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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Northern Tier Energy LP today named David L. Lamp president and CEO of Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, the general partner of Northern Tier Energy LP and Northern Tier Energy LLC.
Lamp will replace Hank Kuchta, who will be retiring from the positions. The changing of the guard will go into effect in March.
"We are excited and pleased to welcome Dave to Northern Tier Energy. Dave has a tremendous track record of strong leadership. This, combined with his high energy level and deep industry knowledge and insight, make Dave uniquely qualified to lead Northern Tier successfully into the future," said Paul Foster, Northern Tier's chairman.
"I also want to thank Hank for his service to Northern Tier Energy," he added. "Hank has very successfully led Northern Tier through a number of changes and we appreciate his leadership."
Lamp has served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of HollyFrontier Corp. since July 2011. He previously served as the president of Holly Corp. from 2007 until July 2011. In addition, he currently serves as the chairman of the board of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association.
Ridgefield-based Northern Tier Energy LP is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and pipeline operations. Northern Tier Energy also operates 163 convenience stores and supports 74 franchised convenience stores, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin, under the SuperAmerica trademark, and owns a bakery and commissary under the SuperMom's brand.