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TULSA, Oklahoma, March 3, 2021/Petroleum Equipment Institute/ -- PEI’s senior staff leader, Rick Long, will retire Dec. 31 from his position as the association’s executive vice president and general counsel.

“Serving PEI since 2009 has been an honor and a joy,” Long said. “During the next 10 months, I’ll continue to work alongside our exceptional staff and board of directors to deliver on the association’s mission. And, when the search committee completes its work, I’ll do everything I can to ensure a seamless transition and position my successor to lead PEI to what I’m sure will be even greater success.” 

Long joined PEI as managing editor of the PEI Journal and general manager of the association. His tenure includes service as editor in chief of the PEI Journal and associate general counsel. In 2017, Long became the association’s executive vice president and general counsel.

PEI President Stephen Dixon, CEO of P.B. Hoidale, praised Long for his push to evolve PEI into a future-proofed trade association with worldwide recognition and member loyalty.        

"It will be hard to replace Rick’s dedication to our industry and to the people who make up PEI,” Dixon said. “From building a presence in Latin America to overseeing our strategic initiatives, Rick’s integrity and member-focused leadership have provided great value to our entire association. He has done a fantastic job of focusing on the current member needs while having the foresight to look around the corner and make members aware of developments that will affect their businesses.”

PEI has retained executive search firm Vetted Solutions to coordinate the search for the association’s next executive vice president, which begins immediately.  

PEI will keep members updated on the executive search progress through announcements on the association website and other communications. To learn more about Vetted Solutions, visit


Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. For more information, visit


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