V. Topper, Jr., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
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. He is the past President of the board for Lehigh Valley
PBS and the Lehigh Valley PBS Foundation. He also 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.
F. Hrinak, President
David F. Hrinak was appointed President
of our general partner in May 2012. Mr. Hrinak has been the President of
LGC since September 2010. From 2005 until September 2010, Mr. Hrinak
served as the Vice President of Wholesale for LGC. Mr. Hrinak has
35 years of experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution
business. Prior to joining LGC, Mr. Hrinak was the Branded Wholesale
Manager at ConocoPhillips. In addition to ConocoPhillips, he has held various leadership
positions at BP and Mobil including Territory Manager, Sales and Business
Consultant, Region Manager, and Wholesaler Business Manager.
L. Miller, Chief Financial Officer
Mark L. Miller was appointed Chief Financial
Officer of our general partner in May 2012. He has been employed by LGC since
2004 as Vice President of Acquisitions managing LGC's acquisitions, acquisition
financing and working capital requirements. Prior to joining LGC,
Mr. Miller was the Chief Financial Officer for several small and middle
market companies in various industries. Mr. Miller also spent six years
with Deloitte & Touche LLP as a Senior Accountant.
Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from
Northeastern University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
M. Macerato, General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Macerato was appointed General
Counsel, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer of our general partner in
March 2013. Mr. Macerato has 18 years of legal experience primarily in the
areas of Securities Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and
Financial Transactions. Prior to joining Lehigh Gas, he worked at Cytec
Industries Inc. as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary, and at EnerSys as
Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. He was a Shareholder
at Stevens & Lee, a law firm in Reading, PA and an Associate at Reed Smith,
a law firm in Philadelphia, PA. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Macerato held various
management and engineering positions, primarily at Air Products and Chemical,
Inc. He holds a J.D. from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple
University and an MBA in Management and Bachelor of Science in Chemical
Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is licensed to practice
law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
J. Devlin, Jr., Chief Accounting Officer
James J. Devlin, Jr. was appointed
Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of our general partner
in July 2012. Mr. Devlin has been employed by LGC since February 2012.
Prior to joining LGC, Mr. Devlin held the position of VP—Finance,
Corporate Controller of Impax Laboratories, Inc., a publicly traded
specialty pharmaceutical company, from April 2005 to December 2011.
Mr. Devlin has over 20 years of accounting experience and has held
senior management finance and accounting positions in various publicly traded
and private companies. Mr. Devlin holds a Master of Business Administration
degree from the Haub School of Business of Saint Joseph's University and a B.S.
Business Administration with a major in Accounting obtained from LaSalle
University. Mr. Devlin is a Certified Public Accountant.
A. Derstine, Executive Vice President, Administration
Tracy A. Derstine was appointed Vice
President of Administration in May 2012. Ms. Derstine has worked for LGC
since 1999. Ms. Derstine has been the Vice President of Human Resources of
LGC since February 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Derstine held the positions of
Director of Human Resources from October 2006 to February 2009 and Human
Resources Administrator and Office Administrator from 1999 to October 2006. In
her position as Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Derstine oversees
administrative departments for LGC including Human Resources, Safety,
Information Technology, Management Information Systems and Public
Affairs/Corporate Communications. Ms. Derstine has 12 years of
experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution business and more than
25 years of human resource experience. She holds a Bachelor of
Science/Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Shippensburg University.
K. Hooven, Vice President, Wholesale
John K. Hooven was appointed Vice
President of Wholesale Distribution of our general partner in May 2012.
Mr. Hooven has served as the Vice President of Wholesale Distribution of
LGC since April 2009. From July 2008 until April 2009, Mr. Hooven
served as the Vice President of Operations of LGC. Prior to joining LGC,
Mr. Hooven worked at Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of
LUKOIL, where he served as regional Sales Manager, from May 2004 until July
2008. Mr. Hooven has 33 years of experience in the wholesale and
retail fuel distribution business. Mr. Hooven spent more than
20 years at Mobil Oil Corporation where he held various marketing
positions along the East Coast. Mr. Hooven holds a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree in Business Management from Temple University.
M. Nifong, Vice President, Finance & Chief Investment Officer
Charles Nifong joined Lehigh Gas in
February 2013. Prior to joining Lehigh Gas, Mr. Nifong worked for more than
nine years in investment banking, most recently as a Director at Bank of
America Merrill Lynch in the real estate industry coverage group, where he
worked on an extensive range of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions
advisory assignments. Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Nifong
served as a Captain in armor and reconnaissance units in the United States Army.
Mr. Nifong holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Highest Honor from the
Georgia Institute of Technology and Master of Business Administration from the
University of Virginia.