Lee Atwater

CHAIrMAN EMERITUS

Lee is a founder of California Fuels, Inc. which merged with Van De Pol Petroleum in 1993. He is a past president (1979) of the California Independent Oil Marketer’s Association (CIOMA) and past General Chair (1983) of the Pacific Oil Conference (POC).

Ron Van De Pol

President/Board Chairman 

Ron joined the company in 1981 and was appointed President/CEO in 1993.  He is a past president (2005) of CIOMA and Past General Chair (2011-12) of POC.  He currently serves as president of the Alliance Petroleum Corp.

David Atwater

VP – HR & Risk management

David joined California Fuels, Inc. in 1981.  He is a past president (1995) of CIOMA, past General Chair (1995) of the POC and a current member of the Society of Independent Oil Marketers Association (SIGMA).

Jon Rosman

VP – Branded Fuels

Jon joined the company in 2000 and has 25+ years of experience in retail station development for major oil companies.

Curtis Thornhill

VP – Commercial Products

Curtis joined the company in 2006 and has 20+ years of experience in sales and distribution in the petroleum industry.

Ron Souza

VP – Operations & Logistics

Ron joined the company in 2006. He has over 25 years in the industry and has worked in a wide variety in Sales & Operations positions in his career.

Gerald Hauprich

Chief Financial Officer

Gerald joined the company in 2019 following CFO positions in manufacturing, printing & telephony.  Gerald holds degrees from DePaul (MS-Accounting) and John Marshall Law (JD).

Tom Van De Pol

General Manager

Tom joined Van De Pol in 1986. He is a past president (2016) of CIOMA and served on that board from 2009-2017.