Nouria's Leadership Team
Tony El-Nemr, President and CEO of Nouria Energy, emigrated from Lebanon in 1983 and studied mechanical engineering at Northeastern University. While there, he assumed an initial position in the retail gasoline business as an island attendant. He then purchased his first location in Auburn, Massachusetts. This site was a substandard facility, which he immediately turned around to one of the finest in the Shell Oil network. Tony had a determined vision of growth in the industry and began his fast paced acquisition of multiple Shell sites. He is an innovator, implementing several businesses on selected sites, including car washes, food service and QSR co-brand partners such as Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, McDonalds and others. Having a goal of 100 locations, Tony met this with the acquisition of Lampron Energy in Maine and in 2011 the purchase of 81 Motiva Enterprises sites carrying the Shell brand. Now, the new goal is half a billion gallons of fuel. Tony expects to accomplish this task with the highest standards in customer care, employee satisfaction and futuristic vision. Nouria Energy is Tony El-Nemr.
Fouad El-Nemr is Nouria Energy's Executive Vice President. He has work for Nouria for the past ten years in multiple positions within the company. He has worked within the accounting and finance departments as an accountant and business analyst. Furthermore, he was the Social Media Director where he overhauled the company's entire social media platforms, mobile apps, and website. Fouad has a BA in Management and Accounting from Assumption College. He additionally holds a MBA in Finance and Marketing from Suffolk University.
Richard Fusco has been Nouria Energy's Chief Financial Officer since November 2008. Richard has extensive financial management experience that began with several years in public accounting both with a national firm and with a regional practice. He has also held several corporate finance roles with companies in a wide range of industries including retail, consulting, technology and accounting. Prior to joining Nouria, Richard held positions as Assistant Controller of a large department store chain, Controller with a large online retailer, a specialist in closely held and private corporations while at KPMG, and a Controller, VP of Finance and CFO for several technology start-ups. Richard is a CPA in and has a BSBA degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts.
Joe Hamza is the Chief Operating Officer of Retail & Marketing. Joe is an industry veteran, serving in diverse leadership positions over a span of nearly 25 years. Prior to joining Nouria Energy, Joe served as Tedeschi Food Shops’ vice president of sales and marketing where he was responsible for devising and implementing sales and marketing strategies and for running the company’s awards-winning retail and foodservice business. Joe is an active member of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) serving as a member of the NACS-United Fresh Convenience Task Force. He also serves as chairman of the Membership Committee for the New England Convenience Store Association (NECSA). In addition, Joe serves on the board of directors for National Advisory Group’s (NAG) and on a number of Advisory Boards for several leading organizations and brands such as, Federal Drug & Food Administration (FDA) and Kraft Foods.
Tom Healey P.E., is Vice President of Technical Services, managing the construction, maintenance, information technology, environmental, health and safety components of the business. Tom has over 23 years of industry experience, including as an engineer for Exxon and Shell, a Construction Manager for a well-respected general contractor and a Project Manager for a regional engineering firm. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Tom is a Massachusetts Licensed Construction Supervisor and a Registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Natalya Fater, SPHR is the Vice President of Human Resources. She joined Nouria Energy Corporation in January 2015 and has responsibility for the overall strategic direction and key Human Resources functions critical to the successful operation of the organization. Natalya has over 20 years of diverse human resources, management, and leadership experience that spans large and small well established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefits administration. Prior to joining Nouria Energy Corp. Natalya led Human Resources team at The Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc. for over 12 years. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Management Certification Institute. She is an immediate-past president of the Human Resources Management Association of Central Massachusetts (HRMA), an organization of more than 150 human resources practitioners and consultants. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Human Resource State Council and is the Dress-For-Success Career Panel Program Adviser and Speaker. Natalya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from Worcester State University and has received her MBA from Assumption College.
Dorothy Fleishman is the Vice President of Real Estate and Business Development. She joined Nouria in July 2015 and is responsible for new site and business development as well as portfolio management. Prior to joining Nouria, Dorothy was Area Real Estate Manager at McDonald’s USA, LLC. Over the course of her career she has held positions in Marketing and Real Estate Development within the QSR industry. Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Regis College.
Richard Smith (“Smitty”) joins the executive team of Nouria Energy as Vice President of Car Wash Operations. Prior to joining Nouria, Smitty was employed by F.L. Roberts & Company, headquartered in Springfield, MA, for more than 30 years. He ultimately served as VP of Operations and Marketing and directed the company’s convenience store, car wash and quick lube business divisions. When Nouria acquired F.L. Roberts in October 2016, Smitty was a natural choice to lead the company’s growing car wash division. Under his tenure at F.L. Roberts, he was instrumental in the introduction of the company’s successful customer rewards program and other loyalty initiatives. Smitty attended Northeastern University in Boston. He is an industry veteran and member of the NECA (New England Car Wash Association), CCA (Connecticut Car Wash Association) and the ICA (International Car Wash Association).
Roger Ebert is a member of the Nouria Energy Board of Advisors. Roger started his career with Texaco in 1972 and held senior positions in many global divisions including Vice President of Marketing and Manufacturing for Texaco in the United Kingdom, Regional Director-Manufacturing and Marketing for Texaco’s Caribbean and Central America Division and General Manager of Texaco’s Latin America/West Africa Division. Before his retirement in 2001, Roger was President & CEO of Motiva Enterprises/Shell Oil.
Lee Fry is Nouria Energy’s Executive Advisor and a member of the Board of Advisors. A graduate of Loyola with a degree in Marketing, Lee held a number of high-level positions during an amazing 35-year career with Shell Oil Company. Those positions included Sales Manager, Franchise Manager, District Manager and General Manager of the Northeast Region, where he was responsible for the operation of over 1,000 service stations, sales of 100 million gallons of gasoline and $120 million in revenue per month.