Mansfield’s supply team brings unique experience and industry expertise to the table. From contract pricing and hedging to trading of fuel, renewables and alternatives such as CNG and LNG, the Mansfield supply team covers the gamut of knowledge that is required to manage today’s complex national fuel supply chain. Although they work as a national team, each member’s regional focus enables Mansfield to deliver geographic based supply solutions by more efficiently managing market specific refining, shipping, and terminal/assets.

Alan Apthorp

Chief of Staff – Lead Writer

Alan Apthorp reports to the President and oversees executive priorities at Mansfield. He is also responsible for content editing, research, and data analysis and visualization at Mansfield, and is an editor for FUELSNews Daily and FN360°. Prior to his current role, Alan was a market intelligence analyst. Alan earned his BSBA in finance and economics from Liberty University.

Madi Burton

Market Intelligence Analyst – Contributing Writer

Madi Burton is responsible for industry-specific market research and analysis, generating relevant fueling insights based on developing trends. She also works with the Marketing team to create customized solution recommendations for key customers. Madi joined Mansfield in 2016, and has worked closely with teams in business development, operations, and supply. Madi earned her BSBA in Marketing from Liberty University.


Andy Milton

SVP of Supply & Distribution – Contributing Writer

Andy Milton heads the supply group for Mansfield and during his tenure the company has grown from 1.3 billion gallons to over 3 billion gallons per year. Andy’s industry experience spans all aspects of the fuel supply business from truck dispatch, analytics, and index pricing to hedging and bulk purchasing. Prior to Mansfield, Andy worked at RaceTrac Petroleum. Andy’s expertise in purchasing via pipeline, vessel, and the coordination via futures and options for hedging purchases enables him to successfully lead a team of experienced and motivated supply personnel at Mansfield. Andy’s team handles a wide geographic area of all 50 states and Canada, including all gasoline products, ULSD, kerosene, Heating Oil, biodiesel, Ethanol, and Natural Gas. Andy’s education began at Young Harris College and later at Georgia Southern University where he received a BS in Sports Management.


Dan Luther

Manager of Supply & Distribution – Contributing Writer

Dan Luther is responsible for purchasing, hedging, and the distribution of natural gas and renewable fuels. Before joining Mansfield, Dan was Director of Operations at Aska Energy and also worked at RaceTrac Petroleum, where he helped manage all barge, rail, and truck fuel deliveries before assuming ethanol trading responsibilities, including purchasing product to fulfill RaceTrac’s demand while trading product across other U.S. markets. Dan holds a BSBA in Supply Chain Management and Marketing from Ohio State University and is currently working towards his MBA at Georgia Tech.

Amy Nguyen

Manager of Supply & Distribution – Contributing Writer

Amy is responsible for procurement of refined products in Texas, the Rockies, and West Coast including California and the Pacific Northwest. She also handles hedging related activities, supply contracts, bids, and shipments on the Magellan South and Kinder Morgan pipelines. Amy joined Mansfield in 2014 as a Supply Chain Analyst and was heavily involved in daily optimization efforts. Amy earned her BA in Supply Chain Management from the University of Houston.


Chris Carter

Southeast Supply Manager – Contributing Writer

Chris Carter serves as the Southeast Supply Manager responsible for refined product purchases including contracts, day deals and rack purchases. The Southeast region covers Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. His responsibilities also include supply contracts and current bids. Chris manages pipeline shipments of gas and diesel on the Colonial, Plantation and Central Florida Pipelines. Chris joined Mansfield in 2009 as a Supply Optimization Analyst and earned his BA in Business Management from North Georgia College and State University.

Gabe Aucar

Senior Supply Manager – Contributing Writer

Gabe manages Mansfield’s southeast fuel procurement team with responsibilities for supply contract negotiations as well as providing trading and business development expertise. Gabe holds an MBA from Pace University and has over 12 years’ experience in the energy industry.



Nate Kovacevich

Senior Supply Manager – Contributing Writer

Before joining the company, Nate worked for Yocum Oil Company as a Senior Trader where his responsibilities included managing the company’s refined product and renewable fuels procurement, handling all hedging related activities, and providing risk management tools and strategies to help customers mitigate volatility and price risk. Nate previously worked for FCStone, where he performed commodity research and analysis for customers with agricultural and petroleum related risk, devised and implemented risk management programs and strategies, and executed futures and option orders on all the major exchanges as well as any OTC related transactions. Nate earned his BA in Entrepreneurship and Economics from the University of St. Thomas.

Joshua Wakeman

Supply Manager – Contributing Writer

Joshua joined Mansfield’s Supply Team following the recent acquisition of The Earhart Company. Joshua is responsible for gasoline and diesel supply in the northeast. At Earhart, Joshua managed the company’s gasoline, diesel, and propane hedging and supply needs.

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