About Us

Global Fuel Connection (GFC) is an independent global fuel supplier that provides national and international customers with gasoline, petroleum refined and coal products.  GFC is privately held company based in South Florida and specializes in the global marketing and distribution of oil, fuels, coals, and specific mineral products.  We work closely with direct buyers and sellers and represent our customers in private transactions with annual contracts.

As a provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers, the company markets different varieties and blends of Gasoline, Diesel, Fuels, Lubricants, Coals and Crude Oils both domestic and internationally.   Our relationships with strategic partners throughout the world truly differentiates GFC within the marketplace and ensures reliability of delivering product in a timely fashion.

Our suppliers represent leading European, North and South American, Indian, and African providers with global oil and coal capabilities. Currently, GFC has numerous well-established alliances with refineries and mines throughout the world.  These long standing partnerships throughout the globe allow GFC to deliver the best availed pricing to our clients.

Currently Global is offering the following oil, fuels, coals and other product categories and has the capability to deliver other products upon request:

–     Crude –    Specialty Oils
–    JP54 –    Hydraulic Fluids
–    A1 Jet fuel –    Engine Oils
–    CST 180 –    Fuels
–    D2 –    Gasoline’s
–    D6 –    Heating Oil
–    Mazut –    Chemicals
–    USLD –    Electric Oils

Finally, GFC provides consulting advice to its customers (whether private or publicly held company) with services including securing financing for transactions, assisting in identifying a specific commodity for purchase or a myriad of other services relevant to our industry.

Our goal is provide you solutions to fit your needs around the world, not only for today but tomorrow as well.


Management Profiles

Jeffrey Shavitz has decades of business experience as a serial and successful entrepreneur having founded 3 companies (and successfully sold two) prior to establishing Global Fuel Connection. His extensive knowledge of the financial services industry, salesforce development and small and mid-sized business services makes him a sought after business advisor to companies nationally and globally. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Jeff worked as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers in the Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions Group working on deals in excess of $500MM.  Jeff is an active member of the South Florida Business and Philanthropic Community with involvements in the Miami Chapter of Young President’s Organization (YPO); Tiger21, Ambassador Board Member of Nova Southeastern University, Strategic Forum, Gold Coast Venture Capital Association,

Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and spent one year at the London School of Economics specializing in finance.


Dean Tarbet has extensive experience in strategic planning, training and personnel management in the private and the public sectors. His career concentration has been in managing energy supply, tactical fuels and water projects. His 22 years in the United States Army as a petroleum and water officer operating DoD fuel facilities and managing projects prepared him for the challenges of private industry. He has been involved with many aspects of water, petroleum, and energy management including: privatization of military base utilities within the DoD; commercial flight line fueling operations; fuel facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization budgeting and compliance; tactical water and fuel system integration, fielding and training; and research and development projects for energy reduction. Recent programs have included numerous studies on tactical fuels equipment capabilities, maintenance and environmental compliance of fixed fuel facilities, production and fielding of tactical fuel and water systems, Soldier and unit training and reducing energy demand of equipment in the battle space.


Mike Foster has dedicated his entire career (34 years total in government and private industry) to serving as a leader, manager, staff officer, and subject matter expert with a special emphasis on petroleum logistics at the strategic and Quartermaster Officer (focused on petroleum logistics) where he was recognized as a subject matter expert on strategic and operational petroleum logistics planning and decision making. He served as a senior U.S. Army operations and logistics manager with extensive experience in Army and joint petroleum operations, the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy), Combatant Commands and NATO. Mr. Foster interfaced directly with DLA Energy leaders and staff members as a commander, planner, customer, or Service/Unified Command representative over multiple assignments (19+ years total). As a program manager at DRS C3& Aviation (DRS C3&A) and The Tolliver Group, Inc. (TTGI) he continued interfacing with and supporting DLA Energy on projects such as the DLA Energy Skill Set Study and the DLA Energy SRM Program. He is a recognized expert on Joint and Army petroleum operations and one of the few officers to complete the Training with Industry Program with Sun Refining & Marketing.  Additionally, Mr. Foster is a proven and well-respected leader of Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, US Civilians, Host Nation Civilians, and Contractors.