CEO | Mountain Express Oil Company
As CEO of Mountain Express Oil Company (MEX), Lamar Frady brings exceptional leadership and strategic management to the Acworth, Georgia-based corporation specializing in the wholesale distribution of gasoline and fuel, real estate, quick-service restaurants, convenience stores and more. Prior to joining the organization, Frady enjoyed a dynamic and diverse career. In addition to successfully conducting over $2 billion in transactions, he launched and grew several businesses over the years, including one of the largest OEM suppliers of private label equipment for a leading technology company in the world, which he built from scratch and sold in 1999.
Along with his many entrepreneurial ventures, Frady was one of the youngest-ever to fund and launch a bank. Several executive positions in telecommunications and other industries was the catalyst to Frady’s opening of a real estate development company in 2000. During this time, he began to collaborate with MEX on joint ventures and convenience stores, eventually serving as a consultant on everything from software to construction. To date, Frady has served as the company’s COO, CFO and Chief Business Development Officer and in 2020, became a 50 percent stakeholder in the company after a management buyout with MEX president, Turjo Wadud. Together, Frady and Wadud have built MEX into a half-billion dollar company, since the purchase.
In his role as CEO and owner in MEX, Frady embraces the exciting challenges and opportunities of the oil and gas industry. He is responsible for guiding the company through the rapidly-changing marketplace by ensuring the right infrastructure, financial capital and human resources are in place for growth with the ultimate goal of achieving a billion gallons of gas by 2025.
An active supporter in the community, Mr. Frady has been involved with several service organizations, including the Lions Club and Rotary International. He has also sponsored and served as a coach for youth basketball programs, an obvious passion for the 6’ 8” executive. During his free time, he enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his family, including two grandsons who are his biggest fans.