A company's innovation, strength and integrity always stems from the top. Fortunately, SC Fuels has some of the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders in the fuel industry and each is personally committed to helping your business achieve success.

Frank Greinke

Frank P. Greinke Chairman of the Board

Frank P. Greinke was born in Los Angeles and moved to Orange County during his childhood. He joined Southern Counties Oil Company in 1972 and served in a variety of positions until becoming President in 1989, Chief Executive Officer in 1991 and Chairman of the Board in 2015. In 2007, Frank was appointed the Republic of Georgia’s Honorary Consul for the west coast in the United States and continues this role today. He is the former president of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, a past director of the California Independent Oil Marketers Association, Chairman of the Southern California Chapter of Young Presidents Organization and a founding director of The New Majority Committee; an Orange County based mainstream Republican organization and former Finance Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party. Frank's board experience includes being a founding member of the board of directors for Pacific Ethanol Inc,; a board member of the Bank of Hemet; and Chairman of the Board of United Fuel & Energy. Currently, Frank serves on the board of Petrocas Energy Group Ltd., the American-Georgian Business Council, and the Advisory Board for the Levan Mikeladze Foundation, the Dean’s Advisory Board for Cal State Fullerton’s College of Business and Economics and an Advisory Board member for Solis Capital Partners.
Steven Greinke

Steven P. Greinke Chief Executive Officer

Steven P. Greinke is the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Counties Oil Co., d.b.a. SC Fuels, one of the largest petroleum distributors in the United States. The family-owned business based in Orange, California, was founded by his grandfather in 1930. Over the past 15 years, Steve has been groomed by his father, Frank P. Greinke, to run the family operated business. Steve joined the company at the age of 16 and, since that time, he has held a wide range of roles. Under Steve’s leadership, the company operates in multiple states to support the dynamic logistical needs of fuel buyers. Serving over 10,000 customers annually, SC Fuels delivers commercial bulk fuels, wholesale branded fuels and alternative fuels. SC Fuels also is a leading provider of commercial lubricants, cardlocks and mobile on-site fueling. In 2015, Steve led the acquisition of DeWitt Petroleum, providing SC Fuels the opportunity to acquire 12 additional cardlock stations and strengthen their market presence in the Western United States and leverage their operating platform. Through the Greinke Family Foundation and SC Fuels, Steve supports various Orange County charities including Mary’s Kitchen, Queen of Hearts Foundation, Taller San Jose and Fuel Relief Fund. Currently, Steve serves as an Executive Committee Director on the board of the Fuel Relief Fund, a non-profit organization providing free fuel immediately after a major disaster. Steve also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Cal State Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and serves on the Chapman University Board of Governors. During his free time, Steve enjoys traveling, snowboarding, boating, piloting, off-road racing, and spending time with his family.
Dave Larimer

Dave Larimer Chief Operating Officer

Dave is our Chief Operations Officer. He spent 17 years with ExxonMobil (Mobil heritage) holding a variety of positions in the downstream portion of the business. David has also consulted for Chevron to assist them in developing a global franchise program in convenience retailing, leveraging similar experience from his days at Mobil. Most recently, he led two companies in the distribution and business services space, one focused on coffee and the other on petroleum products. His business passion is leading and inspiring diverse teams of people to exceed their potential, resulting in a winning culture and significant improvement in financial performance. Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Edward Wondergem

Edward A. Wondergem Chief Financial Officer

Ed is our Chief Financial Officer and oversees all of Accounting, Treasury, Finance, and Credit & Collections. Ed brings extensive experience working with banks, vendors, customers, board of directors, family shareholders, and senior executive management teams. He works well with cross functional teams solving company issues related to inventory variances, strategic planning, employee benefits, cash flow management, and fixed asset analysis. Ed earned his MBA in Finance from Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois. He also is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and a member of the Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society (ICPAS).
Robert W. Bollar

