Global Fuels Team

David Armstrong

President

Dave Armstrong

David Armstrong is the President of Global Fuels, Inc. He founded the company in 2002 and has steered its growth from a wholesale fuel distributor to a leading ESSO fuel distributor and the exclusive Mobil-branded distributor in Canada.

In 1993, David led a group of investors in acquiring the assets of Cango Inc. and rebuilt the brand into a successful retail fuel delivery service in Ontario and Quebec.

David assembled a team of dedicated fuel industry experts to form Global Fuels in 2002. Within four years, Global Fuels grew to supply hundreds of retail gas stations throughout Eastern Canada. His hands-on management approach and deep petroleum business expertise have been instrumental to the success of Global Fuels and its dealer clients.

Dave formed a strategic partnership with BG Fuels in 2017 to bring the Mobil Brand to Canada. Global Fuels works in partnership with BG Fuels and Imperial Oil to grow the Mobil brand in Canada. Dave continues to play an active role in BG Fuels.

David is a graduate of McMaster University with a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration. He was inducted into the McMaster Alumni Gallery in 2006 in recognition of his accomplishments.

Andrew Armstrong

Business Manager

Andrew Armstrong

As Business Manager, Andrew Armstrong oversees the sales process at Global Fuels Inc. With a substantial background in finance, marketing and customer management, Andrew focuses on driving scalable growth as Global Fuels continues to expand in Canada.

Andrew works closely with the sales team to optimize the retail fuel sales cycle and implement new business. His passion for the industry is clear in his initiatives to continually drive accretive value and leverage resources to help dealers succeed.

Andrew is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Master of Business Administration and the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Sam Dunston

Chief Financial Officer

Sam Dunston

Sam Dunston has overseen operations as the Chief Financial Officer at Global Fuels Inc. since 2003. With over 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Sam’s skills and knowledge are enduring assets to Global Fuels and its dealer clients. Her breadth of expertise includes accounting, finance, operations, project management, and human resources.

Sam was instrumental in executing the Loblaw gas station rebranding to Mobil in partnership with BG Fuels. Sam was the Project Manager and delivered the rebranding of 212 Loblaw gas stations to Mobil in a 9-month period, illustrating her passion for the brand and exceptional project management, financial management/reporting, and strategic implementation skills.

Andrea Landry

Assistant Controller

Andrea Landry

Andrea Landry is an Accountant at Global Fuels Inc. She works closely with Global Fuels’ dealers and various internal departments daily. Andrea manages inventory and accounts at Global Fuels’ corporate sites and oversees accounts payable and PCI compliance for all Global Fuels gas station sites. She is also a liaison with Imperial Oil, coordinating rollouts of new equipment and programs at Global Fuels’ ESSO gas station sites.

In addition to her considerable contributions to Global Fuels, Andrea is the fundraising director for Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton. Global Fuels is proud to be the title sponsor of the organization’s annual Hamilton Walk for Down Syndrome.

Andrea is a graduate of McMaster University with a degree in Psychology. She holds an Accounting certificate from Mohawk College.

Judy Baxter

Logistics & Office Manager

Judy Baxter

Judy Baxter oversees Logistics and Office Management at Global Fuels Inc. She joined the Global Fuels team in 2003 after working with David Armstrong at Cango Inc. Judy is responsible for pricing, processing vendor payments, and entering all fuel deliveries.

Judy’s keen attention to detail and skill in multitasking are key to enabling Global Fuels’ timely and reliable fuel delivery service. She strives to deliver the best results for colleagues and dealers each day, relishing the satisfaction of a job well done.

Michele Grégoire

Accountant and Client Liaison

Michele Gregorie

Michele is an Accountant and Client Liaison. Her responsibilities at Global Fuels Inc. include administering accounts receivable for all fuel deliveries to ensure that systems are up-to-date and deadlines are met each day.

Global Fuels gas station dealers in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick recognize Michele for her positive and enthusiastic client service. She excels working solo and as a team player, which shows both in her professional and personal achievements.

Michele is a graduate of Bishop’s University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.

Daniel Poirier

Territory Manager

Daniel Porter

Daniel Poirier has been with Global Fuels Inc. as a Territory Manager since 2004. He works closely with dealers to maximize their business’s potential and offer the best possible service to their customers.

