Atlas Oil Expands Supply & Trading Team in Houston

Atlas Oil Expands Supply and Trading Team in Houston


Taylor, Michigan ‘ August 31, 2010.  Atlas Oil Company recently expanded its Supply and Trading team in Houston with the addition of four experienced fuel supply and trading executives.  The group is focused on optimizing supply in the Gulf Coast, Midwest, and Lower Atlantic regions.


Don Jensen, vice president of supply for Atlas, announced the hiring of Michael Allen, general manager, supply and business development, Xan Hatz, director, regional supply, Lee Overall, sales manager and Clint Werth, director, regional supply. The team has a combined history of more than 90 years in the fuel supply and trading business.


Michael Allen comes to Atlas from Conoco Phillips where he spent thirty years in various senior trading and commercial marketing positions.  Most recently, he was a Senior Trader, Crude Oil and Derivatives, where he managed futures, swaps, options and spreads and was consistently ranked as one of the top traders.  Allen received an MBA in Finance from the University of Utah and earned both a BS in Economics and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.


Xan Hatz joins Atlas from Musket Corporation in Houston where she was Regional Trading Manager and business unit leader for the Eastern U.S.  Hatz has a significant background in logistics.  Before joining Musket Corporation, Hatz worked in marine logistics for Shell Chemical L.P and held business development positions with both Saybolt Energy and Gulf Energy.  Hatz attended University of Texas at Austin.


Lee Overall also comes to Atlas from Musket Corporation where he was a senior sales representative for wholesale accounts.  Overall has been in the fuel business for 23 years.  He previously worked in sales for O’Rourke Petroleum managing fuel accounts for the retail industry.  Overall also previously owned and operated a retail convenience store business.


Clint Werth joined Atlas four years ago from Denver, CO based TransMontaigne Product Services, Inc. and was recently promoted to director of regional supply at Atlas.  At TransMontaigne, he managed the transportation of 45 million gallons of petroleum products a month nationwide. In addition, he facilitated rail transport of renewable fuels and managed emergency fuel needs for hurricane relief in the State of Florida.  Werth earned a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado.


‘Our supply team ranks among the finest in the business,” said Executive Vice President, Business Development, Michael Evans.  ‘Today’s petroleum markets are complex and our team thrives on providing out-of-the-box solutions for customers who need access to petroleum and renewable fuels throughout the country.”  Evans added, ‘Fuel prices are tough to forecast and volatility associated with supply disruptions, geo-politics, and human conflict are ever-present price challenges for our customers.  To combat these problems, our team is experienced at developing risk managed fuel buys that reduce price exposure for our customers.” 

Located in Houston, TX ‘ the world’s energy epicenter ‘ the Atlas Supply Team provides its customers with access to the top oil companies, refiners, pipelines, and terminals in the industry.  With a combination of spot, rack, index, forward contracts, and options trading, the supply team keeps customers prepared to meet any of today’s fuel purchasing challenges.  What’s more, Atlas provides full spectrum supply management by procuring fuel allocations and handling all delivery logistics for its customers to ensure that they get fuel when and where they need it at a competitive price. The group regularly hosts Webinars for its customers on risk management and fuel purchasing.

About Atlas Oil Company
Atlas is a premier national petroleum products distributor and services provider. With 24/7/365 operations, Atlas meets the fuel and service needs of businesses, municipalities and governments in 22 states.  Atlas also supplies fuel to nearly 400 gasoline convenience stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Atlas maintains operational centers in Michigan, Indiana, Texas and Ohio and satellite offices in Minneapolis, MN, Scottsdale, AZ, Niles, MI, Hammond, IN and Albuquerque, NM.  The company was named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s ‘101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2010, a ‘Top Workplace” in both 2008 and 2009 by the Detroit Free Press and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in 2009 and 2010. For more information regarding Atlas Oil Company, visit



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