Robert W. Bollar General Counsel

Robert W. Bollar oversees all transactions, litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance policy creation/enforcement and insurance purchasing. He is corporate secretary for all the operating entities under the umbrella of SC Fuels. He has served on the board of directors of the California Independent Oil Marketers Association, the industry's statewide association of independent wholesale and retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils and other petroleum products. In 2010, he served as its President. He served as a director of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America is a federation of 48 state and regional trade associations representing approximately 8,000 independent petroleum marketers nationwide. He currently serves on the board of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association, a national trade association representing the most successful, progressive, and innovative fuel marketers in the United States and Canada. He is currently serving as a volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees of Boys Town California. Boys Town California is the local site for the world-famous Boys Town, founded by Father Edward Flanagan, and based in Omaha Nebraska. Boys Town is, and has been for nearly 100 years, the leader in the treatment and care of abused, abandoned and neglected, girls and boys. Robert earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, majoring in both Communication Arts & Sciences and Political Science. He received his Degree of Juris Doctor from Pacific McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the leading independent attorney rating entity. He enjoys a good lawyer joke, gravity, and occasionally acts as a plus-sized hand model.
Charles Lee

Charles Lee Chief Information Officer

Charles Lee, our Chief Information Officer, is responsible for the technological direction of the company. His strategic and technology-driven focus allows the organization to develop future programs and systems, while maintaining high-level execution for our customers today. Charles’ experience will enable us to overcome the challenges faced in fuel supply, financial controls, and risk management. Charles has over 18 years of experience as an accomplished Information Technology leader and strategist, holding the role of CIO at Taco Bell, Goldline International, and West Coast University. During his 14 years at Yum! Brands, he was successful in building high functioning teams and delivering technology solutions. As a Chief IT Architect, he led his department in serving over 32,000 restaurants worldwide. In 2005, Charles worked internationally as the IT leader for Greater China KFC & Pizza Hut. Charles received his Bachelors of Science in Math/Computer Science from UCLA.
Patrick W. Barnecut

Patrick W. Barnecut President, Unbranded Wholesale

As SC Fuels’ Vice President of Supply and Trading starting in 1992 Barnecut was responsible for the development and implementation of supply and trading strategies that have been integral in the company's development from a local California marketer to one of the West's largest fuel marketers covering 16 states. That role also involved oversight of price risk management and all term bids submitted by the company. He was named President of the Unbranded Wholesale division in November of 2012. Pat previously served 14 years in various management positions with Gasco Gasoline, Inc., of Ventura, California as Vice President - Supply and Marketing, Manager - Supply and Marketing, Manager - Refinery Sales, and Coordinator - Supply and Marketing.
R. Clint Mercer

R. Clint Mercer President, Branded Wholesale

Clint Mercer joined Cardlock Fuels System, Inc., as President in 2001. His extensive experience includes Vice President of TOSCO's Branded Retail West Coast, managing all the branded sales of light oils in the U.S. through the Jobber/Dealer channels of trade with gasoline sales in the West of 2.3 billion gallons sold. He has spent over 30 years in petroleum marketing and held a variety of marketing roles with Unocal 76. Along with this experience, Clint has managed 150 full-service Auto Truckstops in the U.S., which was the largest network of interstate Truckstops. The total sales of $700 million gallons generated $20 million per year in pre-taxed income. Mercer's academic background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Kansas State College and his Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University.
Derek Bettencourt

Derek Bettencourt President, Cardlock Division

Derek Bettencourt joined SC Fuels in 2000 along with the acquisition of the Fuelman license in Southern California. While at SC Fuels, he has served as District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, VP of Sales, and General Manager. Throughout his tenure, Derek has been an integral part of several critical initiatives including a fuel card platform conversion, numerous acquisitions, and strategic planning, all of which have made Cardlock Fuels System, Inc. one of the largest fleet fuel card providers on the west coast. Additionally, Derek manages relationships with key vendors such as US Bank/Voyager, CFN, and Pacific Pride. He is driven by providing the best customer experience possible. Prior to joining SC Fuels, he spent 6 years with Quaker State Oil, first as a territory manager and then as a distributor manager. Derek earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from California State University, Fullerton.
Barbara J. Francis

Barbara J. Francis Vice President, Human Resources

Barb is responsible for the company's corporate communications, executive services, human relations, and organization training & development. Since joining SC Fuels in 2000, Barb has become an agent of continuous transformation, shaping processes and culture that together improve the organization's capacity for growth. She manages the HR and Payroll functions for all SC Fuels offices. In 2009-10, she served on the National Human Resources Association Board of Directors as President of the Orange County Affiliate. Barb currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), with a mission to be an advocate on the emotional struggles of this disease. Barb earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix.

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