Aloha Petroleum's Fung to Head Up WPMA
First Hawaii executive to lead Western Petroleum Marketers Association
HONOLULU -- Robert Fung, secretary and general counsel for Aloha Petroleum Ltd., was recently installed as president of the Western Petroleum Marketers Association. He is the first WPMA president from Hawaii to lead the regional trade association of petroleum wholesalers and marketers.
Fung's term as president begins July 1.
"It's quite an honor to be selected to lead WPMA, and I'm humbled by the privilege to do so. It will certainly help to boost Hawaii's profile in the region and reaffirm our contributions to the petroleum industry," said Fung.
Hawaii is the youngest member of WPMA and the smallest of the seven member states.
WPMA was founded in 1953 and is comprised of seven state associations, representing Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. The organization holds an annual national convention; provides services, benefits and educational and training resources for members; and keeps them abreast of trends, changes, regulations and laws affecting the petroleum industry. WPMA also awards college scholarships to deserving graduating high school students whose parents are employed by members of the association.
"During my tenure, I hope to grow and expand the national convention, strengthen benefits, services, and educational programs for members, and help make the scholarship foundation self-sustaining," Fung said.
Fung has served on the WPMA executive committee for three years, most recently as first vice president. He also served for five years as president of the Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Association, the state-level petroleum industry association comprised of 10 member companies that directly market petroleum products through more than 150 locations across the Islands.
Aloha Petroleum, Honolulu, is the largest gasoline marketer in the state and a leading convenience store operator with a history in Hawaii that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs approximately 500 Hawaii residents and markets through more than 100 Shell, Aloha, and Mahalo branded fueling stations in the state.