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August 2017 Issue

Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC Announces Retirement of Hank Heithaus and Appointment of Rocky Dewbre as New CEO

July 10, 2017 •

Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC, a leading motor fuels wholesale distributor and distribution services provider to top gasoline brands, announced the retirement of its current Chief Executive Officer, Hank Heithaus, effective September 15.


“We have experienced great growth over my time here, as the company has grown from 414 million gallons to over 1.2 billion gallons. I think that there is a bright future for Empire, said Heithaus.   


Empire also announces the appointment of Rocky Dewbre as the new Chief Executive Officer, who will take over the helm of Empire on September 15. Dewbre joins Empire after serving on the Board of Directors of CST Brands, which followed his position as CEO of Susser Petroleum Partners LP.


“I am excited to join Empire and look forward to continuing to build a team focused on serving customers and the continued growth of our business,” added Dewbre.  


“We would like to thank Hank for his dedication to Empire over his tenure and are very proud of his contributions to Empire. In addition, we are very excited to have Rocky join Empire as its new leader,” added Nandit Gandhi, Chairman of the Board of Managers for Empire. 


Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC is a leading motor fuels distributor of top brands including BP, Chevron, Citgo, ExxonMobil, Gulf, Marathon, Phillips 66, Shell, Sunoco, Texaco and Valero. Headquartered in Dallas, Empire currently distributes over 1.2 billion gallons of motor fuel products to over 1,500 gas stations in 29 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit


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