Certas Energy is proud to announce that it now has two new, highly experienced, retail specialists among its Gulf Oil Retail team. The latest recruits, Ian Welch and Gary Conway, join the Certas team fromHarvest Energy.

Certas, under the Gulf Oil brand, has made major moves towards raising the profile of its brand and its service offering.  These improvements have been recognised across the industry which led to Gary and Ian deciding to jump ship and join “Team Certas”.

Ramsay MacDonald, Retail Director for Certas Energy, commented, “We are delighted to bring Gary and Ian to the Certas family.  These two individuals share our team ethos and demonstrate enthusiasm for the business, with extensive knowledge, and a commitment to genuine customer service which we encourage and embrace at Certas.  I welcome both on board and look forward to helping both of their careers prosper.”

Ian Welch’s working life commenced in the Merchant Navy, following which he joined Texaco in 1990 and has now been associated with the downstream oil industry for nearly 25 years.  During his career, Ian has gained experience in commercial sales, retail sales, lubricants, fuel engineering & fuelcards. His most recent role was with Harvest Energy; where in less than four years as Key Accounts manager he formed part of a team that grew dealer sites from less than 20 to over 100.

Alongside his busy career, Ian has achieved an MBA from City University London. Outside of work, Ian lives on the edge of the New forest and has a rich family life with two grown up children and a passion for rugby, football & golf.

Ian commented “I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity at Certas. It is a company whose people I have long admired. It is exciting to join a team that shares my passion for the business, has a drive, vision and does it with a smile on its face.”

Gary Conway’s career within the fuel industry started over 10 years ago when he was employed by Petroplus as a sales representative working in commercial and bulk fuels. Gary then progressed to a retail position as area business manager in the north east of England for Total UK. Prior to joining Certas, his recent position was for Harvest Energy as an independent sales manager successfully recruiting independent retail dealers in the north east of England, and Scotland.

Outside of work, Gary is a keen sportsman who enjoys keeping fit, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Gary commented, “I jumped at the opportunity working for a large successful company such a Certas, with its worldwide recognised Gulf brand. The company’s commitment to excel its customers’ expectations is in-line with my own; I look forward to working closely together to drive the business forward.  I am also looking forward to working again with my colleague Ian Welch”.


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