A number of industry veterans have been selected to serve as members of Gulf Oil’s newly constructed leadership team.
Gulf Oil LP has appointed a new leadership team following its acquisition by ArcLight Capital Partners LLC. ArcLight also recently acquired Pyramid Petrolem Terminals (PPT), formerly PPC.
The new leadership team for Gulf Oil is:
Jerry Ashcroft comes to Gulf after holding senior leadership positions at several companies within the energy and fuel markets including Buckeye Partners L.P. and Colonial Pipeline Co., and most recently as chief operating officer of JP Energy Partners. In addition to his extensive public company experience, the industry veteran also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ashcroft is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has an MBA from Emory University.
Mike Campbell joins the Gulf team as chief financial officer, having previously been chief financial officer of the general partners of Crestwood Equity Partners and Crestwood Midstream Partners. Prior to Crestwood he held a number of senior leadership roles at Inergy LP, including chief financial officer, Aquila and Koch Industries. He holds a BA in Finance from Kansas State University, and an MBA from Wichita State University.
Ron Sabia is Gulf’s chief strategy officer, having previously served as both its president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Gulf, he served TransMontaigne as senior vice president of marketing, as well as senior vice president of exchange and supply. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Walter Brickowski, is Gulf’s senior vice president of unbranded marketing. Prior to joining the company in 2006, he served as director of Middle Atlantic Marketing for Valero Energy, and has served in various senior marketing leadership positions with Premcor, TransMontaigne Inc. and Louis Dreyfus. Brickowski holds a BS in Biology from Marist College.
Meredith Sadlowski is vice president of branded sales and marketing for Gulf, having previously served as vice president of branded contract sales operations, director of sales and account manager. She is responsible for all branded business and collaborates on Gulf Oil’s national go-to-market strategy. She was director of sales and marketing with Pro Sign Co. and served as operations manager for UCH, a venture capital firm, prior to joining Gulf. Sadlowski holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management.
Mike Studley is Gulf’s vice president of branded operations, compliance and marketing. He joined Gulf in 2008 as the senior director of branded operations, with responsibility for overseeing branded operations, fleet programs and non-petroleum licensing initiatives. In addition, Studley will now oversee the Customer Service and Branded Marketing teams, focusing on the development, implementation and coordination of new processes to ensure continued growth and profitability for the company.
Kathryn O’Brien serves as Gulf’s senior director of marketing. She will continue to ensure the establishment and direction of the strategic goals for the brand, while now expanding her reach to encompass a broader corporate communications role across the company. Prior to Gulf, she held positions in sales and marketing with ConocoPhillips, Motiva and Shell Oil. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Boston College.
And, serving as board members to Gulf’s new leadership team are Bob Bost, former president of PPT, a petroleum and logistics pipeline business, and Joe Petrowski, former CEO of Gulf Oil.
“With our new leadership team in place, which brings individuals new to Gulf together with those who will continue to ensure its success, we are excited to usher in a new era for Gulf,” said Jerry Ashcroft, CEO of Gulf. “Our group has outstanding expertise and experience in all areas of energy, fuel and logistics, and this is a resource that we will call upon repeatedly as we move Gulf forward.”
Gulf owns and operates seventeen proprietary terminals in the Northeast and supplies gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel and kerosene through its network of 75 other refined petroleum product terminals. Gulf is one of the Northeast’s largest wholesalers of refined petroleum products, distributing motor fuels through a network of thousands of branded gasoline retail centers and 1,000 private label outlets operated by major chain retailers in 30 states. The company is active in the Northeast and Gulf Coast physical products markets, and its fuel distribution network stretches from Maine to Texas.