John A. Catsimatidis is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of United Metro Energy Corp. He is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, and the founder of Red Apple Group, Inc., which is a holding company for a number of his businesses, including United Refining Company, Gristedes Foods, Red Apple Supermarkets, and United Riverhead Terminal, Inc.
Nelson Happy is Vice Chairman of United Metro Energy Corp. As an attorney, Nelson has provided advice to scores of public and private corporate clients on a wide variety of legal issues including labor and employment, securities, contracts, negotiations, financing, environmental regulations, risk management and aviation. He has successfully prosecuted and defended many tort and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Happy has also been the managing partner of two law firms and CEO of three public companies and three private companies. He is a former law school professor and dean. Nelson has a JD from Columbia University School of Law and a BS from Syracuse University.
John McConville is the President of United Metro Energy Corp. He has 35 years experience in terminal operations, supply, trading, distribution, environment, and health, sales, trucking operations, logistics, and marketing refined energy products. John holds customer service, integrity and supply reliability in high regard. John brings to UMEC™ his experience at Philadelphia Energy Solutions and the Hess Corporation. He has been Vice President of New York Oil Heating Association's Board of Director since 2008 and he graduated from Pace University. As a veteran of the United States Air Force. he is proud to have served his country. John enjoys spending time with his wife of over 25 years and their 3 sons.
Leonard Camporeale is Senior Vice President of Supply and Trading for United Metro Energy Corp. He has 37 years experience in energy trading having held positions in trading, supply, pricing, risk management, and marketing of commodities products such as heating oil, diesel, jet fuel, gasoline, crude oil, and distillates. Leonard brings with him his experience from TAC Energy, a Truman Arnold Company, one of the largest fuel wholesales and aviation service providers in the United States. In addition to his time with TAC, Leonard has also spent years with Hess Corporation and Total Petroleum, Inc. in Denver, CO. When not in the office, Leonard enjoys bowling and spending time with his granddaughter.
Anthony Valente is Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of United Metro Energy Corp. He has more than 15 years of legal experience in commercial litigation, environmental litigation and permitting, lending, commercial transactions, real estate, labor and employment law and corporate governance. He has earned a BA degree from Fordham University and earned his JD at Pace University School of Law.
Al Mariani joined United Metro Energy Corp. as Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. Mr. Mariani is a CPA and CGMA. Al was previously employed by Precision Global as its CFO for a number of years managing its 18 international locations. Earlier in his career, he held various positions as Controller, Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance. In addition to working in the packaging industry at Precision Global, Al has also worked in the automotive industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Al started his career with KPMG and spent time at Lone Star Industries and Dyson-Kissner-Moran, a private equity firm. Al graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
Tony Peretta is the Vice President- Operations and Terminals for United Metro Energy Corp. Tony has been with UMEC and its predecessor since 2008. He has been responsible for managing the service department, oil dispatch, the customer service group, maintenance and all trucking operations. Tony's responsibilities additionally include oversight for the Brooklyn and Calverton terminals.
Peter Del Bene is the Manager of Commercial and Industrial Sales for United Metro Energy Corp. He has over 12 years experience in Energy sales including heating oil, biofuel, gasoline, diesel, and marine fuels. He holds a BBA from Iona College with a focus on business management and an MBA from Iona College with a focus on marketing. His experience at Castle Oil Corporation and Sprague Energy includes sales, customer service, and credit management. Peter strives to provide world-class customer service to all of his clients. Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability are characteristics that Peter has built his career and reputation on. He is a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Manhattan Resident Managers Club, NY Building Managers Association, SABMA, BRI and many others. When he is not working, Peter enjoys golf, bowling, skiing, kayaking, and traveling while spending time with his daughter and wife of over 25 years.