Our Team

Charles McPherson
Charles McPherson
Founder

Charles McPherson, Sr. (“Mac”) is from the “Sand Mountain” area of north east Alabama where he attended Albertville High School. Mac graduated from The University of Alabama with a B.S. degree in business, and he continued his education… Read More

Charles McPherson, Sr. (“Mac”) is from the “Sand Mountain” area of north east Alabama where he attended Albertville High School. Mac graduated from The University of Alabama with a B.S. degree in business, and he continued his education at The University of Alabama by receiving a second degree in chemistry.

Mac began his petroleum industry career with Shell Oil Company’s Marine Division in Houston, Texas as a lubrication engineer. Mac worked with Shell Oil until 1970. On April 1, 1971, “Mac” formed McPherson Oil Products in Oneonta, Alabama. After 35 years of buying, building and expanding what is now The McPherson Companies, Inc., Mac is serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mac has grown the original McPherson Oil Products to be one of the southeast’s most successful petroleum companies with over 37 acquisitions and mergers. With his vast knowledge and experience in the petroleum industry, Mac continues to be a strong asset to both TMC’s customers as well as the new generation of company management.

Additionally, Mac continues to emphasize the family oriented atmosphere at TMC. Mac has always stressed the importance of TMC’s environmental responsibilities, and he has been an industry leader in recycled products.

Mac is a community focused leader and loves being involved in politics; he is often quoted saying “Don’t gripe if you don’t care enough to be involved and vote”. Mac is a supporter of the United Way, Boy Scouts of America and The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. He is a board member of The Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority and The Prescott House. Additionally, Mac serves on the Jefferson County Judicial Commission. In his spare time, Mac enjoys fly fishing anytime, anywhere, his old Lambda Chi fraternity brothers and his 1959 Albertville classmates.

Ken McPherson
Ken McPherson
President

Ken McPherson was named President of The McPherson Companies in August 2006. Ken has worked with TMC for 10 years and during this time he has performed numerous roles in sales, operations and administration. Ken has a strong knowledge of the… Read More

Ken McPherson was named President of The McPherson Companies in August 2006. Ken has worked with TMC for 10 years and during this time he has performed numerous roles in sales, operations and administration. Ken has a strong knowledge of the petroleum industry. As President, Ken focuses on the strategic direction of the company, building strong relationships with our suppliers and ensuring that our customers are provided with quality products and World Class service. He is a member of ExxonMobil’s National Lubricant Distributor Advisory Council. Prior to working with TMC, Ken started his career in Houston, Texas with HCA Healthcare working in healthcare administration. Ken graduated with a business degree from the University of Alabama and received an M.B.A from The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Rick Cosmer
Rick Cosmer
Vice President – Retail Fuel

Rick Cosmer brings over 30 years of retail fuel sales and operations, convenience store retailing, and automotive retail marketing experience and joined TMC in May of 2013. As VP of Retail Fuel, Rick is the key manager who directs the daily management of all retail… Read More

Rick Cosmer brings over 30 years of retail fuel sales and operations, convenience store retailing, and automotive retail marketing experience and joined TMC in May of 2013. As VP of Retail Fuel, Rick is the key manager who directs the daily management of all retail fuel sales and operational functions. Rick’s experience in the retail and fuel business spans over 25 years. Prior to joining TMC, Rick worked 5 years for Mansfield Oil, a nationwide leader in fuel supply. Rick held the positions of Vice President Retail Sales and New Business Development US and Canada and Vice President Retail Sales and Operations. Rick also applied his retail knowledge working for Valero Energy Company, Tosco Marketing Company, and Unocal Marketing Company. Rick is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelors Degree in Arts in Business Administration and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California.

Brant Holladay
Brant Holladay
Vice President Finance

Brant Holladay joined TMC in August 2010, as Vice President Finance. Brant’s responsibilities with TMC include Finance, Accounting and commercial fuel supply management. Brant has enjoyed the majority of his career in the Birmingham area after… Read More

Brant Holladay joined TMC in August 2010, as Vice President Finance. Brant’s responsibilities with TMC include Finance, Accounting and commercial fuel supply management. Brant has enjoyed the majority of his career in the Birmingham area after transferring with KPMG to Birmingham from Dallas, Texas in 1987. Prior to joining TMC, Brant worked in senior financial roles in varied industries including private water utilities, hospice care (healthcare), and with Birmingham Steel Corporation, a publicly traded steel manufacturer. Brant graduated from Harding University with an Accounting degree and obtained his CPA certification in 1986.

