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John A. Catsimatidis

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John A. Catsimatidis is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of United Metro Energy Corp. He is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, and the founder of Red Apple Group, Inc., which is a holding company for a number of his businesses, including United Refining Company, Gristedes Foods, Red Apple Supermarkets, and United Riverhead Terminal, Inc.

 

J. Nelson Happy

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Nelson Happy is Vice Chairman of United Metro Energy Corp. As an attorney, Nelson has provided advice to scores of public and private corporate clients on a wide variety of legal issues including labor and employment, securities, contracts, negotiations, financing, environmental regulations, risk management and aviation. He has successfully prosecuted and defended many tort and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Happy has also been the managing partner of two law firms and CEO of three public companies and three private companies. He is a former law school professor and dean. Nelson has a JD from Columbia University School of Law and a BS from Syracuse University.

 

Daniel M. Gianfalla

Daniel M. Gianfalla is Vice Chairman of United Metro Energy Corp. for Acquisitions and Government Affairs.  He has worked in the petroleum industry for over 35 years and previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Metro Energy since 2013.  Mr. Gianfalla is a Master Mariner and sailed on ocean-going tankers for many years with Exxon Shipping Co.  He joined Tosco Corporation in 1993 and later served as Vice President of Tosco Pipeline Company. Following the merger of Tosco and Phillips Petroleum, he held a number of management positions in both ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 Co., overseeing petroleum distribution and pipeline operations on the U.S. East Coast. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY., and accepted a commission as a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer.

 

Fred Spivak

Fred Spivak is the President of United Metro Energy Corp. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer of the parent company, United Refining Inc. Fred was previously employed by Alvarez and Marsal, providing consulting services to Private Equity firm portfolio companies. As a consultant, he was an Interim President for a Defense Contracting Firm, Interim CFO for a Manufacturer of Motor Coaches, a Board Member for a Manufacturer of Tabletop Products, and an advisor on strategic acquisitions.   Fred has also served as Vice President, Portfolio Operations for a Private Equity Firm with over $6B of assets under management. Earlier in his career, he held various positions as a Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President. Fred graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in Business Management and Accounting. Contact Fred at fred.spivak@ragny.com.

 

Anthony F. Valente

Anthony Valente is Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of United Metro Energy Corp. He has more than 15 years of legal experience in commercial litigation, environmental litigation and permitting, lending, commercial transactions, real estate, labor and employment law and corporate governance. He has earned a BA degree from Fordham University and earned his JD at Pace University School of Law. Contact Anthony via e-mail at anthonyvalente@umecny.com.

 

Robert Leavy

Robert Leavy is the Director of Energy, Supply and Distribution for United Metro Energy Corp. He has over 25 years of extensive experience in the energy industry. Primarily, Robert's responsibility involves trading United Metro’s product inventory in order to hedge and protect it against market volatility. Additionally, Robert is responsible for securing supply contracts for gasoline, distillates, natural gas, and residuals, as well as managing all aspects of the natural gas business at our affiliate United Metro Energy Service Corp. Robert’s other responsibilities include oversight and management of large municipal and corporate fuel contracts, wholesale business, fixed price contracts and high profile sales. Robert has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and an Executive MBA in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University. Contact Robert at robertleavy@umecny.com.

 

Tony Camodeo

Tony Camodeo is Manager of Wholesale & Commercial Sales. He has been with the company for 18 years and has over 25 years experience in the energy industry. His responsibilities include distillate and gasoline sales for United Metro's three terminals: Brooklyn, Calverton, and Riverhead. Along with the wholesale business, Tony is responsible for delivered-in motor fuel sales. Through direct communication and interaction with a wide array of companies in various industries such as trucking, school buses, heavy construction, and marinas, Tony regularly educates consumers on the benefits of using United Metro’s cleaner diesel fuels. Contact Tony via e-mail at tonycamodeo@umecny.com.

 

Chris Donnellan

Chris Donnellan has over 20 years experience in all aspects of fuel and energy sales. Chris routinely interacts with Business Owners, Facility and Operation Managers, Property Managers, Realtors and residential property owners in the Greater NY Area to help provide solutions for commercial and residential usage of heating oil, diesel fuel, biofuel and natural gas supply. A graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Chris spends his free time writing and enjoying the outdoors with his teenage son. Chris via e-mail at cdonnellan@umecny.com.

 

 

 

Service

Ed Abreu

Ed Abreu has been Supervisor of Customer Service since 2008 and has worked in the customer service field for the past 5 ½ years. His duties span everything from customer inquiries on accounts, reception, pricing, opening up new accounts and bids, receiving orders, to inter-service calls, follow-ups, changes, and requests for delivery instructions, and logging notes of customer interaction. To reach Ed on any customer service related issues please e-mail him at edwardabreu@umecny.com.

 

Motie Prashad

Motie Prashad has spent over 30 years in the energy business, 14 as Service Manager. Motie holds numerous industry certifications including HVAC, NORA (National Oilheat Research Alliance) Silver and Gold certification, a license for installations in Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, and other parts of New York, and he is an associate Board Member of the New York City Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP-NYC). Motie helped introduce biofuels to United Metro, due to his membership at the Air Resources Group. A native of Guyana, he has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Business Administration from The University of Northampton in England. Contact Motie at motieprashad@umecny.com.

NEW YORK CITY
500 Kingsland Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11222 | 718-383-1400
LONG ISLAND
801 Scott Avenue | Calverton, NY 11933 | 631-208-9000
NEW YORK CITY
500 Kingsland Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-383-1400
LONG ISLAND
801 Scott Avenue | Calverton, NY 11933
631-208-9000