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Kenny Alameda

Kenny Alameda founded Clipper Oil in 1985 and was in charge of day-to-day operations for the company from 1985-2006. Today he oversees Clipper Oil's long term strategic planning and new business opportunities.

He has spent his entire business career in the tuna industry with previous positions as Vice President of Procurement and Vessel Operations for Bumble Bee Seafoods from 1978-1981 and as President of Cape Fisheries in 2001.

Kenny received a B.S. in Marketing from San Diego State University.

Kevin Alameda

Vice President

Kevin Alameda is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Clipper Oil. He is responsible for ensuring adequate inventory levels, growing the customer base and expanding Clipper Oil into new markets.

Kevin has been with Clipper Oil since 2006 and has been actively involved in expanding Clipper’s operations throughout the globe. Prior to his role at Clipper Oil, Kevin was the Manager of Procurement for Bumble Bee Seafoods.

Kevin received a B.A. in Economics & Political Science from the University of Michigan.


Sandi Myers


Sandi Myers is responsible for the day-to-day accounting duties and Financial Statement preparation at Clipper Oil. This includes reliable cash flow forecasting, monitoring credit exposure, inventory control, tax preparation and foreign currency functions. Sandi has been with Clipper Oil since 2008 and has played a dynamic role in Clipper’s growth.  

Prior to joining Clipper Oil, Sandi worked as a Controller with a national fundraising company and as a Staff Accountant with a local public accounting firm.

Sandi received her Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of San Diego.


Tony Maude

Director of Sales

Tony Maude is responsible for monitoring and executing the daily transactions of the company. Since 2009 he has been sourcing competitively priced bunkers for Clipper Oil’s vast customer base, as well as offering consultation and analysis of current market conditions.

He previously worked as an Engineering Officer on various shipping platforms in the maritime industry with Military Sealift Command.

Tony received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California State Maritime Academy and his MBA from the University of San Diego.


Zheng Tian

International Sales
Bunker Trader

Zheng Tian heads up Clipper Oil’s Singapore office. Zheng is responsible for expanding Clipper Oil’s operations in Singapore and throughout Asia-Pacific. He can be reached after-hours when the San Diego office is closed and allows Clipper Oil to cover our clients’ needs 24/7.

Prior to his role at Clipper Oil, Zheng spent 5+ years as a manager at Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd.

Zheng received a Bachelors Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and is fluent in English and Mandarin.



Kyle Olson

International Fuel Trader

Kyle Olson delivers competitive bunker and lubricant pricing to Clipper Oil's existing customer base and prospective clients.

Prior to joining the Clipper Oil team in 2017, Kyle lived in Minnesota and worked as a Commodity Trader dealing with bulk physical commodities for the renewable fuels and feed industries.

Kyle received a B.S. in Applied Economics with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Minnesota.


Eric Shahtaji

Sales & Business
Development Manager – Americas

Eric Shahtaji is responsible for business development out of Clipper Oil’s headquarters in San Diego, as well as quoting competitive bunker and lubricant prices to Clipper Oil’s worldwide clientele.

Before joining Clipper Oil, Eric worked as a logistics consultant for a shipping and freight management firm.

Eric received a B.A. in International Studies & International Business from the University of Iowa and is fluent in English and Spanish.


Chad Indihar

Business Operations

Chad Indihar is responsible for operational and sales support at Clipper Oil. He works with clients and suppliers to assure that all deliveries are completed as requested.

Prior to joining Clipper Oil, Chad worked in financial services and business operations management.

Chad received a B.S. in Finance from California State University, Long Beach.


Nic Tan

Bunker Trader/
International Sales

Nic Tan is responsible for business development and providing competitive bunker and lubricant prices to clients from Clipper Oil’s Singapore office.

Nic has nearly 8 years of experience in the shipping and bunkering industry. He has worked for a number of international trading firms in Singapore, covering markets across Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Nic received a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Design from Curtin University in Western Australia and is fluent in English and Mandarin.


Kaleb Hite

Operations/Sales Support Coordinator

Kaleb Hite is responsible for operations and logistical coordination at Clipper Oil. He is the primary point of contact for providing outstanding customer service to Clipper Oil’s clientele, ensuring timely delivery of Clipper’s products worldwide.

Prior to joining Clipper Oil, Kaleb worked in operations and logistics management.

Kaleb received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Emilee Larsen

Office Manager/Accountant

Emilee Larsen is responsible for the organization of office operations and administrative duties, as well as overseeing the credit approval process.

Before joining Clipper Oil, Emilee worked as an Executive Assistant and Bookkeeper in Washington State. 

Emilee received a B.A. in Finance & Accounting from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper-Shipyard-SupplyClipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.

The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier
in San Diego Bay (1980).
Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

Our daily monitoring of both the current and future oil market enables our customers to take advantage of market pricing on an immediate basis. This enables Clipper Oil to provide the best current and long term pricing for our customers.

Clipper Oil supplying the USCG Rush ex.
pipeline at the fuel dock
in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2013).
Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

All of the products we supply meet international specifications and conform to all local regulations.

With our many years of experience in the marine sector, Clipper Oil understands the attention to detail and operational performance vessels require during each port of call.

As a proven reliable and reputable supplier of marine fuel and lubricants, we welcome the opportunity to meet your vessel's needs. Please contact us for all of your marine energy and petroleum needs.

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