Cumberland Gulf's McMahon Named One of Nation's Top HR Executives

Ranks high on ExecRank's private company list

John McMahon

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- John McMahon, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at The Cumberland Gulf Group, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank, a leading national executive-ranking service, as a "Top Private Company HR Executive" for 2012. It ranked McMahon at No. 42 out of 240.

The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top chief human resource officers based on performance in 24 key areas.

According to Adam Navrozally, lead analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank, "Mr. McMahon has a long record of success in a variety of senior HR roles at a diverse range of companies, most notably at The Cumberland Gulf Group. He is a thought leader who is making the role of HR an increasingly strategic field for business growth. He is highly regarded in his field and amongst other HR Executives."

McMahon is responsible for development and implementation of the HR strategy for the Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Gulf Group, which includes Cumberland Farms Inc. and Gulf Oil LP. As a member of the Executive Committee, he ensures that this strategy is fully aligned with the overall goals of the organization, which provides support for 7,000 employees, 600 stores and 3,500 branded and private-label outlets.

"John McMahon is a great asset to our company, and a terrific example of the high-caliber executives we have brought together at the Cumberland Gulf Group," said Joe Petrowski, CEO of the Cumberland Gulf Group. "John's dedication to excellence and strategic acumen are appreciated by us every day, and it is indeed rewarding to see his work recognized by his peers as well. John brings a unique blend of commercial acumen and an understanding of the importance of a skilled and motivated work force, along with high energy execution in the pursuit of sustainable and organizational development."

There are more than 100,000 HR executives in the United States, and only the very best are included on ExecRank's Top Private Company HR Executive list. ExecRank's research findings also determined that the top areas of focus for HR executives in 2012 was their ability to find and retain top talent, advise their CEOs and support growth initiatives through strategic employment initiatives.

"It is an honor to have been named by ExecRank as one of the top private company HR executives in the nation, but in fact this recognition is shared equally by each and every member of the HR team at Cumberland Gulf," said McMahon. "We have an extraordinarily talented group of professionals across all HR functions, and they deserve the credit for our achievements, as do the thousands of terrific employees we are fortunate to have working with us to serve our customers and move our business forward every day."

The Cumberland Gulf Group is a strategic amalgamation of Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil focused on leveraging the combined management experience and operational expertise of the two entities to create economic efficiencies, facilitate continued dynamic growth and generate synergistic value propositions. Cumberland Farms is a leading independent convenience store operator with a market leading position throughout the Northeast as well as a significant presence in the Mid-Atlantic region and Florida. Cumberland Farms is parent company to Gulf, one of the largest wholesalers of refined petroleum products in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In 2011, the Cumberland Group generated approximately $13 billion of sales through a footprint of 589 convenience store locations operated under the Cumberland Farms banner and through the operations of its subsidiary Gulf Oil. The Cumberland Group is a privately held, family-owned and managed company that includes real-estate and midstream gasoline operations.