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Management Team

Chairman / CEO
Craig Vanderwall 

craig_vanderwall@genpet.com

THE CHAIRMAN AND CEO, CRAIG L VANDERWALL HAS FORTY TWO (42) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE PETROLEUM MARKETING/DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS.  AFTER RECEIVING HIS DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HE WORKED FOR MOBIL OIL CORPORATION IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT FOR SEVEN (7) YEARS.  HE PURCHASED GENERAL PETROLEUM IN 1978 AND HAS MANAGED THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS FOR THE LAST THIRTY FIVE  (35) YEARS.

President
Cynthia Vanderwall 
cindie_vanderwall@genpet.com

THE  PRESIDENT , CYNTHIA T VANDERWALL, HAS THIRTY FIVE (35) YEARS ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF GENERAL PETROLEUM.  AFTER RECEIVING HER DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO SHE HELD A MANAGEMENT POSITION IN THE LUCAS COUNTY COURT SYSTEM.  IN 1978 SHE JOIN HER HUSBAND IN THE ACQUISITION OF GENERAL PETROLEUM AND HAS MANAGED THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMPANY FOR THIRTY FIVE  (35) YEARS. 

Vice President / Sales Manager
Craig Vanderwall Jr. 

craig_vanderwalljr@genpet.com

VICE PRESIDENT/SALES MANAGER: CRAIG VANDERWALL II, (JR.) HAS BEEN WITH GENERAL PETROLEUM, INC., FULL TIME SINCE MAY OF 2004. CRAIG, JR. HAS GROWN UP AROUND GENERAL PETROLEUM HIS WHOLE LIFE. HE HAS WORKED IN OPERATIONS, CUSTOMER SERVICE, PURCHASING, ADMINISTRATION AND SALES. CRAIG, JR., HAS A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS IN FORT WAYNE. CRAIG HANDLES THE DAY-TO-DAY OBLIGATIONS AS THE SALES MANAGER AND HIS TEAM. IN ADDITION CRAIG, JR., DESIGNS, MANAGES AND IMPLAMENTS MARKETING PROGRAMS AND SALES STRATEGIES WITH OUR VENDORS; EXXONMOBIL, CASTROL, HOUGHTON, QUAKER CHEMICAL AND QUALICHEM. CRAIG,JR., HAS BEEN THE SALES MANAGER SINCE MAY OF 2010.

Northern Operations Manager
Don Koop 
don_koop@genpet.com

NORTHERN OPERATIONS MANAGER:  DON KOOP HOLDS THE POSITION OF OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR THE FORT WAYNE FACILITY.  MR. KOOP HAS THIRTY (30) YEARS WITH GENERAL PETROLEUM, AND HAS WORKED IN ALL PHASES OF THE BUSINESS FROM TRUCK DRIVER TO SALES REPRESENTATIVE.  HE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNERS OF GENERAL PETROLEUM FOR TEN (10) YEARS PRIOR TO THE CURRENT OWNERS ACQUISITION.  IN ADDITION TO THE TWENTY FIVE (25) YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE TWO OWNERS HE WORKED WITH HIS BROTHER, AS A CHILD, AND GREW UP AROUND GENERAL PETROLEUM.

Southern Operations Manager
Dan Patrick 

dan_patrick@genpet.com

SOUTHERN OPERATIONS MANAGER:  DAN PATRICK HOLDS THIS POSITION.  MR. PATRICK HAS TWENTY (20) YEARS WITH GENERAL PETROLEUM AS AN OPERATIONS MANAGER.  PRIOR TO THIS HE WAS WITH FISHER OIL AS A WAREHOUSE MANAGER FOR FIVE YEARS.  GENERAL PETROLEUM PURCHASED FISHER OIL IN 1989.  MR. PATRICK HAS A TOTAL OF TWENTY SIX (26) YEARS IN OPERATING MANAGEMENT EXPOSURE OF THE PETROLEUM DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS.