm based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining MSG Promotions, Ms. Topper worked as a senior accountant in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York from September of 2008 until September of 2010. In May 2008, Ms. Topper earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business (Finance) from Villanova University. Ms. Topper is currently enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration program at Columbia Business School where she has been awarded a merit-based fellowship.

Robert L. Wiss

Robert L. Wiss was appointed as a director of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Wiss retired in December 2009. Prior to retiring, Mr. Wiss was the co-founder and former President of CaseSoft, Inc., the developer of case analysis software tools for litigators and their clients. CaseSoft was sold to LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc., in 2006. Mr. Wiss was a vice president of LexisNexis until December 2009. Mr. Wiss began his career at IBM where he held various marketing positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University.