Challenges new for O’Loughlin

Michael O’Laughlin takes on a new role at Motor Fuel Group.
Michael O’Loughlin takes on a new role at Motor Fuel Group.

FORECOURT operator Motor Fuel Group has bolstered its team at the top end of the business with the appointment of Michael O’Loughlin as its new managing director – acquisitions and business development.

O’Loughlin’s forecourt experience dates back to 1997 when he joined Petrogas as a licensee of their flagship Dublin site.

As that group grew to double figures, O’Loughlin was appointed operations director and later retail director of the newly formed Applegreen. In 2008 he relocated to the UK to establish Applegreen’s UK business. As managing director, O’Loughlin grew this venture to hit 75 sites before leaving the business in December 2016.

Commenting on his appointment, O’Loughlin said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team. The company’s rapid growth over a very short period of time is an indication of the dedication and drive of the whole team. I’m really looking forward to playing my part in the successful and dynamic model they operate.”