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Brian Hannasch, formerly COO
of Alimentation Couche-Tard
Inc., has replaced founder Alain
Bouchard as president and CEO
of the company. Bouchard is
now serving as executive chairman of the board of directors.
Gulf Oil LP announced the addition of two new hires to their
national field sales team, both who bring extensive industry
experience to the company: Christopher Gannon, senior
account manager (South) and Careyann Robleski-Chmelik,
account manager (Midwest).
Emmet O’Neill has been
appointed to take over as CEO
of Topaz Energy Ireland Ltd., beginning in January 2015. Current
CEO Sean Corkery will continue
as acting CEO until then.
Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum
Equipment (in Mobile, Alabama), has been elected by the
members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to
serve as president of the organization. McKinney has most
recently served as PEI’s vice president. He was elected
during the Institute’s 64th annual convention and trade
show in Las Vegas, and will take office January 1, 2015.
Mars Incorporated announced several leadership changes, including the departure of Todd Lachman, president of
Mars Global Petcare, effective at the end of 2014. He will
be replaced by Poul Weihrauch, current global president
of Mars Food, beginning on January 1. Fiona Dawson, currently regional president of Chocolate UK and Global Retail, will replace Weihrauch. Additionally, Andrew Clarke,
currently regional president petcare for Latin America, will
become Mars’ new Chief Customer Officer and a member
of the Mars leadership team, effective February 15. Bruce
McColl, Mars chief marketing officer, is also being made a
member of the Mars leadership team.
NRC Realty & Capital Advisors
LLC, announced the hire of Jeff
Kramer and Thomas H. Wilky as
managing directors with the firm.
S&D Coffee & Tea has hired
Eric Nakata as vice president of
Ready Pac Foods Inc. announced
Phil Yamamoto as vice president, procurement.
Wilbur Curtis Company recently
named Krista Reddington as
director of marketing.
Chief Marketing Officer Joe
Tripodi will retire from the The
Coca-Cole Company at the end
of February 2015. Tripodi will be
succeeded by Marcos De Quinto.
Employees and customers of Stripes Convenience
Stores raised more than $1.4 million for pediatric cancer
research and education programs during September’s
Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows campaign, far
surpassing the company’s initial goal of $500,000.
On the Run, operated by the Wallis Companies,
sponsored a series of fundraising events, raising more
than $45,000 for Easter Seals Midwest.
Aloha Petroleum recently donated $3,821 to Aloha
Harvest to support the organization’s efforts to feed
the hungry in Hawaii. The company matched the funds
raised through its canister collection program at statewide participating Aloha Island Mart stores in August.
KRISTA REDDING TON
Stripes Stores Vice President of Marketing Eduardo Pereda (top
left) presents the donation to Eugenie S. Kleinerman, M.D., Head of
MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital (rear center) and pediatric
cancer patient Nataly Herrera.
THOMAS WILK Y