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.

    Same 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.

            danielp@globalfuels.ca

              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.

              anthony@globalfuels.ca

                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.

                mailto:jeff@globalfuels.ca

                  Terry Simpson

                  Territory Manager | Operations & Special Projects

                  Terry Simpson

                  Terry Simpson is a Territory Manager in Operations and Special Projects at Global Fuels Inc. Since joining the company in 2015, Terry has lead the development and implementation of the Synergy program throughout Global Fuels’ network of ESSO and Mobil locations. He is an expert in the ESSO and Mobil brands, helping dealers exceed the Imperial Oil standards in signage, equipment and fuel.

                  Terry has over three decades of experience working in the fuel industry, including 16 years as a Branch Manager for Superior Propane and a Territory Manager for Sunys Petroleum, Noco Petroleum, and Cango Inc. His work has been recognized through several corporate awards, including Imperial Oil’s Synergy Achievement Award.

                  Terry is a graduate of St. Lawrence College in Business Administration and Marketing.

                  mailto:terry@globalfuels.ca

                    Donald MacDonald

                    Manager, Business Development, Atlantic Canada

                    Donald MacDonald 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.

                    Donald joined Global Fuels in 2018 with 12 years of experience in the home heat and fuel distribution market in the Atlantic Canada. Working with Imperial Oil, Donald has developed expertise in fuel distribution, safety, operations, trucking, haulage, lubricants, and industrial wholesale. He was instrumental in the conversion of the Atlantic dealer home heat & diesel sites to the current re-seller supply model.

                    Donald is an active member of the Port Hawkesbury Volunteer Fire Department having received both Federal and Provincial awards of recognition for years of service.

                    Donald is a graduate of the College of Cape Breton in Business Administration with a Diploma in Data Processing.

                      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 take 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 promote to dealers who want to change their banner the Esso or Mobil brand.

                      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.

                        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.