Greg joined the company in 2013, focusing on the retail gasoline business. Over time, he has taken responsibility for finding and acquiring retail/commercial properties, developing social media content, and directing Hough’s strategic planning. In January 2016, Greg took over as Managing Director of Hough’s newly acquired wholesale auto parts entity, and was promoted to Vice President of Business Strategy later in the year. In 2021, Greg was named President & CEO, becoming a 4th generation owner of the company. In his new position, Greg oversees the day-to-day operations of the company along with developing Hough’s strategy and vision. Greg graduated from Winthrop University in 2011, having earned a Bachelor of Science while playing Division Ι college baseball. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 2016 from Delaware Law School at Widener University and is a barred New Jersey Attorney. Greg resides in Burlington County with his wife and their two sons.
Lauren joined the company in 2022 as its Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining the company, Lauren was a general corporate attorney in private practice providing her clients with a broad range of services integral to their long-term success such as drafting and negotiating contracts, employment matters, policy implementation, and corporate and strategic planning decisions. In her role with Hough Petroleum, Lauren oversees the legal, HR and marketing departments. Lauren graduated from Villanova University in 2013 before earning her Juris Doctorate in 2016 from Delaware Law School. Lauren is barred in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Lauren resides in Burlington County with her husband, Greg and their two sons.
Chris started his career in the oil industry early in life, as a teenager washing trucks during the day and dispatching service at night for his friend’s home heating oil company in Southampton, PA. Chris earned his degree in agricultural business management from Penn State in 1991. His early career consisted of management and sales positions for companies like Southern States Cooperative and Petroleum Heat and Power. In 1997, Chris joined Hough Petroleum as a Sales Representative to cover the Northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania territory on the retail side of Hough Petroleum’s business. In 2003, Chris was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager. In 2016, Chris was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing where he oversees the sales, pricing, and marketing departments. Chris currently resides in Monmouth County with his wife and two sons.
Eric Anderson joined the company in 2020 as Controller with a focus on efficiency, growth, and execution. He has a background in public accounting, and spent many years in the insurance industry. During his time in the insurance industry, he was responsible for establishing the accounting controls and procedures for what is now one of the largest insurance agency networks in the country. Eric received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rider University in 2003. Eric currently resides in Somerset County with his wife and three daughters.
Chip has nearly 40 years in finance and financial operations, serving as CFO and finance advisor in a variety of environments. His expertise includes financial operations and reporting, financial and strategic planning, equity and debt transactions, complex tax strategies and budgeting. He excels at establishing financial reporting mechanisms and controls, and has extensive experience in developing, negotiating and concluding financing transactions. Chip has led teams in raising several hundred million dollars in debt and equity financings. His strong analytical skills, along with his ability to rapidly build relationships, have helped him to establish effective and valuable improvements in a range of organizations. In addition to his consulting work as an advisor or interim/part-time CFO, Chip has served as full-time CFO for three different companies, two in New Jersey, and one in Minnesota. He has led companies through growth, expansion, and acquisition, working closely with shareholders, lenders, employees and other constituents to help companies succeed. His responsibilities have included financial planning and strategy, financial reporting, overhauling reporting mechanisms, as well as HR and government relations. Chip earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA at Harvard. He lives in West Windsor, NJ, with his wife, Judy, and has two adult daughters.