Management

RED FAWCETT

Company President Robert “Red”  Fawcett, has devoted a lifetime to the oil heating business. Red succeeded his father, former President Robert W. Fawcett, who was instrumental as a founding member of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI), a nationally recognized association consisting of 1,100 member companies in the heating oil field.  

Over the years, Red’s management style has been governed by a continuous emphasis on quality improvement and superior service across all departments. Red directly oversees the accounting, human resource management, marketing, customer relations and sales operations of our full-service oil company. His unfailing attention to the “big picture” even extends to first-hand experience installing heating equipment and driving oil trucks. Above all, Red keeps his customers’ needs and concerns top-of-mind when conducting day-to-day business.

Red is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a 1996 graduate of the Harvard University Extension School, where he earned a Certificate in Business Administration and Management. He lives in Duxbury, Mass. with his wife, Jeannie. The couple has four children: Rob, Ben, Lauren and Ryan.

ROB FAWCETT

An experienced executive, Rob has strong roots in the energy industry.  As a young man, he learned all facets of his family’s 100-year-old fuel oil company, Fawcett Oil in Cambridge, MA. Outside of the family business, Rob enjoyed first hand exposure to the commodities markets while working with Merrill Lynch on the trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) during the first Gulf War. Following Merrill Lynch, Rob worked as a Management Consultant with the Global Energy Practice of Arthur D. Little.  With Arthur D. Little, Rob worked internationally on assignments for companies such as EcoPetrol (the national oil company of Colombia) and PDVSA (the national oil company of Venezuela). After his stint with Arthur D. Little, Rob was recruited by Enron International (where he was one of the “good guys”) and worked throughout the Americas helping to manage gas pipeline assets and contribute to other Enron ventures including the establishment of Latin America’s first gas and power trading desk, weather derivatives trading, and Enron’s downstream energy management business called Enron Energy Services.

Rob returned to the United States in 1999 to assist his family’s company as Vice President.  Having grown up in the heating oil business, Rob enjoys in-depth understanding of the fuel oil business.  Today, Rob is CEO of Fawcett Energy Partners, Inc. and, in partnership with his father Red and brother Ben, oversees all aspects of the company, paying particular attention to oil purchasing, new business development, marketing, and information technology. 

Rob received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., with concentrations in finance and marketing. He has a B.A. in economics from Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., and a Certificate of Special Studies: Administration and Management from Harvard Extension School in Cambridge, Mass. 

Rob is a Director of the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) and the Massachusetts Oilheat Council.  He lives in Duxbury, MA with his wife Maria and their three children.  For fun, he enjoys time with family and friends, boating, skiing, and the occasional short-distance triathlon.

BEN FAWCETT

As Vice President of Sales and Operations at Fawcett Oil Company, Ben has built and managed the sales channels for on-site diesel fleet fueling, home heating oil, and HVAC equipment.  Ben has also been instrumental in identifying, negotiating, and managing the acquisition of several oil companies in Eastern Massachusetts.  

Earlier, he was a Business Analyst with EMC Corporation where he was in charge of analyzing marketing lead sources to determine the effectiveness of EMC’s marketing strategies.   Ben received a BA from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.   Ben is a founding member of the South Shore Young Professionals networking group and has volunteered his time to the National Humane Society and the Boys and Girls Club of America.   He lives on Boston’s south shore with his wife and two sons.