The MFA Oil Company Board of Directors has named Jon Ihler interim chief executive officer effective April 25, 2019. Ihler will be responsible for overseeing the company's day-to-day operations of the refined fuel, propane, Petro-Card 24, Break Time, Big O Tires and Jiffy Lube operations across an eight-state region. Ihler succeeds Mark Fenner, who had served as president and CEO since 2014.

“We appreciate the work Mark did for MFA Oil Company, and we wish him the best in future endeavors,” said MFA Oil Company Board Chairman Marion Kertz. “Jon’s experience and tenure with MFA Oil will help lead the company through this period of transition.”

The MFA Oil Board of Directors plans to start the process of finding a permanent replacement immediately.

Ihler joined MFA Oil in 2001 working in Big O Tires and Jiffy Lube management before moving to Colorado where he owned and operated his own franchised automotive business. Ihler returned to MFA Oil in 2006, serving as business development manager and director of sales and marketing. In 2014, Ihler was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing, overseeing sales, marketing, and distribution as well as APM LLC, the dealer/wholesale company MFA Oil acquired in 2013.

Ihler earned a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He is a Columbia native and a long-time Missouri resident.