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TULSA, Oklahoma, Aug. 10, 2021 –- The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), the leading authority for fuel and fuel handling equipment, appointed Jason Blake executive vice president, effective Oct. 18. 

“Jason’s drive, vision and expertise in distributor-based association management make him the perfect choice to lead PEI into the future,” said Steve Dixon, 2021 president of PEI. “We’re thrilled to welcome him aboard.”

Blake brings 12 years of association management experience, most recently as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation and chief financial officer for Associated Equipment Distributors. He previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Technology and Manufacturing Association. Before entering association management, Blake held positions of increasing responsibility at JP Morgan Chase, AT&T and Citigroup.

“I look forward to meeting and collaborating with the members as PEI continues to flourish, adjust and succeed to serve the industry,” Blake said. “PEI is a great organization, and I am honored and excited to lead this association.”

PEI will introduce Blake formally Oct. 5-8 during the 2021 PEI Convention at the NACS Show in Chicago.

Rick Long, current executive vice president at PEI, will continue as PEI general counsel and assist with the transition through his previously announced Dec. 31 retirement date.

“I’ve known and respected Jason for years through our mutual involvement in the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors,” Long said. “His passion for training, certifications and workforce development fits perfectly with PEI’s strategic long-range plan.”

Association and nonprofit search firm Vetted Solutions assisted the PEI board of directors in the search. 


Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,400 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. For more information, visit