DALLAS, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC ("Empire") announced today the appointment of Atanas H. Atanasov as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Empire, Atanas held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at NGL Energy Partners LP, a publicly traded midstream MLP headquartered in Tulsa, OK. He joined NGL in November 2011 as Treasurer and Senior VP of Finance, and was promoted to CFO in May 2013. Atanas worked 9 years with GE Capital in Dallas, first as Finance Manager for the Leverage Equity Business, from 2003 to 2005, and then as finance leader for the US Lending Regions business from 2006 to 2011, before joining NGL. Prior to GE Capital, Atanas held positions of increasing scope and responsibility at the Williams Company and Ernst & Young LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Tulsa and a B.S. in Accounting from Oral Roberts University.
"Atanas Atanasov brings a wealth of experience in Finance & Accounting, Tax, FP&A and Capital markets," said Hank Heithaus, Empire, CEO. "He was instrumental in the growth of NGL, where during his tenure, the company grew from an EBITDA of $24M in 2011, to over $400M today. We look forward to his bringing that level of energy and success to our talented executive team here at Empire."
About Empire Petroleum Partners
Empire Petroleum is a leading motor fuels distributor of top brands including Shell, Chevron, Valero, Sunoco, BP, Exxon, Citgo, Mobil, Marathon, Texaco, ConocoPhillips, and Gulf. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Empire currently distributes motor fuel products to gas stations in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern, Southwestern and Midwestern states. For more information, visit www.empirepetroleum.com.
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