The members of our management team provide a depth of industry and operating experience that is fundamental to the success of Noil Petroleum Corporation.
Steve Neely, CEO & President
Few people can say that they know an industry inside-out—and Steve is one of them. He learned by doing: preparing payroll, placing orders, towing cars, and rebuilding engines; Steve has “been there, done that”. His dad and uncle also showed him how to work with people, how to treat and retain customers, and how to do business ‘right’. ‘Right’ is how Noil Petroleum Corporation has been doing it for over 60 years, and with Steve Neely at the helm, ‘right’ is how it will continue to be done.
The typical 9-year-old would likely choose a snow fight with siblings over pumping gas in the cold, but for Steve Neely, pumping gas was without question. Of course, Steve had his fair share of snow fights, but from an early age, he understood sacrifice. Sacrifice was when – as a child, in the freezing Chicago winter – he pumped a customer’s request for $1.00 worth of gas; and sacrifice is why, today, Steve Neely is known as a visionary, groundbreaking entrepreneur, market disruptor, and leader. With over 30 years of experience in management, strategy, and innovation across energy, telecommunications, business consultancy, and the food and beverage industry, Steve Neely is a trusted expert with a record of success.
Building on his father’s legacy, Steve went from being the owner of several gas stations, to the CEO and President of Noil Petroleum Corporation. For over 60 years, Noil (which has official carrier status) has distributed high-quality petroleum products to the federal government, major airlines, rail companies, cruise lines, service stations, car rental companies, and foreign countries. Noil’s partnerships with refineries has resulted in its access to over 1,400 fuel terminals across the U.S.
Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Texaco, BP, Phillips 66, Vitol, and British Petroleum (BP) are some of the major industry players with which Noil does business, and this testifies to Steve’s reputation as well as Noil’s. It is no surprise that in 2019, Steve was featured in Insight magazine, and was a finalist in the Platts Global Energy Awards. Complementing Steve’s spotlight is Noil’s feature in the upcoming May 2019 issue of Fortune 50 magazine.
Before becoming Noil’s CEO and President, Steve pursued a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Commerce at UCLA. He then worked as County Deputy Sherriff in Chicago, Illinois, after which he formed Neely Industries Inc. His foray into telecommunications began with the creation of Ameritech Cellular/Skynet; not only was this Steve’s first telecomms company, but it was also the first licensed mobile store in the United States, and in Chicago’s financial district. Over the course of 10 years, the company opened 2500 stores nationwide—thanks to Steve’s entrepreneurial spirit and determination. Although Steve had no prior telecomms experience as the industry was still emerging, his business acumen, customer focus and solution-driven approach was key to his success.
Bolstered by these achievements, Steve established SkyWorld Communications Inc. The company was responsible for the launch of T-Mobile in the U.S. and it also became T-Mobile’s largest retailer in the U.S. Steve spearheaded the expansion from 68 stores in Chicago to 150 in the Midwest, and then he boldly tackled the West Coast. In 2003, Steve opened 40 Sprint PCS retail stores every 30 days in Southern California.
Fast-forward to 2010, Steve became CEO of SereniTea, a leading distributor of tea beverages with 1,400 outlets nationwide. Truly, Steve has been at the cusp of business revolutions: from the advent of self-service gas stations, to the spread of on-demand mobile technology. He has amassed diverse work experience, first-hand knowledge of challenges and opportunities in business, and a thorough understanding of the business climate. Steve leverages this wealth by offering consultancy services to national and international Fortune 100/500 companies and Global 2000 businesses. He specializes in operations, record-keeping, investments, finances, staff development (mentoring), and strategic and tactical decision making.
As a member of the American Petroleum Institute (API), Steve remains abreast with industry developments by attending conferences held by both the API and SIGMA Fuel. He is also a member of the Executive Club of Chicago, and a Governing Board Member of The Chicago International Film Festival.
Jing Chen, CFO
Jing Chen has been an excellent leader in finance. She not only performs the above duties diligently. She goes out of her way to achieve the apparently unachievable. Her services as a Chief Financial Officer yield great results as the company continues to maintain transparency and has been achieving its financial goals successfully. She is a leader whose conduct is like a perfect team player.
Jing Chen is the vice president and Chief Financial Officer at Noil Petroleum Corp. As a head of the financial matters at the company, her responsibilities include:
- Creating, helping create and execute sound financial strategies for the company
- Working to maintain 100% transparency in all financial matters
- Assisting, advising, and strategizing to boost company revenue
- Suggesting and assisting in the incorporation of financial tools for quick record handling and other financial processes
- Ensure accurate and timely handling of tax matters
- Proposing and communicating plans to assist in achieving Noil’s financial goals
Jing Chen has been an excellent leader in finance. She not only performs the above duties diligently. She goes out of her way to achieve the apparently unachievable. Her services as a Chief Financial Officer yield great results as the company continues to maintain transparency and has been achieving its financial goals successfully. She is a leader whose conduct is like a perfect team player. She takes everyone with her and makes sure everyone is on the same page in their comprehension of company’s goals and vision.
Jing Chen completed her education in 2016 when she received her Master’s Degree at DePaul University. While she has a background in arts, media, and cinema, her work in this field has given her the courage to rely on the power of her skills and talent. She has been a part of several media film projects, and to this day he is acting as a supervising editor to motion picture projects like “Rent” that are in continuation right now.
There is no doubt that Jing Chen is a woman of multiple talents. Her added skills include her fluency in not only Chinese but English as well. Throughout her working career, she has made several achievements including an Academic Excellence Award in 2014.
