Building on our success

Building on Our Success

Superior Plus operates two separate businesses: Energy Distribution and Specialty Chemicals. All of the businesses are operated on the principles of entrepreneurship, continuous improvement, executing on objectives, safety and teamwork.

Looking ahead, Management has put in place a strategic plan known as “Evolution 2020.” Keys to the success of Evolution 2020 will be a focus on continuous improvement in all businesses, building strong customer partnerships, and both achieving organic growth and executing on strategic and accretive acquisitions.

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


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.


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.

John Engelen

Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions

Mr. Engelen joined the Superior Plus office in July 2015 after transferring from Superior’s Specialty Chemicals division – ERCO Worldwide. Mr. Engelen joined ERCO in July 1993 and has held various progressive positions including Vice President and General Manager Chlor-alkali, Vice President and General Manager Sodium Chlorate, Vice President Business Development and Strategy, and Vice President of Finance. Mr. Engelen’s experience includes oversight of chemical operations, customer sales and marketing, customer service and transportation, financing, risk management, treasury as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Engelen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and obtained his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster 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.

Greg McCamus

President, Superior Propane and Superior Plus Energy Distribution

Mr. McCamus joined Superior Energy Management as President in 2005 before being appointed President, Energy Services and Superior Propane in 2012. He previously was President of Sprint Canada Business Solutions and held various executive positions within the deregulated telecom industry over a 20-year period. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration designations.

Ed Bechberger

President, Specialty Chemicals

Mr. Bechberger joined the Specialty Chemicals Division (ERCO Worldwide) in 1980 and has held various progressive positions including Senior Vice President Sales and Operations, Vice President and General Manager, Chlor-alkali Business, Vice President Business Development, Vice President and General Manager Global Pulp and Paper, and numerous managerial and technical roles. He has commissioned over 30 chlorine dioxide chemical plants around the world. He is the inventor on 14 patents and has presented several papers at pulp and paper industry conferences around the world. Mr. Bechberger holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering.

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

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

Management Team – Specialty Chemicals

Ed Bechberger

John Christie
Vice President, Operations

Richard (Rich) McLellan
Vice President, Finance

Thomas (Tom) Barrett
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Christopher (Chris) Cowan
Vice President, Human Resources

To contact us:
Tel: 416-239-7111

For more information please visit our website at:

ERCO Worldwide www.ercoworldwide.com