In his 30 years with the company, Chief Executive Officer Terry Santmyer has learned the oil and fuel business inside and out. Terry is still involved in leading the day-to-day operations of the organization which include, business development, customer relationship management, dispatch and logistics, wholesale fuel pricing, and fleet maintenance.
Terry and his wife, Betty, have four grown children (two sons and one step-daughter in the business - Zach, Nate and Rachel). Outside of running Santmyer Oil, Terry enjoys mowing, landscaping, snow plowing, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
President & Chief Operating Officer
As President & COO of Santmyer Oil, Zach Santmyer is involved in most aspects of the business. He oversees business development and strategic direction of the four operating entities and facilitates company-wide communication. Zach is also involved in marketing and branding the Santmyer companies, along with the hiring of key personnel.
With an undergraduate degree in corporate finance and a Juris Doctorate/Master's of Business Administration, Zach lends his expertise to corporate legal matters, advisory board meetings, banking and financial decision making. He also serves on the board of directors for the Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (OPMCA).
He is the son of Terry Santmyer and brother to Nate Santmyer, both of whom work in the business. Zach enjoys running, cycling, weight lifting, golfing, cooking and reading when not at work.
David First is a long-time employee of Santmyer Oil. With 23 years at the company, David is highly experienced in financial statement preparation, tax reporting, banking, and daily accounting and finance.
David plays an active role as part of the leadership team for Santmyer Oil. He is a graduate of Walsh University with a degree in finance and lives with his wife, Kelly, in Massillon. When he's not crunching numbers, David spends his time golfing, playing volleyball, working out and fishing.
Bulk Plant Manager
Nate Santmyer, a second-generation Santmyer in the business, serves as Bulk Plant Manager for Santmyer Oil. In his seven years with the company, Nate has developed expertise in servicing and maintaining large-scale equipment and trucks, and diesel exhaust fluid handling. He also executes managerial duties specializing in customer service and inventory control.
Nate's interests outside of work are spending time with family and his chocolate lab, Axel, as well as four-wheeling, riding dirt bikes, attending local dirt track racing and working out. He is brother to Zach Santmyer and son of Terry Santmyer.
Pricing Manager Dave Wilson has served Santmyer Oil and its customers for the last 10 years in the areas of pricing, quoting, freight and dispatch, and customer service. He came to the company with experience as an operations manager for Gas Up Oil/Challenge Enterprises and as a store manager for Food City in Tennessee.
Dave has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Milligan College. He is married to Donna and the couple has two sons. His free time is spent reading history and bicycling.
Safety and Compliance Manager
Joe Raghanti serves as Santmyer Oil's Safety and Compliance Manager. Joe brings more than 20 years of experience to Santmyer Oil, with previous positions at Ports Petroleum Co., Inc. and DeJane Business Machines. He has a degree from the University of Akron in computer information systems.
He and his wife, Susi, live in the Wooster area where they sponsor the local symphony and spend time playing golf.
Fleet Maintenance Manager
Fleet Maintenance Manager Kevin Drew oversees all aspects of fleet and truck maintenance for the company. Kevin uses his 29 years of experience in the business to keep Santmyer Oil's equipment performing better than industry standard. He also maintains and streamlines costs to ensure safe, reliable and cost-efficient fleet operations.
Kevin is a Dalton High School graduate and is UST (Underground Storage Tank) certified. He enjoys sports and spending time with his family. He is married and has one daughter.