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Leighton O’Brien, a fuel analytics software and field technologies company, appointed fuel retail industry leader Neil Thomas to the company’s board as a nonexecutive director, effective July 1.

Thomas has more than 30 years’ experience in the global energy industry, including nearly 15 leading Wayne Fueling Systems before completing the sale of the business to Dover Corp. in 2016.

With a focus on value creation for global industrial and technology businesses, he has led several large M&A transactions and has a record of driving growth and profitability through product and technology innovation.

Most recently, Thomas was president and CEO of Trojan Battery Co., the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle energy storage solutions. There he led a rapid company turnaround resulting in the company's successful sale to new private equity owners.

As CEO of Wayne Fueling Systems, Thomas strategically positioned the company as a technology leader focused on retail fueling equipment and services and completed several acquisitions and joint ventures.

Thomas also has held marketing, sales and strategy roles at Chevron Corp. and Tokheim and was a senior management consultant at U.K. firm Arthur D. Little.

Leighton O'Brien is a software and field technologies company operating in 24 countries through 60 licensed service partners. The company monitors, tests and cleans 70,000 underground fuel tanks globally.