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PetroLiance® Leadership Team - Century of Experience in Oil Industry

Kevin McCarter – Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is PetroLiance®Chief Executive Officer.  His work history includes sixteen years at Mobil, where he held various sales, engineering, management and planning positions from 1979 to 1995.  In 1995, he purchased Boncosky Oil in Chicago, which was Mobil’s key distributor in the metro area.  He led that company until 2006 when PetroLiance®was formed through the simultaneous merger of Boncosky, Commercial Ullman, Lubricant Technologies and Young Oil.  He led PetroLiance®through that integration, a handful of acquisitions and the addition of MSouth Equity Partners as an investor in 2011.  Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue and completed the University of Chicago Booth School’s Executive Education program.

 

Bob Crouch – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Crouch has served as Chief Sales Officer for PetroLiance® since January 2012.  He is responsible for directing all sales, technical support and customer service activities throughout all regions served by PetroLiance®. Prior to this he served as Chief Financial Officer for both PetroLiance®since its inception in 2006 and Lubricant Technologies prior to the merger.  From June 1989 to December 2002, he served as Distribution Region Manager, North America Industrial Lubricants Business Analysis Manager, International Planning Advisor, and various other sales, engineering, and management positions with ExxonMobil Corporation.  From June 1984 to June 1989, he served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer for the United States Navy.  Mr. Crouch graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 and holds both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. 

 

Linda Strobino – Chief Marketing Officer

Linda Strobino assumed the position of Chief Marketing Officer in March 2013, following five years as the PetroLiance® Regional Sales Manager, Mid Atlantic.  Prior to joining PetroLiance®, Linda held various marketing, strategic planning and management positions within Texaco Inc. for fourteen years, the majority in international divisions.  Linda has a Master of International Business degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and German from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She is a LEED accredited professional and has served on several Boards of Directors of non-profit organizations.

 

Michael Solitt – Acquisitions Manager

Michael Solitt is PetroLiance's Acquisitions Manager, Secretary and acting Corporate Counsel.  He also oversees the Company's robust Quality Improvement Team and is responsible for documenting, reviewing and improving all Company processes.  Michael has over 20 years of petroleum industry management experience, starting in 1992 as the General Manager for a family owned propane and industrial gas distribution company with full responsibility for all operational, administrative and accounting functions.  Michael became the General Operations Manager of Young Oil Company in 1996, responsible for all operational functions of the full line fuel and lubricants distribution company until it merged with PetroLiance in 2006.  Michael has an A.B. degree in Political Science with a concentration in Economics and Finance from Ohio University, and a J.D. degree from American University's Washington College of Law.

 

Jeff Krizic – Chief Financial Officer