Dear PEI Member:
The tabulation of ballots has been completed in the nominating election
of PEI board members from our odd-numbered membership districts and the Service
and Construction division. Two members received enough votes in the nominating
stage of the election process to be elected to the board without having to
participate in a runoff election. Three members ran unopposed and already have been certified winners by the PEI Election Commission. The two
nominees each from Districts 5 and 11, and the Service and Construction
Division who received the greatest number of points now go
into a runoff election. Ballots for the runoff will be mailed today.
are the election results, according to Peter Ward, Glasgow Equipment
Services, Inc., Riviera Beach, Florida, chairman of the PEI Election Commission.
Distributor District 1 - The new director is
Susan Scott, J. W. Scott Service Station Equipment, Trenton, New Jersey.
Distributor District 3 - The new director is Joey Cheek, JMP
Solutions, Inc., Tampa, Florida.
Distributor District 5 - The two nominees in the runoff are Susan
Maples, RBM Company, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Michael Shelby,
The Southern Co. of NLR, Inc., North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Distributor District 7 - The new director is Jason Munson,
Dockendorf Equipment Company, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Distributor District 9 - The new director is Ryan Rethmeier,
Western Pump Inc., San Diego, California.
Manufacturer District 11 - The two nominees in the runoff are Kendra
Barzak, Hamilton Tanks, Columbus, Ohio, and Brian Shelton,
Clawson Tank Company, Clarkston, Michigan.
Manufacturer District 13 - The new director representing Manufacturer
District 13 is Dick Basham, IRPCO, LLC, Subsidiary Lewis-Goetz & Co.,
Poca, West Virginia.
Service & Construction Division - The two nominees in the runoff are
Ron Kingsbury, UST Services Corporation, Owings, Maryland, and
Marshall Ryan, Unified Services of Texas, Inc., Southlake, Texas.
Visit our website for information on
PEI's current board of directors.
STAGE II VAPOR RECOVERY REGULATIONS
Connecticut. Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill (see June 11, 2013 TL)
into law June 18, 2013, that allows gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) in
the state to decommission Stage II vapor recovery systems provided the
procedures outlined in PEI's Recommended Practices for Installation and
Testing of Vapor Recovery Systems at Vehicle-Fueling Sites
(PEI/RP300-09) are followed. All GDFs must remove Stage II equipment on or
before July 1, 2015.
Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Protection has decided to exercise its enforcement discretion to allow all
motor vehicle GDFs to decommission their Stage II vapor recovery systems.
Beginning July 1, 2013, facilities may decommission their Stage II systems,
provided that the facility meets the conditions set forth in its June 21,
enforcement discretion directive. The directive requires, among other
things, that the GDFs decommission their Stage II systems according to PEI's
2009 edition of PEI/RP300.
Election Results: PEI Board of Directors
Stage II Vapor Recovery Update
PEI Convention in Atlanta
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PEI CONVENTION UPDATE
In just 7 business days (July 31), early-bird registration rates for the
2013 PEI Convention (October 12-15) will expire. These rates can save you up
to $200 per attendee. If you have not already, we urge you to register as
soon as possible. This year's Convention includes an outstanding array of
educational opportunities―including sessions on CNG
fueling, mergers and acquisitions, profitability, safety, the economy,
health care reform, and determining the cost of a service technician.
As it was last year, the complete Exhibitor Guide
for the Fuel Equipment & Services area of the NACS Show will be included in
the Fourth Quarter PEI Journal, which will be available on-site. If
you are an exhibitor and would like to enhance your free Exhibitor Guide
listing with your company's logo and/or a Quick Response (QR)
code, contact Dana Roseberry at 239-542-8123 or
here to register and learn more about Convention sessions and events.
NORTHWEST FUEL SYSTEMS COMPANIES PURCHASED
Northwest Fuel Systems Companies, Inc., headquartered in Kalispell, Montana,
has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of the corporation to
Nwestco LLC. Tim Gibbar will assume the role of president and managing
partner. Tim Blackwood, in addition to becoming a managing partner, will be
responsible for the financial management of the business. Burl French, CEO
of Northwest Fuel Systems Companies, will have a consulting role with the
new company and will remain CEO until the completion of final closing, which
is expected September 30, 2013. Upon final closing, Nwestco will retain the
company names, logos and employees of Northwest Fuel Systems, Tidal Wave Car
Wash, Petrol Services, and ANC Vehicle Wash and Fuel Systems.
