McBride named director of PMAA
Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:51 am
The Tennessee Fuel & Convenience Store Association has announced appointments to its 2011 board of directors.
The TFCA is a not-for-profit community of small businesses that participates in every aspect of the fuel trade, from wholesalers and distributors to neighborhood convenience stores.
Mark McBride of Union City has been named a Petroleum Marketers Association of America director of the TFCA.
McBride, 49, is president and CEO of Cox Oil Company Inc. in Union City.
He will serve as the TFCA’s representative to the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, a federation of 47 state and regional trade associations representing approximately 8,000 independent petroleum marketers nationwide.
McBride, whose previous experience came from the retail food business, entered the oil industry in 1995 as director of operations for Cox Oil, a family-owned business founded by Mike E. Cox in 1970.
The company owns 49 locations, of which it operates 47 under the Little General and Maverick Quick Shop trade names throughout West Tennessee and Western Kentucky.
McBride’s professional affiliations include membership in PMAA, the National Association of Convenience Stores, BP Amoco Marketers Association and Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association.
McBride serves locally as a Union City Rotarian and on the board of directors of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife, Donna, reside in Obion County and have two children. The McBrides are members of Mt. Zion Church of Christ.
The Tennessee Fuel & Convenience Store Association originally was chartered in 1929 as the Tennessee Oilmen’s Association.
The association later became the Tennessee Oil Marketers Association.