An Industry Leader  |  Mission, Vision & Values  |  Leadership History

An Industry Leader

For nearly 100 years, Kildair has been providing superior customer experiences.


As a leader in the specialized heavy fuel oil and liquid asphalt industry, Kildair offers a wide range of personalized products and services. We work with our customers to provide customized solutions to their business challenges and act as their partner in energy. Our goal is to consistently exceed expectations and earn trust and business with every interaction.

Kildair operates a state-of-the-art oil terminal in Sorel-Tracy, Québec. The majority of the tank farm is dedicated to heavy oil products. We also store distillates and have the capacity to store crude oil.

Kildair operates year-round and has a seaway, rail car and truck rack capacity to serve its different customers from the Eastern Canada and Northeast United States.

Kildair's terminal is strategically located along the St-Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City. This allows us access to the Great Lakes.

Kildair is active in storing and handling products for customers in the refining industry, but also markets products in the asphalt, marine and land bunker segments.

At Kildair, we take pride in delivering excellent service by adhering to rigorous processes ensuring the utmost quality and efficiency. We also aim to minimize our impact on the environment and community where we live and work.

As such, Kildair is proud of its quality (ISO 9001:2015) and environmental (ISO 14001:2015) management systems certifications. In addition, Kildair is also C-TPAT and PIP certified.

Kildair is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprague Resources LP, a diversified refined products, natural gas, and materials handling business founded in 1870 with operations throughout the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada (through its Kildair operations). Learn more at www.spragueenergy.com.


Kildair takes pride in its material handling capabilities and its capacity to deliver high quality marine products, specialized heavy fuel oil blends and multiple liquid asphalt grades. Kildair strives to continually improve its products and services.


Kildair’s versatile and dedicated team, large storage capacity, superior quality products, high-tech petroleum facilities, sophisticated laboratory, various access to modes of transport and strategic geographic location together allow us to deliver superior customer service.


Through the years, the company has succeeded in becoming a leader in both the petroleum and transport sectors. Its professional and experienced team has created a reputation as a very reliable and customer centric company that always offers its customers a wide range of quality products and services.

Mission, Vision & Values

Kildair’s mission consists of:
 
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Offering consistent quality products
  • Focusing on continuous improvement
  • Achieving superior results

Our success relies on four values representing the pillars of our company. They are:

Operating with integrity (Integrity)

Integrity is at the core of our business. We respect our engagements, abide by all applicable rules in our industry, and demonstrate transparency in conducting our business. To that effect, our employees must adhere to these expectations while engaging in our business activities. We believe that integrity makes us a worthy and trusted partner.

Investing in our employees (People)

Kildair strives to offer a healthy, respectful, stimulating and rewarding work environment. To achieve this, we ask for everyone’s collaboration, commitment and individual development. We seek to promote individuals committed to team success and exceptional customer experiences.

Innovation

Innovation has always been a key factor of the company’s success. We encourage ideas to help us generate more value, improve processes, and enhance operational performance, all in an effort to delivery better and safer services and products. Employees are welcome to freely express all ideas so they can be discussed and evaluated.

Safety

Kildair conducts its business with the highest standards of safety and security. It is important not to compromise the security of our employees, partners, communities or operations. Our activities are conducted in compliance with laws and regulations.

Accident and incident prevention is a constant priority. Risks and improvement opportunities are consistently evaluated in order to improve the safety of our operations and activities. It is very important to offer a healthy and safe working environment for our employees and to inform them of the risks associated with their workplace. We regularly train our employees to hold them accountable to ensure the adoption of desired behaviors on our premises but also on our customers sites.


 

Leadership

Daniel Morin
President and General Manager

Daniel Morin was appointed President and General Manager of Kildair in November 2007. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of Kildair, including providing high level direction to the management teams overseeing Fuel Oil sales, Marine Fuel sales, Asphalt sales, hedging strategies, terminal operations, logistics, material handling opportunities and transportation.
Prior to his assignment, Mr. Morin had a 22-year career at Petro-Canada (which became Suncor in 2008), where he held a variety of positions, including Manager of Asphalt Sales, Logistics Coordinator, Petrochemical Sales and Refinery Project Engineer.
Mr. Morin graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from École Polytechnique (University of Montreal) in 1985 and completed a Master’s in Business and Administration (MBA) from McGill University in 1992.



Jacques Ferraro
Vice-President Finance and Administration


In January 2013, Mr. Ferraro was appointed VP Finance and Administration for Kildair. In his role, he is responsible for the overall finance and administration of the Company, providing oversight for the governance and financial management.
Prior to joining Kildair, for over 20 years, Mr. Ferraro held progressively more senior positions in a number of large public companies namely Canadian National Railway and most recently CAE as Treasurer.
Mr. Ferraro began his career in 1988 with 4 years of auditing at Ernst & Young. Mr. Ferraro received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1989 and completed a Master’s in economics from Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) de Montréal (University of Montreal) in 1994. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).



François Guay
Vice-President Oil Supply & Trading


After joining Kildair in 2015 as Senior Director, Oil Supply & Trading he was promoted to his current role a year later. Mr. Guay is responsible for the supply and trading of petroleum products and for the overall management of the sales and logistics activities of the Company.
Prior to Kildair, Mr. Guay spent 17 years with Valero Energy in sales and supply management roles where he accumulated a strong experience and built an extensive network in the industry. He started his career with Shell Canada Products before expanding his horizons in business development with Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins in the middle of the 1990’s.
Mr. Guay holds a Bachelor of Commerce (1986) with concentrations in Marketing and also in Public Sector Administration from McGill University.

 

History


1929 - Kildair started by specializing in road transportation via Delangis Express.

1966 - Over the course of many years and generations the company expanded. In 1966, it acquired Kildair Service which specialized in regional transportation and soon thereafter focused its operations on trucks and semi-trailers leasing.

1980's - During the 1980s, Kildair diversified into the sale and transportation of petroleum products. This decade also marked the company’s expansion into general transportation. Wintergreen Transport Corporation Ltd was acquired in 1986 and the business now operates a fleet of 250 vehicles allowing Kildair to provide an effective and reliable complementary transportation service.  

2007 -Kildair entered into a partnership when Sprague acquired 50% of the company.

2011 - Kildair acquired assets from Hydro-Québec in Sorel-Tracy, including seven storage tanks with 210,000 barrels of storage capacity each and a dock on the St-Lawrence Seaway increasing its storage capacity by 1.5 million barrels.

2012 - Sprague purchased the outstanding 50% of the company, resulting in 100% ownership.

2013 - Kildair entered into a long-term contract with a major integrated oil company for crude oil handling and storage utilizing the recently acquired Hydro-Quebec assets.

2014 - Kildair starts its operation of crude oil handling and storage.  Meanwhile, Sprague became a publicly traded Master Limited Partnership (MLP)  (NYSE: SRLP) and Kildair became an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprague Resources LP.

2016 - Kildair invests in its tank farm by adapting and securing four 200k barrels tanks in order to obtain a license to store clean products, namely distillates. A membrane was installed to secure the premises in case of a spill. This investment provided Kildair with a greater capacity to become an active and competitive entity in the marine bunkering business.

Kildair has grown from local transportation into a company specializing in the production, distribution and storage of heavy fuel, liquid asphalt and crude oil.