Executives

John A. Catsimatidis

John A. Catsimatidis

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

J. Nelson Happy

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.

Dan Gianfalla

Daniel M. Gianfalla

Daniel M. Gianfalla is President and Chief Operating Officer of United Metro Energy Corp. He has been in the petroleum industry for over 30 years. He earned a BS degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, and accepted a commission as a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer. Mr. Gianfalla is a Master Mariner and sailed on ocean-going tankers for many years with Exxon Shipping Co. He joined Tosco Corporation in 1993 and later served as Vice President of Tosco Pipeline Company. Following the merger of Tosco and Phillips Petroleum, he held a number of management positions in both ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 Co., overseeing petroleum distribution and pipeline operations on the U.S. East Coast.

John G. Vonglis

John G. Vonglis is Chief Financial Officer of United Metro Energy Corporation and Senior Vice President, Finance of Red Apple Group. Previously, he was with The Hudson Group, a boutique advisory firm. From 2002 until 2009 he was a Presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Defense where he culminated his service as both the acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller (CFO), and Chief Management Officer (CMO), of the U.S. Air Force. His extensive private sector experiences include leadership positions with consulting, technology, aerospace, venture, and financial services firms. John received BS and MBA degrees from Fordham University, and an MIPP degree from The Johns Hopkins University. He is also a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Anthony F. Valente

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. Contact Anthony via e-mail at anthonyvalente@umecny.com.

Robert Leavy

Robert Leavy is the Director of Energy, Supply and Distribution for United Metro Energy Corp.- he has over 25 years of extensive experience in the energy industry. Primarily, Robert's responsibility involves trading United Metro’s product inventory in order to hedge and protect it against market volatility. Additionally, Robert is responsible for securing supply contracts for gasoline, distillates, natural gas, and residuals as well as managing all aspects of the natural gas business at our affiliate United Metro Energy Service Corp. Robert’s other responsibilities include oversight and management of large municipal and corporate fuel contracts, wholesale business, fixed price contracts and high profile sales. Robert has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and an Executive MBA in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University. Contact Robert at robertleavy@umecny.com.

Tony Camodeo

Tony Camodeo has been working in the motor and marine fuels department for over fourteen years and was promoted to Manager of Motor Fuels in November 2009. Tony regularly educates consumers on the benefits of using United Metro’s cleaner diesel fuels, including biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel. Tony also represents United Metro at industry events and trade shows. Please contact Tony by sending him an e-mail at tonycamodeo@umecny.com.

Service

Ed Abreu

Ed Abreu has been Supervisor of Customer Service since 2008 and has worked in the customer service field for the past 5 ½ years. His duties span everything from customer inquiries on accounts, reception, pricing, opening up new accounts and bids, receiving orders, to inter-service calls, follow-ups, changes, and requests for delivery instructions, and logging notes of customer interaction. To reach Ed on any customer service related issues please e-mail him at edwardabreu@umecny.com.

Motie Prashad

Motie Prashad has spent over 30 years in the energy business, 14 as Service Manager. Motie holds numerous industry certifications including HVAC, NORA (National Oilheat Research Alliance) Silver and Gold certification, a license for installations in Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, and other parts of New York, and he is an associate Board Member for NYOHSMA (New York Oil Heating Service Manager Association). Motie helped introduce biofuels to United Metro, due to his membership at the Air Resources Group. A native of Guyana, he has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Business Administration from The University of Northampton in England. Contact Motie at motieprashad@umecny.com.

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