LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joseph A. Czyzyk, Chairman and CEO of Mercury Air Group, Inc., announced today that Christopher Cooper has rejoined the company’s subsidiary, MercFuel, as Executive Vice President of Corporate Fuels. Cooper will partner with MercFuel’s senior executive, Homan Asiri, in directing the strategic growth of the company through the consolidations occurring in the general aviation marketplace. MercFuel provides aviation fuel to commercial and general aviation customers through a network of more than 1,000 fuel supply arrangements in the U.S. and 2,000 international locations.
“I am delighted to welcome Chris back to the Mercury family. His first hand understanding of aviation and the oil industry will provide a competitive advantage to MercFuel’s customers. By partnering with Homan and our entire team across the globe, I know that MercFuel will see continued growth,” said Czyzyk.
Prior to rejoining Mercury, Cooper held senior level positions with Chevron, including Global Marketing Manager for their global aviation business. He was also responsible for divesting Chevron’s aviation fuels businesses in Latin America, the Caribbean and Central Africa. Cooper has also held senior positions with Phillips 66, where he managed distribution of productions from Phillips 66’s refineries and terminals into the marketplace as well as the coordination of product purchases with other oil companies and third-party suppliers. When previously with Mercury, Cooper was Director and General Manager of Corporate Fuels.
“The general aviation marketplace is consolidating. Direct branded oil company supply to general aviation has stopped and today there are only two major international FBO service brands. MercFuel’s future is built upon steering our customers through all of the consolidations to ensure that they are successful. I am energized to be back at Mercury and helping our commercial and general aviation customers across the globe,” said Cooper.