Chris Ingram
Chris Ingram
Vice President Lubricants Operations

Chris Ingram brings over 20 years of warehousing, distribution, and supply chain operations management experience and joined TMC in June of 2011. As the Vice President of Lubricants Operations, Chris leads the lubricants operations… Read More

Chris Ingram brings over 20 years of warehousing, distribution, and supply chain operations management experience and joined TMC in June of 2011. As the Vice President of Lubricants Operations, Chris leads the lubricants operations team, and manages the operations and distribution of lubricant products in all markets. Chris began his career as a forklift operator with Springs Industries while attending college and spent 18 years with the company. As one of the world’s largest distributors of home furnishings, Springs operated a highly automated global retail distribution network where Chris held the positions of Safety and Training Manager, Operations Manager, GM of Warehousing and Distribution, and Plant Manager. Chris also has experience in the food and beverage industry having spent 2 years as Corporate Supply Chain Manager with Buffalo Rock which is one of the largest privately owned Pepsi-Cola bottlers in the country. Chris is from Spring Garden, Alabama and graduated with a degree in Education from Jacksonville State University in 1999.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith
VP of Commercial Fuel and ReNew

Chris Smith rejoined TMCs team in June 2014 as VP of Commercial Fuel and ReNew. As VP of Commercial Fuel he manages our day to day operations for both our Transport and Tank Wagon fuel. He also oversees the ReNew division which is our oil… Read More

Chris Smith rejoined TMCs team in June 2014 as VP of Commercial Fuel and ReNew. As VP of Commercial Fuel he manages our day to day operations for both our Transport and Tank Wagon fuel. He also oversees the ReNew division which is our oil reclamation division. Previously Chris was with us as VP of Sales from 1999 up until 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama. Chris is also a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Iota Iota Chapter.

Andy Bass
Andy Bass
Vice President of Supply Chain

In April 2015, Andy joined the McPherson leadership team as Vice-President of Supply Chain. In his current role, he is responsible for Procurement, Fleet Maintenance, Long-Haul trucking and Commercial Fuel delivery. Prior to joining McPherson, Andy worked… Read More

In April 2015, Andy joined the McPherson leadership team as Vice-President of Supply Chain. In his current role, he is responsible for Procurement, Fleet Maintenance, Long-Haul trucking and Commercial Fuel delivery. Prior to joining McPherson, Andy worked at Ingersoll Rand, where he served as the Director, Global Distribution responsible for the companies third-party warehousing functions around the world. Starting his career with Ace Hardware at one of their regional distribution centers in the entry level role of Material Handler, he has held various roles with Action Performance Companies, International Paper and Pactiv Corporation as DC Manager, Division Logistics Manager and Director of Distribution.

Andy attended Gardner-Webb University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business degree along with his MBA. Originally from North Carolina, he has relocated to Alabama to join this outstanding team.

Wendi Allen
Wendi Allen
Director of Fuelz Marketing and Services

Wendi Allen has been employed by TMC since 2007where she began as Director of Customer Care and Inside Sales where she focused on ensuring that customers were provided with Excellent Customer Service and supported the sales team in… Read More

Wendi Allen has been employed by TMC since 2007where she began as Director of Customer Care and Inside Sales where she focused on ensuring that customers were provided with Excellent Customer Service and supported the sales team in their efforts. Wendi’s experience in eCommerce enabled TMC to be one of the first in their industry to launch on-line ordering for petroleum distributors in 2011. Prior to joining TMC, Wendi acquired 13 years of service and sales call center experience with Saks Incorporated and SkyTel Communications located in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2014, Wendi transitioned to Director of Fuelz Marketing and Services where she spear headed new marketing initiatives for the Fuelz Fleet Card division. Wendi attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and has a bachelor of arts, with a double major in Sociology and Psychology.

Chris Creel
Chris Creel
Director of Strategic Fuelz Sales and Operations

Chris Creel joined TMC in July 1995 and has 17 years of experience working with fleet owners and managers to reduce their overall operations expense. Chris started in the Fleet Management division in operations and was instrumental in growing TMC’s Fleet… Read More

Chris Creel joined TMC in July 1995 and has 17 years of experience working with fleet owners and managers to reduce their overall operations expense. Chris started in the Fleet Management division in operations and was instrumental in growing TMC’s Fleet Management division. In 2011 TMC launched its new “Fuelz Fleet Card. Chris currently serves as the Director of Fleet Management Services for the Fuelz division. Fuelz offers superior fleet services to both commercial and government fleets. Chris received a B.A. degree in Finance and a M.B.A. from The University of Alabama.