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Our Team

Niraj Balasaria

Niraj K. Balasaria - CEO

Niraj has a B. S. in Information Technology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and founded Petron Pacific, Inc. in 1996. He has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Washington DC, Capital Chapter since 2006 and has received many awards for his business and personal achievements.

According to several of his strategic business partners, he has very high standards relating to himself, business, and his determination to be successful. He always demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity and always takes a positive and creative approach to overcoming obstacles. He is a visionary, an independent thinker, and always open to reasonable business risk undertakings. He is firmly committed to being the preferred distributor through product and service excellent. And he believes that employees and customers are the company’s most important assets.

 
John (Jack) M. Lynch

John (Jack) M. Lynch - Director

Jack has a MBA from University of Wisconsin and a B.S. Finance and Economics from University of Illinois . He also attended DePaul University Law School.His professional background includes a successful banking and finance career in Chicago , Milwaukee , and Washington , D.C. As former Co-Owner of Liberty Controls, Inc., Shorewood , IL for many years, he also developed manufacturing experience.

He has been affiliated with Petron for several years and works closely with Neil Balasaria in the areas of finance and administration, mergers and acquisitions, and management recruitment and development.

 
Felicia Ketterman

Felicia Ketterman - Controller

As Controller, Felicia manages our overall accounting systems and staff, working closely with our President and our CFO. She is responsible for overall A/R, A/P and credit and cash management, including daily bank accounts, loan transactions and capital resources. Her additional duties involve assisting with the development and implementation of effective financial strategies. She has a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Lord Fairfax College in Middletown, VA.

 
Chuck Guthrie

Chuck Guthrie - Business Development Manager
(Construction Products Division)

Chuck joined Petron in June 2004 and has over 20 years experience in the Construction industry. He is responsible for developing and working on new products and working with Sales team to move the product.

 
Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang - Business Development Manager
(Ground Rod Division)

Chuck joined Petron in June 2004 and has over 20 years experience in the Construction industry. He is responsible for developing and working on new products and working with Sales team to move the product.

 
Joe Hajba

Joe Hajba - Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager - Steel and Wire Products Division, Joe manages a dedicated team responsible for the sourcing and distribution of Steel and Wire products, including Steel T-Post, Staples, Fencing, Landscaping Products, Farm & Ranch Products, Wire Mesh, Roofing Felt, Nails, and Wire (Galvanized, High Tensile, PVC Coated, Black Annealed, Bright Basic, Processed Rods, ChQ, and Low to High Carbon.) Prior to joining Petron, Joe was Purchasing Administrator for Allied Building Products Corporation, a distributor of building materials with 160 locations throughout the U.S.

 
Roy J. Rego

Roy J. Rego - AVP Business Development
(Steel & Wire Division)

Roy J. Rego joined Petron Pacific as AVP Business Development - Steel & Wire Division after a successful 18 year career with Tata Steel in the USA and India. He has Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore in India and an MBA in Marketing & International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta. His marketing focus is Rods, Wire, Mesh, Strand, Rope, Castings, Rebar, and Ducting in Panama, Brazil, Mexico, and the USA.

 
Nitin Bhende

Nitin Bhende - General Manager (Mumbai)

Nitin joined the Petron business development team after a successful career with a large wire and steel fabrication mill in Dubai , India . He has extensive experience in manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales in the Middle East , Europe and the U.S.