Aloha Petroleum, Hawaii's largest independently owned and locally operated petroleum marketer, will soon enter a new leadership phase. On May 1, President and CEO Bob Maynard will move from his current role to the new position of non-executive chairman of the board. Richard Parry will become president and CEO.
Maynard has been with Aloha Petroleum for 17 years, the first 13 years as Chief Financial Officer. He assumed the company's presidency after the death of its long-time leader Tom Malone in 2004.
"Richard Parry is highly experienced in the petroleum industry, and he fits well within Aloha Petroleum's corporate culture of caring," Maynard said.
Parry, formerly president of Mid Pac Petroleum, began his long history in the industry with BP Australia, then BHP Petroleum in Australia, Houston and Honolulu. After Tesoro Petroleum acquired some of BHP's assets, Parry was asked to remain with the company. His tenure there included a stint in Seattle, after which he returned to Honolulu as an independent consultant to K-1 Ventures and its subsidiary, The Gas Company.