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Management Team

David L. Lamp – President and Chief Executive Officer

Dave Bonczek – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dave is Chief Financial Officer of our company. Prior to joining us, Dave was Assistant Corporate Controller at Chemtura Corporation. Prior to that, Dave held finance management positions within Eastman Kodak and also served as Corporate Controller at Kodak Polychrome Graphics. Dave began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG where his last position was a senior manager in their audit practice. Dave received a B.S. degree in accounting from Binghamton University.

Meliss M. Buhrig – Vice President and General Counsel

Melissa M. Buhrig is Vice President – Legal, General Counsel and Secretary for Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, the general partner of Northern Tier Energy LP, and Northern Tier Energy LLC effective immediately. Prior to Northern Tier Energy, Buhrig served as Vice President – Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Western Refining since 2010. During this time, Melissa handled a broad range of legal matters including governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and commercial litigation matters. She also worked closely with Western’s Board of Directors since the company went public in 2006. Buhrig joined the staff at Western Refining as Senior Counsel in 2005 and in August 2007, she became Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with additional responsibilities in corporate governance and securities. Melissa has represented Western Refining since 2000, when she was in private practice. Buhrig holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law with honors, where she served on the University of Miami Law Review.

Christine Carnicelli – Vice President, Human Resources

Christine Carnicelli has over 15 years experience in Human Resources working in both consulting and operational roles. Christine brings extensive experience in developing and executing HR strategies, acquisition integration, employee relations, and organizational development. She has worked for companies including Premcor, PepsiCo, and Ernst & Young and provided consulting services to PBF Energy and Maxum Petroleum. During her tenure at Premcor, Christine was one of the key HR leaders in the startup of corporate office and subsequently a principal support in the transition of corporate functions to Valero Energy. She received her B.S. in Business from University of Vermont and Masters in Organizational Development from Columbia University.

Jack A. Helmick- President – Retail

Jack is President of Retail for our Super America convenience stores and our Super Moms Commissary. Mr. Helmick has had a distinguished career spanning over 30 years that included senior positions at 7-Eleven, Coastal Corporation, and Thornton Oil. These positions included operations, marketing, and accounting. Jack has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest State University in San Marcos Texas.

Oscar Rodriguez – Vice President and Treasurer

Oscar is a finance executive with over 20 years of experience in the oil refining and petrochemical industry. He has worked in corporate development, structured financing, cross border project finance, and liability management. He is the former Chief Financial Officer of WorldTelemetry Inc, a VC backed software company that served the fuel and chemical distribution space. Prior to that, Oscar headed the Budgets and Performance Analysis group at Citgo Petroleum where he came from Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). Oscar received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela and an MBA from the University of Iowa.