Parkland Management

Bob Espey

Robert B. Espey

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Espey’s background includes change management and corporate strategy with a focus on growth and business integration. He joined Parkland in 2008 as Vice President Retail Markets, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and appointed to CEO in May 2011. Prior to Parkland, he was the executive in charge of worldwide sales and marketing at FisherCast Global, before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer there. While Vice President of Algonquin Automotive, Mr. Espey led the reengineering of key supply chains to significantly reduce costs. He also worked with Computer Sciences Corporation’s strategy and change management practice out of London, England, assisting multinational clients including Alstom Transport, Airbus, Bata Shoes, Kvaerner Engineering and Meggit Defence. In addition, Mr. Espey also worked with Coca Cola, Shell, Unilever and the BBC as a consultant while with What If Impact. Mr. Espey spent four years in the Canadian Navy as a commissioned officer, possesses a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business.

Andrew Cruickshank

Andrew S. Cruickshank

Vice President Finance

Mr. Cruickshank is both a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with previous roles in other fuel marketing companies. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Cruickshank’s previous roles included Vice President of Finance at UFA Co-operative Limited, a fuel and agricultural inputs reseller serving 110,000 members, CFO of Collicutt Energy Services Ltd. and CFO of Enwin Utilities Group.

Robert J. Fink

Robert J. Fink

Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Human Resources

Since joining Parkland in 2010 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mr. Fink has been the driving force behind improvements in the areas of risk management, governance, contract management and negotiation processes. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Fink was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FortisAlberta Inc. where his responsibilities included corporate governance, procurement, land and legal matters. He previously practiced in the technology and corporate groups at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and in the corporate and tax groups at Macleod Dixon LLP. Mr. Fink has been practicing law since 1996.

Peter Kilty

Peter Kilty

Vice President, Retail

Mr. Kilty was appointed to Vice President, Retail on April 23, 2012 to oversee and grow Parkland’s national retail network. He possesses 26 years of experience covering nearly every aspect of the downstream retail fuel marketing industry. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Kilty’s career included senior assignments at Petro-Canada Products and Canadian Tire Petroleum. As President Canadian Tire Petroleum, he lead significant fuel volume growth, increased market presence and improved customer service. Mr. Kilty has a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Paul Lapensée

Paul Lapensée

Vice President, Commercial, Health, Safety and Environment

Mr. Lapensée joined Parkland in April 2014 to lead Commercial Fuels and Parkland’s Health, Safety and Environment function. Previously, he was director and partner of Halifax based Bluewave Energy as well as a Director of Avjet Holding, another leading fuel distributor for the aviation industry. He has held several senior management positions with Shell Canada Limited during which he was Director of Corporate Strategy, General Manager of the Montréal-East Refinery and Vice-President, Marketing and Sales for the Québec and Maritimes region. While at Shell, he served as the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI) Québec Division’s Board President, CPPI’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Conseil du Patronat du Québec (CPQ), and also a member of several committees within the Association des Détaillants en Alimentation du Québec (ADA). He also currently a Director of Effenco and GCS Médical, a member of the Order of Chartered Administrators of Québec and a member of the HEC Montréal MBA Strategic Council. Mr. Lapensée is a graduate from the Bachelor of Administration and Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa, the Graduate Studies Degree in Oil Company Management from HEC-Montréal, the MBA program at HEC-Montréal and the Royal Dutch Shell Leadership Development Program at the Wharton Business School in Philadelphia.

Mike S. McMillan

Mike S. McMillan

Vice President and Treasurer

Mr. McMillan, who was appointed to Vice President and Treasurer in December 2011, is responsible for Treasury, Corporate Planning and Risk and Controls. Mike joined Parkland as the Controller of the Retail division and later led the integration of Cango Inc. and Retail Eastern Operations. He has 18 years’ experience in public and private industry roles including Director of Finance for Nortel Networks, Retail Controller for Nygard International, Controller of Buhler Industries and, prior to joining Parkland, was Vice President for a Toronto-based consulting company. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Irfhan A. Rawji

Irfhan A. Rawji

Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development

Mr. Rawji has over a decade of experience in strategic consulting, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Parkland in 2013, Mr. Rawji was a director at Onex Corporation, one of North America’s oldest private equity firms, and before that, a principal at Birch Hill Equity Partners, a Canadian mid-market private equity firm. He also has experience as a strategic consultant both at Accenture and McKinsey & Company and was previously an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia where he taught business economics, finance and strategy. Mr. Rawji is actively involved in the community as past chair of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. He has previously served on the boards of Business for the Arts, the Harbourfront Centre and many others. Mr. Rawji has a B.Comm (Honours) from the University of British Columbia, where he was designated a Wesbrook Scholar and an MBA (High Honours) from Harvard University where he was designated a Baker Scholar and McArthur Fellow.

Jane Savage

Jane Savage

Vice President Wholesale and Supply

Ms. Savage leads the Wholesale and Supply division in its drive to enhance profits through active management of Parkland’s supply portfolio. She has 31 years of experience in the downstream oil industry including 22 years with Imperial Oil in refining, supply and trading, and wholesale sales divisions, and nine years as President and CEO of the Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association. Ms. Savage is a Professional Engineer (Ontario) with a Chemical Engineering degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University.

Donna Strating

Donna Strating

Vice President, Administration and Chief Information Officer

Ms. Strating's focus is enhancing the transactional efficiency of Parkland through improvement and integration of Parkland's information systems and back office systems. Ms. Strating possesses 20 years of management experience in information technology and operations including Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Capital Health (Alberta) for nine years. In addition, she was previously a Management Consulting Partner for Ernst & Young and was subsequently appointed to Vice President with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Ms. Strating has a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

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