She is creative, and coming up with solutions to the problems is in her blood. Just like an artist has to organize their thoughts and imaginations to come up with a comprehensible piece of art, she has been tremendously useful in bringing Noil’s internal, government defense, and jobbers accounting in shape. The company is proud to have her as a vice president and Chief Financial Officer.
Pamela T. Miller
An important member of the fuel marketing and logistics team, Pamela T Miller has been working in the petroleum industry for over a decade with vast experience in the fuel business.
Her vast knowledge of fuel trading laws and regulations give the company enormous leverage over competitors and enables them to serve clients better. In addition to her 12-years experience in the petroleum industry, she has also served in various other domains like the health policy and legal sector.
Her vast network of contacts in these sectors and domains are beneficial to the company’s communication policy. As a senior executive in the fuel marketing department, she engages with client companies to offer solutions and build collaborations.
Not only does she handle her marketing efforts with determination and absolution, her management skills are also a crucial asset to the logistics department. She communicates client requirements to the company and helps other departments in improving service to meet specific needs. Her work in community service has proven to be a great factor in establishing relations with clients.
Pamela holds a B.S. in Natural Science from Saint Peter’s University, an M.P.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School. She also has executive certifications in Financial Management from the Wharton School. Pamela is admitted to practice in New Jersey, to the Federal District Court of New Jersey and to the United States Supreme Court.
Richard J. Groeneweg, Advisory
Acting as an advisory for Noil Petroleum Corporation, Richard J. Groeneweg is the person with one of the most diversified and impressive portfolio. He is a sailor, a successful businessman, a leader, a happy husband, and an inspiring father. He has dedicated 40 years of his life to the commercial lending, private equity placement, and investment banking industry. During his career, while serving some of the most reputable companies in the finance industry, he has given them nearly seven billion dollars of business. He was heading thirteen branch offices for Beneficial Finance Corporation during which time he set new records for audits, personnel management, controls and loan approvals. He served Beneficial Finance Corporation for 14 years before founding his own business called Mid-Valley Mortgage of Denver.
He was the chief executive officer, president and founder of the company, and under his leadership, the company soon managed to spread to other states including Texas, Wyoming, and California. He has also served Residential Resources Inc. as a part owner, president, and CEO. S and P rated his issued CMOs AAA rating and all 17 of these CMOs were rated for nearly three billion dollars. Many others that have served the same roles as him have never been able to catch up with him due to his diverse expertise not only financial but marketing matters as well. He is a marketing specialist when it comes to marketing commercial paper and bonds. He is an authority when it comes to matters related to taxes and regulation, and cross-border leases.
He is the man behind the revamped profitable system of Delaware Department of Insurance and the transformation of the largest independent bus company called De Souza in Brazil. His experience is not limited to one country, not even one continent. He has been promoting and selling commodities for Dutch Trading International LLC in five continents of the world while serving the company as a managing director. It is this experience that makes him an indispensable asset for DTI and the professional that helps the company maximize its profits through the sale of middle distillates. As an approval of his invaluable services, DTI offered him an additional position as the Chief Executive Officer of the company in 2017.
As soon as assuming this role, Groeneweg was on a streak of achievements for the company arranging a large number of qualified buyers and sealing funding agreements with some of the largest fuel producers in the nation. He is now in pursuit of the next goal on his list i.e. obtaining direct approval from refineries for Dutch Trading International.
Richard J. Groeneweg is the complete man who has seen the peak of success during 40 years of his career, enjoyed a perfect family life by raising three kids with his wife Millie and given back to the community in multiple ways. He helps the needy as a Californian Foundation’s trustee and obtains dental care protection for veterans as a Dentist for Veteran’s CFO. He is also mentoring and funding his church’s Prison Ministry. Noil Corp believes there could not be a better advisory than Richard J. Groeneweg for the company and takes great pride in having him on board.
About Craig J. Perkins, Senior VP
Being Senior VP at Noil Petroleum Corp, the movement of distillates like fuel oil, crude oil, ULSD, etc. is in his hands. He works alongside energy heads of other large companies to manage trades of the distillates to bring in maximum profit margins into the company’s income stream. With a strong network of energy heads, Craig works with national and international entities for driving business in the right direction.
Mr. Perkins is an out of the box thinker and strategist and has hands on approach management style. Mr. Perkins has very unique mechanical skills from a design and physical manufacturing to be able to identify, understand, and integrate processes that are essential to successfully launch new technology.
Mr. Perkins started Perkins Construction in 1993 at the age of 24 years. Craig quickly grew this business to do work in the highly profitable heavy commercial/Industrial – building & fabrication business working in Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Food/Agriculture, and Manufacturing. Over the past 20 years Craig has hired and managed over 110 employees, between his fabrication plant and field employees. Perkins Construction self performed all of its own work both in the fabrication shop in the field in order to properly control schedules, performance, and quality to ensure execution of successful projects. Mr. Perkins has been involved on all level of business development, general company direction, all company activities including project design, schedules and planning.
About Jack Van Berkel, Advisory
After completing his business administration education at San Diego State University, Jack Van Berkel has been on a trip of helping dozens of large corporations as an expert in a variety of organizational facets. He has never looked back since. He currently serves as an advisory at Noil Petroleum Corporation. In his career of 25 years, Jack has shown that he is the master of multiple trades with his services spanning across compensation and capital markets, human capital management, corporate strategy, organization development, and executive management. Due to his diversified skills, he has been chosen to assist many Fortune 500 companies with their human resources functions that include but are not limited to staffing, benefits, compensation, employee relations, etc.