NACS Names Five New Retailer Members to Board of Directors

NACS announced the election of five retail members to serve on its Board of Directors. The new Board members assumed their positions during the NACS Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Las Vegas. The NACS Show is ranked one of the 50 largest annual tradeshows in the U.S.

The NACS retail members elected to serve on the Board of Directors are:
Leocadio de Alemeida Filho Antunes, CEO, Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo S/A (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil);
Ari Haseotes, president and COO, Cumberland Farms Inc. (Framingham, Mass.);
Richard Parry, president & CEO, Aloha Petroleum Ltd. (Honolulu, Hawaii);
Dan Pastor, CEO, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (Richmond, Va.); and
Darren Rebelez, executive vice president and chief operating officer, 7-Eleven, Inc. (Dallas, Texas).

A member-driven organization, NACS is led by a 30-member Board of Directors. Twenty-eight industry retailers are elected to the Board, 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.

Following are brief biographies of the new Board members:

Leocadio de Alemeida Filho Antunes is CEO of Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo S/A, 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. Antunes earned a degree in economics from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of London and a post-graduate degree in agricultural economics from University of Reading. He also completed the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Ari Haseotes is president and COO of Cumberland Farms Inc. With more than 600 company-operated stores, it is the largest privately held convenience store chain and fuel retailer in the Northeast. Haseotes has been president and COO of Cumberland Farms since 2008. He also served as vice president of strategic planning and business development and vice president of marketing. Haseotes earned a B.S. in business management from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He and his wife Ashley are the founders of One Mission, a childhood cancer foundation. Haseotes is a member of the NACS Legislative Committee.

Richard Parry is president & CEO of Aloha Petroleum Ltd., 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. Originally from Australia, he earned an Arts degree in economics and an Education degree in geography from Monash University in Victoria. Parry is a member of the NACS Legislative Committee.

Dan Pastor is CEO of Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), 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. Pastor earned a B.S. in business management/marketing from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the NACS Member Services Committee.

Darren Rebelez is executive vice president and chief operating officer for 7-Eleven Inc., 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. Rebelez earned a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. He is a member of the NACS Audit Committee.

The NACS Show, which runs through Oct. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is ranked as the 47th largest tradeshow in the United States and is ranked the top show in the country for attracting attendees responsible for buying plans. More than 22,000 attendees from 60-plus countries are at the NACS Show, which features three days of general sessions, 53 educational sessions and 1,200 exhibiting companies in a 380,000-plus net-square-foot exposition floor. For the most up-to-date news and information on the event go to www.nacsshow.com.

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