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Smitty’s Supply, Inc. Adds Two Industry Veterans to its Management Team

Smitty’s Supply, Inc. adds two industry veterans with “extensive experience in the areas of financial management and manufacturing operations” to its management team.

Smitty’s Supply, Inc., is excited to announce that Stephen D. Kelley and Robert Mancil, two well respected and experienced lubricants industry veterans, have recently joined the Smitty’s family.

Ed Smith, Owner and CEO of Smitty’s Supply, Inc. states, “With the addition of Stephen and Robert to our team, Smitty’s stands to benefit tremendously from their combined talents and experiences.  Smitty’s is confident this addition to our management team ensures we will remain a leader in the lubricant manufacturing, packaging and marketing industry.”

Stephen D. Kelley has joined Smitty’s Supply, Inc., and will serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Smitty’s Supply, Inc.

After completing high school in Camden, Arkansas, Stephen earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in accounting in 2001 from Southern Arkansas University and later obtained his CPA license in the state of Texas.

Stephen began his career with Murphy Oil Corporation and later worked as an auditor for KPMG, LLP until he departed in 2002 to join Martin Resource Management Corporation as an accountant. Over the next 12 years, Stephen rapidly progressed through the Martin organization serving as an Accountant, the Director of Internal Audit, an Accounting Manager, the Assistant Controller, the Controller and from 2011 until his recent departure he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cross Oil Refining and Marketing, Inc., a division of Martin Resource Management.

Robert G. Mancil III has joined Smitty’s Supply, Inc., and will serve as Vice President of Operations.

Robert began his career in the oil and lubricants industry in 1981 at the age of 17 with Westland Specialty Oil in Shreveport LA.  After the Specialty Oil merger with Pennzoil Quaker State, Robert progressed to the engineering department gaining experience and knowledge in all aspects of lube facility management and operations. In the year 2000, Robert left Pennzoil to oversee the construction of the new Omni facility in Shreveport where he remained as Plant Manager. In 2001 Robert joined El-Paso/Coastal Unilube as a Plant Engineer until he joined the Warren Oil organization as Vice President of Operations with the responsibility for the management of 5 lubricant manufacturing facilities in 2002. In August of 2005, Robert accepted the position of Vice President of Operations of the Packaging, Plastics and Grease Divisions of Martin Lubricants where he remained until he joined the Smitty’s organization.

Ed Smith states, “With the skill set, knowledge and experience that both Stephen and Robert have gained thus far during their impressive careers, each of them bring a heightened level of expertise that our company values.  We are excited to improve and grow both the financial management and operational segments of our businesses. Smitty’s is proud to welcome these highly qualified individuals to our organization and look forward to the many positive contributions that each will surely make to our company.”

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