NACS Names Five New Retailer Members to Board
Published in CSP Daily News
Antunes, Haseotes, Parry, Pastor, Rebelez step up to serve
LAS VEGAS -- NACS has elected executives from Cumberland Farms, Aloha Petroleum, MACS, 7-Eleven in the United States and Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo S/A in Brazil to serve on its board of directors. The new members assumed their positions during the NACS board meeting at the 2012 NACS Show in Las Vegas.
The NACS retail members are:
- Leocadio de Alemeida Filho Antunes is CEO of Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo S/A, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, which operates more than 1,000 ampm stores and is one of Brazil’s largest oil companies. He joined Ipiranga in 1987 and has served in several areas including fertilizer, fuels marketing and distribution.
- Ari Haseotes is president and COO of Cumberland Farms Inc., Framingham, Mass. With more than 600 company-operated stores, it is the largest privately held convenience store chain and fuel retailer in the Northeast. He has served in that position since 2008. He also served as vice president of strategic planning and business development and vice president of marketing. He is a member of the NACS Legislative Committee.
- Richard Parry is president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum Ltd., Honolulu, which operates 42 retail stations, most with a convenience store carrying the Aloha Island Mart name. It also operates six fuel terminals and a fleet of fuel delivery vehicles. Prior to joining the company as president and CEO in 2008, Parry was president of Mid Pac Petroleum. Parry also served as senior vice president at Tesoro Petroleum. He is a member of the NACS Legislative Committee.
- Dan Pastor is CEO of Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), Richmond, Va., which operates a network of approximately 300 company-owned and dealer locations in Virginia and Maryland. In addition to its wholesale fuel distribution network, MACS is one of the largest ExxonMobil fuel marketers in the U.S. Prior to joining MACS as its CEO in 2011, he held senior positions with Giant Eagle, Crossroads Convenience LLC and the Guttman Oil Co. He is a member of the NACS Member Services Committee.
- Darren Rebelez is executive vice president and chief operating officer for 7-Eleven Inc., Dallas, the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, with 47,300 units worldwide of which close to 9,400 are in North America. He joined 7-Eleven in 2007 as a senior vice president in charge of operations for its U.S. and Canadian stores and was promoted to executive vice president and COO in 2009. Previously, Rebelez was with ExxonMobil, where he supervised franchising for ExxonMobil’s On the Run convenience operation. He also served at Thornton Oil Corp. as vice president of category management and also was president of the company’s bakery subsidiary. He is a member of the NACS Audit Committee.
NACS is led by a 30-member board; it elects 28 industry retailers, including two retailers from non-North American countries. In addition, the chairman and chairman-elect of the NACS supplier board also serve on the board of directors.