Murco Petroleum has announced four senior management appointments within its retail operations, filling the personnel gaps left by Jeremy Clarke and Jim Mulheran’s move to Motor Fuel Group at the end of December.
Jamie Goodfellow (pictured), who was Murco’s treasury & tax director with additional responsibility for the company’s insurance and pension departments, has been promoted to retail marketing director.
Goodfellow joined Murco in August 1985 as an area retail manager, transferring to supply, transportation & manufacturing in 1987 as supply & trading co-ordinator. In 1989 he moved into the treasury department as manager of treasury & insurance, subsequently becoming treasury & tax director in 2009.
Gary Pearce, who joined Murco in November 2008 as network manager for shops, has been promoted to general manager for non-fuel.
Gary’s new role will be to work with new and existing suppliers and manufacturers to generate incremental income to the business, improve Murco’s trading terms, and seek out new non-fuel income streams for the company.
Gary joined Murco from Costcutter where he had been their national forecourt sales manager. He worked for Costcutter for 10 years and while there he managed the Murco account and was responsible for store numbers growing from eight to 212.
Amalan Poopalasingham has been promoted to network manager for shops. Amalan joined Murco in 2007 as an area retail manager; being promoted regional manager in 2009. Amalan has a host of forecourt and retail experience having also worked for Chevron and Somerfield.
On the dealer side of the business, Paul Almond has been promoted to dealer sales manager. He joined Murco in 1994 as an area regional manager covering company and dealer sites in the south west of England. In 1998 he became a business development manager responsible for developing Murco’s dealer network in Wales and south west England.