Dillingham, AK – Bristol Alliance Fuels (BAF) is pleased to announce key management changes in its Dillingham operation. Ray Whitcomb was promoted to Terminal Manager at the bulk fuel tank farm and Charlene Lopez was hired as Store Manager at the Bristol Express retail fuel station in Dillingham.
Whitcomb has been with the BAF since 2016, where he worked as a driver and dock attendant at the company’s marine facility. He has more than 10 years of experience in fuel operations and more than 15 years in retail management. “We are fortunate to have an experienced industry professional like Ray on our team,” said Bob Cox, president of Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels. “He will continue to focus on providing great customer service, while emphasizing safety and regulatory compliance.”
Lopez joins Bristol Express with more than eight years of management and training experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the company full time, she worked part time at the retail fuel station while serving her community as the education, training, and employment coordinator for Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. Lopez is a graduate of Bristol Bay Borough School and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in rural development with an emphasis in business management. “As Bristol Express has grown, we saw the need for a full time manager to oversee the operation” said Cox. “Charlene is intimately familiar with the store operation, and is excited to bring new ideas that we believe will improve the customer experience.”