DALLAS — Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has appointed Rick Golman as its new CEO. He will also join Empire's board of directors.
Golman succeeds Rocky Dewbre, who joined Empire in 2017. Dewbre was instrumental in expanding Empire's retail capabilities as well as implementing several other strategic initiatives. Having completed his two-year tenure as CEO, Dewbre will continue to support the company as he transitions to a special adviser to the board and shareholders.
Golman is an operational industry leader with more than 40 years of experience in fuels and convenience retailing. He is the co-founder of Quik-Way Group in Dallas, where he grew the company's fuel distribution, partnering with leading industry brands while managing the company operations.
Subsequent to Quik-Way merging with Empire in 2011, Golman was executive vice president and board member through 2016. He also was managing partner of QW Transport. Most recently, he has been an adviser to Corner Capital Partners in his role as senior vice president of business development.
Golman remains actively involved with a number of industry organizations, including NACS, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the Texas Food & Fuel Association (TFFA). He previously served a term as chairman of TFFA.
- Empire Petroleum is No. 48 in CSP’s 2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-operated retail outlets.
Dallas-based Empire is a distributor of motor-fuel brands such as Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Valero, Sunoco, BP, ExxonMobil, CITGO, Marathon, Gulf and Phillips 66. It distributes more than 1.2 billion gallons of motor-fuel products to more than 1,600 gas stations in 30 states and the District of Columbia.