President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Eric Slifka was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Partners LP in March 2005 and also was named to the Board of Directors of the Partnership’s general partner. In addition to successfully guiding Global’s initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange, over the past nine years Slifka has overseen the significant growth of the business through strategic acquisitions and organic projects. Under his leadership, Global has expanded from its New England roots as a regional wholesaler of refined petroleum products to a Fortune 500 company with 2013 sales of more than $19 billion, operating income in excess of $85 million and a diverse base of energy customers across the United States.
Slifka has been in the energy industry since 1987. Before becoming Global’s president and CEO, he served predecessor organizations in leadership roles, as well as in senior positions in the accounting, supply, distribution and marketing departments. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and serves on the board of directors of the New England Fuel Institute, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc., Massachusetts Youth Committed to Winning, Inc. and Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council. Slifka previously served on the board of directors of The New York Oil Heat Association, National Oilheat Research Alliance and Buckingham, Browne & Nichols.