Tony Santy, vice chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Petroleum and Supply Company announced his retirement on April 30, 2018, his 45th anniversary with the company.
Tony has been the Kindred line member to the WANADA Board of Directors for 18 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland and joined Chesapeake Petroleum as a sales representative in 1973. In 1987, he was elected president of Chesapeake Cars & Services, a division of Chesapeake Petroleum, and turned that division into a profit center. In 1990, he became president of Chesapeake Petroleum. He instituted several programs that raised the profit of Chesapeake to unprecedented heights and he was the driving force in the purchase of P&W Lubricants, a major competitor of Chesapeake, which nearly doubled the size of the company.
Over the last 28 years, under Tony’s guidance, Chesapeake has sold lubricants, equipment, after market and automotive products to over 700 car dealers in the Mid Atlantic.
Tony says, “The best part of my job was getting out of the office to visit dealers. They were always a source of great ideas to make both their and our business better. They challenged me to look for new ideas, and beyond our business relationships, we became friends.”
WANADA thanks Tony Santy for his years of dedicated service and many contributions and wishes him every continued success.Download Bulletin PDF