Kelly Maria Joins CBC as Car Wash Business Development Manager

WESTMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2004--Consolidated Buying Company LLC, the largest buying group for petroleum marketers in the United States, is pleased to welcome Kelly Maria as their Car Wash Business Development Manager. Kelly is based out of San Francisco, CA and will be responsible for identifying and developing the Car Wash category and customer opportunities in the marketplace.

Kelly comes to CBC with an extensive, 24-year background with ChevronTexaco, the last seven of which were at the Marketing Headquarters located in San Ramon, CA. While in Marketing, her roles and responsibilities included: Process Development and Instructional Design for Chevron University, Operations Project Manager and Training Supervisor for the company-operated stores. For the past five years she had held the position as the Car Wash Category Manager. In this position, Kelly created and implemented the Chevron Car Wash strategy, responsible for the revenue and profitable growth of the Car Wash business. She was directly responsible for the coordinated merchandising, promotions, operations, supplier relationships, training and global trade agreements. Kelly shares a strong passion and a clear vision for the Car Wash category future.

About CBC

Consolidated Buying Company represents BP, CITGO Petroleum, ConocoPhillips and Marathon Ashland Petroleum as the exclusive buying group for their channel of trade partners. CBC is an integrated buying group that provides buying services and category management for six primary divisions: C-Store, Bay Services, Equipment, Transportation, Business Services and Car Wash. At the end of 2003, CBC represented over 5,700 active members in their various buying groups.