South Dakota's Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program has kicked off
its third round of funding, with $500,000 allocated to the program for
fiscal year 2014. Up to $25,000 is available to support the installation of
a station's first blender pump, with up to $10,000 available for each
additional pump. The Governor's Office of Economic Development says the
program has supported the installation of blender pumps at 51 locations
within the state. Go
here for more
information about the program.
General Motors and Honda Motor Co. announced this month that
they are joining forces to collaborate on the development of hydrogen fuel
cells for automobiles. The two companies plan to develop new hydrogen
storage and fuel cell technologies by 2020, while also pushing for greater
hydrogen fueling station infrastructure. The collaboration reportedly looks
to share expertise, economies of scale and common sourcing strategies.
The White House on July 18 reiterated its support of the Renewable
Fuel Standard (RFS) that is drawing attacks from the oil industry and
lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Heather Zichal, President Obama's top energy and
climate advisor, said the RFS is the "backbone of our policy" for reducing
oil imports, and added that "calls to repeal the RFS are nothing but
shortsighted." Zichal said the Obama administration would remain committed
to the standard in the face of the "RFS battles that we know are ahead of
us."―The Hill, July 18, 2013.
Ryder System, Inc. has opened the first natural gas fueling stations
in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder
lease and rental customers. The stations are located at two of Ryder's
maintenance and fueling facilities in Southern California. Each Ryder
location has three pumps: two for compressed natural gas (CNG) and one for
liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Containment Solutions, Inc., Conroe, Texas, has named Roy T. Lawrence as
its western regional sales manager. His responsibilities include managing
sales and competitive strategies for the petroleum and water storage markets
in the western United States. Roy began his career in 1977 with Owens
Corning and was the founder of Fueling Solutions.
WildcoPES, Bloomfield, Connecticut, has added Michael DeVogel to its
team as regional sales manager. He will focus on business development in the
Hudson Valley, lower New York and New Jersey markets. Michael has held sales
and sales management positions in other PEI member companies for the past
Louis (Lou) Jack Skubic, former northern regional manager with Gilbarco,
died July 9 after a brief illness. He was 81. Lou worked for Mobil Oil Corp.
before he joined Gilbarco in 1974. He worked at Gilbarco for 23 years,
retiring in 1997. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne; three children, Scott
Skubic, Sue Shearin and Kathie Skubic; and three grandchildren.
Texas distributor. Petroleum Materials, 7100 North Loop East, Suite 4A,
Houston, Texas 77028, has applied for distributor division membership. Jason
Pavlock is owner of the firm, which was established in 2009. The company
represents EmcoWheatn, GPI, Graco, Harco, Lincoln, Morrison, Smithpipe and
Tuthill. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bill Parker, Lincoln, St. Louis,
Software solutions provider. JMD3, LLC dba 4thRight Technologies, 890
North Mart-Way Court, Olathe, Kansas 66061, has applied for affiliate
division membership. John Nesbit is vice president sales and marketing for
the firm, which was established in 2012. The company provides hardware and
software solutions for fuel and tank management. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Mickey Meyer, MMSerEqp, Silver Grove, KY.
Minnesota installation and service contractor. Mill City Petroleum
Services, 7580 Commerce Lane NE, Fridley, Minnesota 55432, has applied for
service and construction division membership. Bruce Urman is division
manager, petroleum department for the firm, which was established in 2012.
The company installs and services petroleum equipment. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Bob Chase, Bennett, Spring Lake, MI.
Turkey installation and construction contractor. Hermes Energy
Engineering & Construction, Camlik Mah Kbal Cad No. 176, Umraniye, Istanbul,
Turkey 34774, has applied for service and construction division membership.
Erkin Kucukkaragoz is business development manager for the firm, which was
established in 2011. The company designs, builds, installs and services fuel
facilities, and procures fuel handling equipment. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Betty West, EmcoWheatn, Wilson, NC.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- Hose Power USA, Orange Park, FL (dis)
- Lektron LED Lighting Technologies, Tulsa, OK (mfr)
- Best Western Petroleum Services Pty Ltd., Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia
- R D Builders, Inc., Anaheim, CA (S&C)
- Paradise Services, Santa Maria, CA (S&C)
- Diego Mena Jara, OSD, San Jose, Costa Rica (O&E)
- Bruce Wagner, Resort Pier - Coastal Properties Mgmt. Inc., Annapolis,
- Michelle Younts, Buc-ee's Ltd., Lake Jackson, TX (O&E)