As a Canadian fuel industry veteran, Daniel is a key point of contact for any question or problem concerning retail gas distribution. He takes enormous pride in his role in transforming gas station sites into models for the ESSO and Mobil brands.

Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations.

Anthony Simanavicius

Manager of Business Development

Anthony Simanavicius

Anthony Simanavicius is a Manager of Business Development for Global Fuels Inc. He works passionately to help dealers transition to Global Fuels and deliver exceptional customer service, safety, and overall representation of the ESSO and Mobil brands.

Anthony came to Global Fuels in 2013 with 38 years of experience in retail marketing sales and dealer development. Working with Imperial Oil, Anthony developed expertise in fuel distribution, trucking, and haulage, lubricants, and industrial wholesale. He was instrumental in the conversion of company-owned gas station sites to the current BW supply model.

Anthony is an active supporter of numerous community programs including Habitat for Humanity, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Rebecca Run for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, United Way, and Stair Climb for Cancer. He is also known for coaching minor sports in the Burlington area for 12 years.

Anthony is a graduate of Sheridan College in Business Marketing and Sales.

Jeff Graham

Manager of Business Development

Jeff Graham

Jeff Graham is a Manager of Business Development at Global Fuels Inc. Since joining the company in 2015, Jeff has managed relationships for 40 locations and secured new accounts through NTIs and competitive gains. His expertise has helped dealers grow their businesses and surpass the ESSO and Mobil brand standards.

Prior to working with Global Fuels, Jeff gained 34 years of experience in retail fuels marketing with Imperial Oil. He managed the transition of COSS sites to Imperial Oil’s current branded distributors model. Jeff’s distinguished work earned him several sales and leadership awards, including the Commitment to Leadership Award, National Fleet Award and Retail Sales Blitz from 2007 to 2015.

Jeff is passionate about sports as a participant, spectator and coach. He volunteers with organizations like In From the Cold and the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and sponsoring children through ERDO and World Vision.

Jeff is a graduate of Seneca College with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

 

Christian Payette

General Manager Quebec and the Maritimes

Christian Payette

Christian Payette is the General Manager of Global Fuels Inc. for the province of Quebec and the Maritimes since 2004. He works closely with Daniel Poirier and Donald MacDonald, territory managers, to maximize the presence of Esso and Mobil banners in this sector and help dealers reach the full potential of their company offering the best service to the customer.

Christian also takes care of the business development in the West of the province of Quebec as well as in Eastern Ontario through existing Global Fuels dealers and also promotes dealers who want to change their banners the to Esso or Mobil brands.

Christian has over 41 years of experience in the petroleum industry in many different areas: distribution, supply, business management and customer service.

Christian is a graduate in business administration and marketing.

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David Genest

Business Development Manager

David Genest came to Global Fuels in 2019 with 12 years of experience in fuels marketing and retail sales. Working with Imperial Oil, David developed an expertise in fuels marketing and convenience store management by managing territories across the country including the Greater Toronto Area, Greater Montreal and Greater Vancouver regions. David’s work at Imperial also included management of their proprietary financial model for company-owned Esso stations giving him excellent insights into operating both low and high complexity gasoline retail sites.

David is a Business Development Manager for Western Canada. He works passionately to help dealers transition to Global Fuels and deliver exceptional customer service, safety, and overall representation of the ESSO and Mobil brands.

David looks forward to improving your business opportunity by working closely with third parties like Tim Hortons and leveraging the President’s Choice Optimum (PCO) program and Synergy branded fuels associated with the ESSO and Mobil brands.

David is a graduate of the Sauder School of Business at UBC with specialization in Finance.

Anita Tuerk

Retail Fuel Manager

Anita Tuerk joined the team at Global Fuels Inc. in 2019. Anita has been part of the gas and convenience channel for over 30 years with 10 years as a Territory Manager with Loblaw and was part of the transition to the successful Mobil brand with BG Fuels. Anita’s background includes retail fuel and c-store business ownership with franchised food businesses.

Anita’s role with Global Fuels includes upholding the highest standards of the ESSO & Mobil Site Experience Program, retail pricing strategies & frontline support for the dealer network. Anita takes great pride and pleasure working transparently and authentically with dealers and retailers to grow their business with profitability and excellence in customer service.

Being part of the fuel industry is a lifetime passion and being part of the Global Fuels Team is like being part of a great family.