Harper is owner and CEO of United Energy, established in 1995 primarily as a bulk plant operations selling fuel and lubricants, United Energy has grown from a small town jobber to a multi-state wholesale marketer selling and delivering over 100 million gallons annually in over a 5 state area including Motor grade fuels, Alternative fuels, lubricants, and specialty services including procurement strategies, contract management, and inventory management. Harper, originally from Toledo, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Toledo, has worked in the oil industry since 1988. Prior to his current role, Harper served as president, U.S. Marketing, for ConocoPhillips, with responsibility for ConocoPhillips’ petroleum marketing activities in North America. He was named to that position in 2002 after serving as vice president, Phillips Petroleum Company, with responsibility for dealer and marketer activities for Phillips’ refining, marketing and transportation organization. Harper began his career with BP Oil Company and held various retail marketing and real estate & market development roles. Tosco Corporation acquired BP’s northwest refining and marketing operations in 1994 and by 1996 Harper had been named vice president of market development, and eventually became executive vice president of branded retail for Tosco Marketing Company. When Philips Petroleum Company acquired Tosco, Harper was named vice president of Phillips Petroleum.