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Lehigh Gas Corporation Appoints
ALLENTOWN, PA (March 22, 2013) - Lehigh Gas Corporation announced today the appointment of Frank Macerato as general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.
Macerato will serve as in-house senior legal counsel for Lehigh Gas Corporation as well as chief compliance officer for Lehigh Gas Partners LP (NYSE: LGP), managing legal matters for the partnership and serving as a key member of its management team.
Prior to joining Lehigh Gas, Macerato served as corporate counsel and assistant secretary for Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT), a global specialty chemicals company, where he negotiated complex commercial agreements, managed corporate transactions and provided legal and business advice to numerous internal clients.
From 2004 to 2008, Macerato was vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), a global industrial battery manufacturer, where he served as its first in-house lawyer following its initial public offering. His responsibilities included directing worldwide legal matters, developing and implementing policies and processes to mitigate legal risk and managing and negotiating key transactions.
"Frank brings to Lehigh Gas a broad range of legal experience and proven business management skills," said Joseph Topper, chairman and CEO of Lehigh Gas Partners. "His demonstrated ability to negotiate and close complex transactions will make him an asset to Lehigh Gas."
Macerato was a shareholder and associate with Stevens & Lee, P.C., of Reading, Pa., from 1998 to 2004, serving in the firm's corporate, finance and capital markets department. Prior to that, he was an associate with Reed Smith for two years. Previously, Macerato held various engineering and management positions during his 15 years with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD).
Macerato holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a doctorate in law from Temple University. He also held the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Macerato is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
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