|By Marketwired .||
|May 8, 2014 11:23 AM EDT||
RED DEER, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- Parkland Fuel Corporation ("Parkland" or the "Corporation") (TSX:PKI), North America's fastest growing distributor and marketer of fuels and lubricants, today announced the appointment of Lisa Colnett to Parkland's Board of Directors (the "Board"). Ms. Colnett will join Parkland's Board effective immediately.
"Ms. Colnett has extensive leadership experience in a variety of industries and her appointment will bring additional strategic perspective to Parkland's Board of Directors," said Jim Pantelidis, Chairman of the Board. "We believe that Parkland and its shareholders will derive great value from her expertise, and we welcome her to the Board."
Ms. Colnett began her career at IBM Canada and was a founding executive of Celestica Inc. Since 1991, Ms. Colnett has held senior roles in human resources, information technology and strategy including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Celestica Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources, also of Celestica Inc. and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, of Kinross Gold Corporation.
Ms. Colnett earned her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and has been recognized by the Women's Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2004, 2005 and 2011. Ms. Colnett completed her certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013.
About Parkland Fuel Corporation
Parkland Fuel Corporation is North America's fastest growing independent marketer of fuel and petroleum products. We deliver gasoline, diesel, propane, lubricants, heating oil and other high quality petroleum products to motorists, businesses, consumers and wholesale customers in Canada and the United States. Our mission is to be the partner of choice for our customers and suppliers, and we do this by building lasting relationships through outstanding service, reliability, safety, and professionalism. We are unique in our ability to provide customers with dependable access to supply, utilizing a portfolio of supply relationships, storage infrastructure, and third party rail and highway carriers to rapidly respond to supply disruptions in order to protect our customers' operations.
For investor and media inquiries:
Parkland Fuel Corporation
Tom McMillan, Director, Corporate Communications
1-800-662-7177 ext. 2533
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