Cynthia Vanderwall

President / CEO

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia T. Vanderwall, has over 40 years of experience and active involvement in the day-to-day operations of General Petroleum. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, she went on to attend courses at the University of Toledo College of Law while also holding a management position in the Lucas County Court System. In May of 1978, Ms. Vanderwall—along with her family—acquired General Petroleum, Inc. Upon acquisition, she became Vice President of the company—a position she held until 2005, when she was named President. Upon purchasing her partner’s shares in the company, Ms. Vanderwall officially became both President and CEO of General Petroleum in July of 2016. She is exceedingly proud of the growth that GPI has seen over the past 40 years and is excited about what the future holds. She is also pleased to share that GPI recently received its Certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

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Craig Vanderwall

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Craig helps to oversee the day to day operations at General Petroleum. Since General Petroleum is a family-owned business, Craig has grown up with the company and since joining the team full-time in 2004, he has worked in a variety of different departments. Those departments include operations, customer service, purchasing, administration, and sales. Throughout his time in each department, he has continued to carry with him his belief in servant-based leadership. Outside of General Petroleum, he has become very involved in the NE Indiana community through his involvement with the National Kidney Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana, and the University of Saint Francis. It was at the University of Saint Francis where he earned his degree in psychology.

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Stephanie Baer

Chief Financial Officer

With over a decade of experience in the oil and gas industry, Stephanie Baer serves as the Chief Financial Officer at General Petroleum, Inc. She is responsible for leading and executing the day-to-day financial administrative duties of the company. Stephanie also leads the Customer Service team, serving as team supervisor and mentor. She thoroughly enjoys serving as a leader at GPI and takes great satisfaction in supporting the sales and customer service teams. Stephanie believes GPI’s dedicated vendors and customers are what truly make GPI an outstanding company.

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Rick Tudico

Senior Vice President of Administration

Rick Tudico has been with General Petroleum for 26 years, as the Purchasing Manager. He has worked closely with ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company, Quaker Houghton Coolants, and QualiChem Coolants for placing General Petroleum Orders. Rick has an AAS Degree in Business from Indiana University – Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, June, 2010. He had also attended Taylor University, Fort Wayne, IN. Prior to General Petroleum, Rick worked at Rogers Markets for 16 years.

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Becky Buaman

Purchasing Manager

Becky joined the General Petroleum team back in 2016 and is now a Purchasing Manager at our Fort Wayne facility. She is from the Fort Wayne area and graduated from Adams Central High School, before continuing her education at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her coworkers have become one of her favorites parts of General Petroleum. Although she doesn’t like to pick favorites, she will say the office cat Nuto has to be one of her favorite coworkers.

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Nathan Hibbert

Operations Manager (Lebanon, IN)

Nathan joined the General Petroleum team back in December of 2020 as an Operations Manager for the Lebanon Facility. He is from a small town in Indiana called Knightstown. After graduating from Knightstown High School, he continued his education at Ohio State University where he obtained his Lean Manager Certification. Currently, he is attending Ivy Tech Community College to get his degree in Business Administration. Since joining the team he has enjoyed getting to know the Fort Wayne and Lebanon crews and has found that everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand.

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Ramon Rivera

Operations Manager

Ramon joined the General Petroleum team as Operations Manager in 2021. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Western Governors University and is currently working towards finishing his Masters. As Operation Manager, he enjoys creating solutions that showcase General Petroleum’s continued dedication to meet customer needs. When he isn’t working, you can find Ramon spending time with his wife and four daughters or out golfing.

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