People moves within the fuel distribution industry

DCC Energy

DCC Energy has announced the appointment of Dr. Fabian Ziegler as Chief Executive Officer with Fabian set to commence the role on 1 November 2022. A spokesperson for DCC commented:

Stanlow is back! Phew!

“Fabian is an excellent addition to our senior management team in DCC. He is ideal to lead DCC Energy because of his track record of success, significant experience leading large organisations and expertise in the energy industry and energy transition. We have a clear strategy to accelerate the net zero journey of our customers by leading the sales, marketing, and distribution of low carbon energy solutions.

“We look forward to welcoming Fabian to DCC and working with him to deliver this exciting strategy in the years ahead.”

LCM Environmental

With continued expansion at LCM Environmental, Richard Wallace moves from his position as Managing Director to become Chief Executive Officer with Paul Rava moving from his role as Operations Director to take the position of Managing Director. More in the article below.


Simon Weiss was, this year, appointed Head of Aviation at Mabanaft. From his base in Hamburg, Simon works with his team to ensure the delivery of a safe and reliable supply of aviation fuel to customers in the UK and Europe.

Simon commented: “A key reason for me deciding to work for Mabanaft was their willingness to invest in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). In my previous role as a buyer, I would look at purchasing SAF but the economics were prohibitive. Now, my team at Mabanaft is changing this by finding new ways of bringing SAF to the market.”

Vertex Hydrogen

Joe Seifert was appointed CEO of Vertex Hydrogen, a new company that’s leading the charge to develop low-carbon hydrogen.

Commenting on the appointment in May, a spokesperson said: “We are thrilled and delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Seifert as Vertex Hydrogen’s first Chief Executive Officer.

As we gear up to deliver on our mission of designing and developing the UK’s first low-carbon hydrogen hub, Joe joins us at a pivotal time.

Joe also commented: “It’s extremely exciting to join Vertex. The organisation is at the forefront of the UK’s energy transition, delivering the UK’s first large scale, low carbon hydrogen facility. Vertex will have a real and near-term impact on national carbon reduction targets as well as helping to secure and grow industry and jobs in the North West.”

OilMaxx and Oilfast

Returning to the industry in March this year, after a short career break to welcome his first child, Peter Croll has taken up a position as Business Development Manager at OilMaxx, part of Oilfast Group and is: “Providing complete fuel solutions to a large and varied customer base, supporting on the net zero transition and supply of alternative fuels.”

In another Oilfast appointment Christine McKay has taken up the role of Depot Supervisor for Oilfast Insch depot.

Certas Energy

Alex Wolfe has taken up the role of Commercial Director Roadside Services at Certas Energy.

Watson Fuels

Craig Rollingson has been appointed Head of Logistics at Watson Fuels – a World Fuel Services company.

Other industry moves

Alex Azadegan has taken up the role of Operations Manager at Green Biofuels UK Ltd following a move from ExxonMobil.

Phil Roe took up the role of President of Logistics UK in April 2022 after 5 years as a non-executive Director. Prior to joining he was a board Director at DHL Supply Chain and he is also a non-executive Director and trustee at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Multidisciplinary engineering firm adi Group, a leading engineering and construction business continues to expand both its service offering and its team in the form of a new senior appointment with Mo Ahmed joining the firm as a business development manager for the oil and gas sector, forming a new subdivision of adi Projects.

Square Robot, the world leader in robotic tank inspection, has added tank storage industry leader Earl Crochet to its Board of Directors, bringing with him 34+ years of experience in pipelines and terminals.

Structural changes for LCM Environmental

LCM Environmental Services Limited, fuel, energy, tank and pipe infrastructure specialists, has recently undergone a structural change.

In preparation for significant growth and expansion, the company has restructured its senior leadership team.

Richard Wallace, the business’s Group Managing Director, has been appointed as the new LCM Environmental CEO and will focus on the company’s growth and expansion.

Overseeing the day-to-day operations and guiding LCM along its new path, Paul Rava has taken the company’s Managing Director position. As the business’s former Commercial Director and, prior to that, the Operations Director, Paul brings to LCM Environmental over 30 years of experience in the fuel industry after starting as a petroleum pipe fitter in 1991. Since then, Paul has progressed his career, becoming a Divisional Manager and then Director of a national fuel systems and environmental business before joining the LCM team nearly four years ago as the Operations Director.

Paul’s wealth of technical knowledge, skills in problem-solving and critical thinking will be invaluable to his position in driving LCM Environmental’s future forward and ensuring their projects are effective and efficiently delivered.

Richard and Paul’s new appointments are only the beginning of the exciting changes for LCM Environmental in the coming year.