Our Team

As a worldwide wholesaler and supplier of premium fuel and lubricant oils, our team is at the heart of our commitment to excellence, ensuring that ocean-going vessels sail smoothly across the globe.

Our Team

As a worldwide wholesaler and supplier of premium fuel and lubricant oils, our team is at the heart of our commitment to excellence, ensuring that ocean-going vessels sail smoothly across the globe.

Our Team

PRESIDENT
KENNY ALAMEDA
PRESIDENT
KENNY ALAMEDA

Kenny Alameda founded Clipper Oil in 1985 and was in charge of day-to-day operations for the company from 1985-2006. He has spent his entire business career in the tuna industry. Today, he oversees Clipper Oil’s long term strategic planning and new business opportunities.

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

VICE PRESIDENT
KEVIN ALAMEDA
VICE PRESIDENT
KEVIN ALAMEDA

Kevin Alameda is responsible for running the day-to-day operations at Clipper Oil. He oversees all administrative and operational duties, including strategic direction, P&L management and monitoring the company’s performance. Kevin has been with Clipper Oil since 2006 and has been actively involved in expanding operations and diversifying the customer base worldwide.

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

CONTROLLER
SANDI MYERS
CONTROLLER
SANDI MYERS

Sandi Myers is responsible for the accurate presentation of the Corporate Financial Statements. This requires managing the daily accounting functions, reliable cash flow forecasting, financial and legal compliance, credit exposure, assets & internal controls, direct & indirect tax reporting, foreign currency and consolidations.

Sandi received her Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of San Diego and has been with Clipper Oil since 2008.

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
ERIC SHAHTAJI
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
ERIC SHAHTAJI

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.

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

MANAGER & TEAM LEADER - SINGAPORE
ZHENG TIAN
MANAGER & TEAM LEADER - SINGAPORE
ZHENG TIAN

Zheng Tian heads up Clipper Oil’s Singapore office. He is responsible for expanding Clipper Oil’s operations in Singapore and throughout Asia-Pacific and can be reached when the San Diego office is closed.

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

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
CHAD INDIHAR
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
CHAD INDIHAR

Chad Indihar is responsible for Clipper Oil’s physical markets including American Samoa and the Marshall Islands. Chad is also responsible for managing Clipper Oil’s Operations Department. Chad has been with Clipper Oil since 2013.

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

SENIOR BUNKER TRADER
KYLE OLSON
SENIOR BUNKER TRADER
KYLE OLSON

Kyle Olson is a senior bunker trader who delivers competitive bunker and lubricant oil pricing to Clipper Oil’s existing customer base and prospective clients, including shipping companies, shipowners, vessel operators and other clients in the maritime industry. He works closely with Clipper Oil’s clients to understand their requirements and help them make informed decisions about fuel procurement strategies.

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

INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM SPECIALIST
KYLE RENAUD
INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM SPECIALIST
KYLE RENAUD

Kyle Renaud is responsible for providing logistical and supply chain insights to ship owners around the world. Kyle is also involved in negotiating and monitoring supply agreements to ensure global success.

Kyle earned his Bachelor’s degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management and an MBA from San Diego State University. Kyle is fluent in English and in French.

INTERNATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE
MALCOLM GLENDINNING
INTERNATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE
MALCOLM GLENDINNING

Malcolm Glendinning is an International Sales Associate who provides competitive bunker and lubricant oil pricing to Clipper Oil’s established customer network, as well as for prospective clients. He collaborates closely with customers to gain insights into each client’s unique requirements and offers personalized solutions tailored for optimal efficiency and cost savings.

 

Malcolm received a B.S. in International Sales, with a minor in Spanish, from Penn State University.

OPERATIONS & SALES SUPPORT COORDINATOR
BEN JONES
OPERATIONS & SALES SUPPORT COORDINATOR
BEN JONES

Ben Jones is primarily responsible for operational and logistical coordination at Clipper Oil. He is the main point of contact for Clipper Oil’s clientele and ensures that all orders are completed and to satisfaction.

 

Ben received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

OFFICE MANAGER & ACCOUNTANT
LORI GREEN
OFFICE MANAGER AND ACCOUNTANT
LORI GREEN

Lori Green serves as the Office Manager/Accountant at Clipper Oil, where she ensures that the daily administrative operations run smoothly. Lori joined Clipper Oil in 2018 and is actively involved with the company’s credit management procedure.

Lori received a B.S. from Colorado State University and has a Professional Certificate in Accounting Management from San Diego State University.

SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT
JARET LAROCCO
SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT
JARET LAROCCO

Jaret LaRocco is responsible for all in-house marketing projects at Clipper Oil, such as email newsletters, SEO updates and website development. In addition, he is tasked with keeping Clipper Oil’s supplier database up-to-date with business processes in new and existing markets.

Jaret earned his B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of San Diego.

STAFF ACCOUNTANT
RAFAEL VELASCO
STAFF ACCOUNTANT
RAFAEL VELASCO

Rafael Velasco is responsible for performing professional accounting duties in analysis and maintenance of Clipper Oil’s financial records. This includes processing day-to-day transactions and reconciliations for the American Samoa, San Diego and Singapore offices.

Rafael received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from San Diego State University. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

JR. STAFF ACCOUNTANT
LIANE MORALES
JR. STAFF ACCOUNTANT
LIANE MORALES

Liane Morales is responsible for performing accounts payable duties for Clipper Oil’s various offices. She is also responsible for bank reconciliations, inventory control and other accounting functions and reports.


Liane received a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University and has a Financial Accounting Certificate from the Harvard Business School Online. Liane is fluent in English and Tagalog/Filipino.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
KENDRA DEGROOT
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
KENDRA DEGROOT

Kendra DeGroot serves as an Executive Assistant at Clipper Oil, where she helps drive strategic initiatives and optimize business processes. Kendra joined Clipper Oil in 2024 and works to advance Clipper Oil’s corporate goals and provide essential support to the entire Clipper Oil Team.

Kendra received a B.A from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, and received her Master’s from the University of California San Diego.