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Building on our success

Building on Our Success

Superior is a leading North American distributor and marketer of propane and distillates and related products and services, servicing over 780,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canada. All of the businesses are operated on the principles of entrepreneurship, continuous improvement, executing on objectives, safety and teamwork.

After the success of the Evolution 2020 strategic plan, Management’s focus going forward is continuous improvement in all of its businesses, building strong customer partnerships, executing on acquisitions and achieving organic growth.

Above all, our success depends on the talented and dedicated people at Superior Plus.

Vision

At Superior Plus, we have a proven track record of creating value for shareholders. Our goal is to operate and grow our businesses to generate stable cash flows and to be leaders in their industries and to provide sustainable returns to shareholders.

Diversification

Our businesses offer expansion opportunities in Canada, the United States and international markets.

Management Team

Executive Management & Divisional Leadership

Luc Desjardins

President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Desjardins joined Superior Plus as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Prior to joining Superior Plus, Mr. Desjardins was a partner of the Sterling Group LLP, a private equity firm. Mr. Desjardins also served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Transcontinental Inc. from 2004 to 2008 and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Desjardins holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Quebec and has taken the Harvard Business School Management Development Program.

Beth Summers

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Ms. Summers joined Superior Plus in November 2015. Prior to joining Superior Plus, Ms. Summers served as Chief Financial Officer of Ontario Power Generation. Prior to that, Ms. Summers was the Chief Financial Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. Ms. Summers has also held many senior executive and management positions focusing on strategy, financing, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, compliance, risk management, treasury and supply chain operations. Ms. Summers has been awarded Fellows recognition by CPA Ontario, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA), and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Darren Hribar

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer


Mr. Hribar joined Superior Plus as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel in 2015. He was previously a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, an international legal practice. Mr. Hribar holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (Distinction), from the University of Lethbridge and an LLB from the University of Alberta. He was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1997.

Inder Minhas

Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions


Mr. Minhas joined Superior Plus in June 2007. Mr. Minhas has held various executive positions including Senior Vice President Finance at Superior Plus, Vice President Finance at Superior Propane, Vice President Finance & Information Systems at Superior Plus Energy Services and Vice President Finance at Superior Energy Management. Mr. Minhas is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Certified IT Professional (CITP) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce.

Ash Rajendra

Vice President and Chief Information Officer


Mr. Rajendra joined Superior Plus in 2021 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He has held various executive and advisor roles with companies such as IBM, Supreme Cannabis., Just Energy and MDS. Mr. Rajendra brings over 25 years of experience focusing on IS strategy, systems, controls, governance, project management, mergers and acquisitions, and change management. He holds Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Queen's University.

Julien Houle

Vice President, Human Resources


Mr. Houle joined Superior in 2012 as Vice President, Human Resources for Superior Plus Corp. and for the Energy Distribution business. During 2015, he assumed the position of Vice President, Human Resources for Superior Plus Corp., overseeing all divisions.

Julien previously worked as Vice President, Human Resources for Transcontinental Inc. and has held other senior positions in Europe and Canada for pharmaceutical, consumer products and retail businesses.

A graduate of l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales and Concordia University in Montréal, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration.

Rick Carron

President, Superior Propane


Mr. Carron joined Superior Propane in December 2011 as Vice President, Sales. He was appointed Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations in 2019. Since joining Superior, Mr. Carron has developed a best in class sales team that has increased commercial and residential sales impact and driven a significant contribution to our success as an organization. Prior to joining Superior, he was Vice President, Sales at Evoco Inc., and held executive and senior leadership positions over a 15-year period, including key roles with Direct Energy and Bell Canada. Rick holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Andy Peyton

President, Superior Plus Propane


Mr. Peyton joined Superior in 2016 as President of US Propane Distribution. He has held various executive positions within the energy sector, most recently with AmeriGas Partners LP. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Pennsylvania State University and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Shawn Vammen

Senior Vice President, Superior Gas Liquids


Mr. Vammen joined Superior Gas Liquids in 2008. With over 20 years of experience in the natural gas liquids industry, Mr Vammen has held positions of increasing responsibility at Mobil Oil Canada, Gibson Energy, and Sempra Energy Trading. He was Vice President, Supply and Marketing at Superior Gas Liquids from 2010 to 2014, prior to moving into his current position. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from the University of Alberta.

Superior Plus

Erin Seaman

Vice President, Tax


Divisional Management

Management Team – Energy Distribution

Company Specific Websites

For more information please visit our websites at:

Superior Propane www.superiorpropane.com
Superior Plus Energy Services www.superiorplusenergy.com
Superior Gas Liquids www.superiorgasliquids.com