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DALLAS--Dallas-based Alon USA Energy Inc. announced that Kyle McKeen, the company’s vice president of marketing, has resigned to pursue another career opportunity. His resignation is effective Oct. 15, 2005. Judge Dobrient, who heads the company’s unbranded fuel marketing, has been promoted to general manager of wholesale marketing and will assume McKeen’s responsibilities. Dobrient will report to Jeff Morris, Alon president and CEO.

"We wish Kyle tremendous success in his new endeavor. But more importantly, we are appreciative that he has built a solid team from which we can promote his successor. Judge has worked with Kyle for a number of years and has made significant contributions to the marketing organization. We are pleased to reward this internal candidate with additional responsibilities," said Morris.

Judge Dobrient has been associated with Alon since August 2000 as manager of unbranded marketing. Dobrient has over 16 years of marketing experience, the last 10 with the FINA brand.

In supplier news, Scotsman Ice Systems appointed Marty Montagne as vice president of sales and marketing.

While new to the foodservice industry, Montagne brings with him a broad range of management experience that includes engineering, sales, marketing, service and total profit-and-loss management of multiple branch locations. He comes to Scotsman from York International where his career and responsibilities have grown steadily over the past 18 years. His most recent position at York was regional director responsible for 8 offices, 250 employees and total profit-and-loss responsibility. He has been involved in cross-functional new product development teams, managed complex channel issues and was responsible for detailed business analysis.

Montagne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, has an MBA from the University of Houston, completed the Harvard Business School Strategic Marketing program and has completed the Center for Creative Leadership training.