Northern Tier Energy Names New CEO

Refiner, SuperAmerica operator appoints Lamp to succeed retiring Kuchta

David Lamp Northern Tier SuperAmerica

David Lamp

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Northern Tier Energy LP has announced that David L. Lamp has been appointed as president and CEO of Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, the general partner of Northern Tier Energy LP, and Northern Tier Energy LLC, effective in March 2014. Lamp is replacing Hank Kuchta, who will be retiring as president and CEO in March.

"We are excited and pleased to welcome Dave to Northern Tier Energy. Dave has a tremendous track record of strong leadership. This, combined with his high energy level and deep industry knowledge and insight, make Dave uniquely qualified to lead Northern Tier successfully into the future," said Paul Foster, Northern Tier's chairman.

"I also want to thank Hank for his service to Northern Tier Energy," he added. "Hank has very successfully led Northern Tier through a number of changes, and we appreciate his leadership."

Lamp has served as the executive vice president and COO of HollyFrontier Corp. since July 2011. Previously, he served as the president of Holly Corp. from 2007 until July 2011. Additionally, Lamp currently serves as the chairman of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association.

Ridgefield, Conn.-based Northern Tier Energy is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and pipeline operations that serves the PADD II region of the United States. It operates a 92,500 barrels-per-stream-day refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minn. Northern Tier Energy also operates 163 convenience stores and supports 74 franchised convenience stores, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin, under the SuperAmerica trademark, and owns a bakery and commissary under the SuperMom's brand.