Meet the Leadership Team

Rick Carron


Rick joined Superior Propane in 2011 as Vice President, Sales, and served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations before being appointed to President, Superior Propane in July 2021. Since joining Superior, Rick has developed a best in class sales team that has increased commercial and residential sales impact and driven a significant contribution to our success as an organization. Prior to joining Superior, Rick was Vice President, Sales at Evoco Inc., and held executive and senior leadership positions for more than 20 years, including key roles with Direct Energy and Bell Canada. Rick holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

James Carlsson

Vice President, Operations Support
James joined Superior Propane in 2003 as a Market Manager in Southern Ontario after a 20-year career with Petro Canada and Imperial Oil in their bulk and wholesale divisions. James has held various positions within Superior including Assistant General Manager, Ontario; General Manager, Alberta & Prairie Regions; General Manager, New Business Development; and Vice President, Operations. James is responsible for the functional leadership of the Customer Experience, Delivery & Service Logistics, Fleet and Regulatory teams.

Brian Seppala

Vice President, Regional Operations
Brian joined Superior in 1991. Prior to being appointed to Vice President, Operations in 2011, Brian served as the General Manager, Pacific Region since 2006. Brian has held various operating positions within Superior and ICG Propane for nearly 20 years. Brian is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Sales Management and Marketing program.

Jason Fortin

Since 2009, Jason has held several senior executive roles within Superior Propane and its sister company Superior Gas Liquids. Jason is responsible for implementing core business transformation initiatives that support our Energy Distribution strategic plan, as well as the functional leadership of the IT, Logistics and Continuous Improvement support teams. Jason is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge.

Sam Mazzotta

Vice President, Marketing
Sam joined Superior Propane in January 2016. Prior to joining Superior, Sam was Vice President Marketing, North American SMB and Canada for Ceridian. Sam has held a variety of marketing and sales positions with companies such as Ceridian, MTS Allstream (formerly AT&T Canada), MCI Canada and Pitney Bowes Canada. Sam holds an MBA from York University, a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Lisa O’Connor

Lisa joined Superior Propane in 2018 and was appointed Vice President, Finance in 2021. Prior to being appointed to VP, Finance, Lisa served as Interim VP, Finance at Superior Propane and VP, Finance at Superior Plus Corp. where she led the Finance Forward and Sustainability (ESG) reporting initiatives. Prior to joining Superior, Lisa held senior Finance roles at Just Energy including Corporate Controller and SVP of Finance. Lisa holds a CPA designation and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dominic Palladino

Dominic joined Superior Propane in March 2016 as National Director of Sales, and served as General Manager, Commercial Sales before being appointed to Vice President, Sales in 2021. Prior to joining Superior, Dominic has held leadership and sales roles across multiple industries, from start up organizations to Fortune 500, for more than 20 years. Dominic holds a Business Administration diploma from Toronto School of Business.

Gavin de Mello

Senior Director, Human Resources
Gavin is responsible for leading the Human Resources team including HR Business Partners and Advisors, Rewards & Wellness, Payroll, Talent and Organizational Development and Internal Communications. He brings over 20 years of HR and talent acquisition experience to Superior Propane. Gavin has worked at large scale, multi-location companies including Rogers Communications Inc., Schneider Electric Canada and PepsiCo Inc. Gavin holds a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Bill Gourley

Director, Indigenous & Government Affairs
Bill has held business development roles in the oil & gas/energy industry at ReWatt Power, Rokstad Power, ATCO Group and CNOOC Petroleum North America for more than 20 years. He is responsible for fostering and growing Superior’s alternative energy partnerships and finding opportunities to deliver low-carbon alternatives to Canadian homes and industries. Bill also leads our journey to reconciliation by working with our local markets to strengthen relations with Indigenous communities. Bill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a member of various non-profit organizations.

Jill Siegfried

Director, Health, Safety & Environment
Jill leads the Health, Safety & Environment team in Canada. She is responsible for guiding Superior's path towards a Zero Harm workplace through HSE programs that protect our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. Prior to joining Superior, Jill led the successful development and integration of a behavioral-based safety culture at the Canada Malting Group, and has developed and executed critical risk control management processes, reporting systems, and coaching programs for managers. Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Royal University and a Certificate in OHS from the University of Alberta.

General Managers

Jim Reimer, Superior Propane General Manager For Pacific Region

Jim Reimer

General Manager, British Columbia and the territories
Tel: 604-495-7952
Albert Furtado, Superior Propane General Manager For Alberta

Albert Furtado

General Manager, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Tel: 403-730-5845
Erol Bahadir, Superior Propane General Manager For Ontario Region

Erol Bahadir

General Manager, Ontario
Tel: 416-859-8822
FRANCE MAGNY General Manager, Québec

France Magny

General Manager, Québec
Tel: 450-633-2458
Doug Myles, Superior Propane General Manager For Atlantic Canada

Doug Myles

General Manager, Atlantic
Tel: 506-380-5938
VLADO CARAPINA General Manager, Customer Operations


General Manager, Customer Operations
Tel: 519-780-5926