Dear PEI Member:
The tabulation of
ballots has been completed in the nominating election of PEI board members
from our even-numbered membership districts and the affiliate division. In
one district, two members tied and the election was determined by lot. Four
members ran unopposed and already have been certified winners by the PEI
Election Commission. The two nominees each from District 12 and the
Affiliate Division who received the greatest number of points now go into a
runoff election. Ballots for the runoff will be emailed Monday, July 28.
Here are the election results, according to Dennis
Rethmeier, Western Pump Inc., San Diego, California, chairman of the PEI
Distributor District 2 – The new director is J.
Benjamin Hieber, PWI, Incorporated, New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Distributor District 4 – The new director is Andy
Mercer, R. W. Mercer Company, Jackson, Michigan.
Distributor District 6 – The new director is Tad
Cooper, Acterra Group, Inc., Marion, Iowa. Cooper and Douglas R.
Harmon, DRW Services, Inc., Chicago Heights, Illinois, tied in the
balloting and the winner was determined by lot.
Distributor District 8 – The new director is Stephen
E. Dixon, P. B. Hoidale Company, Inc., Wichita, Kansas.
Manufacturer District 10 – The new director is Lucy
Sackett, Gilbarco Veeder Root, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Manufacturer District 12 – The two nominees in the
runoff are Brad F. Baker, Husky Corporation, Pacific, Missouri, and
Frank De Poli, Elaflex Latin America, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Affiliate Division – The two nominees are Dave
Cousminer, Alpolic Materials/Mitsubishi Chemical FP America, Chesapeake,
Virginia, and Cassie Stewart Mullen, Linq3, New York, New York.
NCWM MEETING UPDATE
The 99th Annual National Conference on
Weights and Measures was held in Detroit, Michigan, July 14-17. Organizers
reported the highest attendance in a decade, due in part to proposed changes
to the measurements standards for CNG and the pore size of diesel filters.
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The proposal to require a 10 micron filter on diesel
dispensers was opposed by the associations representing the retail fueling
industry. They cited, among other things, the additional cost involved in
changing filters more frequently. The 10 micron filter mandate was defeated
by delegates to the NCWM.
A proposal to create a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE)
method of sale for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas
(LNG) was also unsuccessful. This means that CNG will continue to be sold in
gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE). The matter was returned to committee and
is expected to be raised again, perhaps as soon as next year.
A handful of changes were approved by the delegates in
Detroit that will impact a few PEI members. Most will be effective January
2015 and include:
Labeling requirements for bulk oil containers;
Substituting the term E85 with “Ethanol Flex Fuel”;
Clarification for POS systems offering electronic receipts;
New labeling requirements for DEF dispensers (effective January 2016).
Members with questions or requiring additional
clarification on those four changes should contact PEI’s Rex Brown
LAST CHANCE: PEI PROFITABILITY SURVEY DUE JULY 31
How does your company measure up? The PEI Distributor
Profitability Survey is your opportunity to benchmark your company’s
financial statements to industry norms and receive recommendations for
specific changes you can make to improve your bottom line. And just by
participating, you’re already improving your profitability, because each
participating PEI distributor will receive a FREE copy of the complete 2014
Distributor Profitability Report, a $250 value.
Participation is easy. Simply submit your balance sheet
and income statement for the most recent full fiscal year or fill out the
survey questionnaire, which can be downloaded
here. There is no cost to participate because the PEI Distributor
Profitability Survey is a benefit of your membership. All of your
information is treated with complete confidentiality.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the
survey or the process, contact Chris Bouldin at
email@example.com or 918-236-3964.
PEI 10-GROUPS ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS
Nothing beats experience when you are working to build and operate a
successful company. The goal of the PEI 10-Groups program is to bring
together key leaders in non-competing companies to share their knowledge and
experience. It’s a simple formula that’s proven to be a worthy investment of
time and resources for many in the industry.
PEI is currently accepting applications for 10-Groups
membership in the Distributor and Services & Construction Divisions. If you
are in the market for knowledge, experience and success, we encourage you to
apply for inclusion in a PEI 10-Group. Click
here to see what others in the industry have to say about their PEI
To learn more about PEI 10-Group membership and to fill
out an application, click
or contact Bob Young at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-236-3966.
RED HILL STORAGE FACILITY UPDATE
The Hawaii State Department of Health held an informational meeting July
15 to discuss the U.S. Navy’s petroleum release at the Red Hill Fuel Storage
June 12, 2014 TL). Reports from the meeting noted that the
Navy will spend $60 million to refurbish the tanks at Red Hill over the next
two years. It was also reported that the Navy will award an advanced leak
detection study and a secondary containment study by November 2014.
HBD Industries, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, has promoted Eric Fitzpatrick to the
position of director of sales and marketing for HBD/Thermoid, Inc.
Fitzpatrick joined HBD/Thermoid in 2013 as the company’s general sales
OPW, a Dover Company, Lebanon, Ohio, has promoted Josh Vander Hey to
western regional sales manager for its Retail Fueling business unit. Vander
Hey joined OPW in 2011 and has been a leader in OPW Retail Fueling
operations for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Mexico distributor. Imagen Maldonado, S.A. de C.V., Uvas Mz 110 ltd 23
Ojo de Agua, Tecamac, Estado de Mexico, Mexico 55770, has applied for
distributor division membership. Sergio J. Palomares Maldono is president of
the firm, which was established in 2009. The company represents Global,
HoseMaster, HuskyCorp, LSI, OPW-FM, Smithpipe and VeederR. Sponsored for PEI
membership by David Crouse, OPW-FC, Hamilton, OH.
Nova Scotia distributor. Multiserve Petroleum Equipment Ltd., 9120
Highway 14, Milford, Nova Scotia B0N 1Y0, has applied for distributor
division membership. Heidi A. VanderKwaak is the official representative for
the company, which was established in 1997. The company installs commercial
fueling equipment and bulk lubrication systems. Multiserve represents Dixon,
ESCO, GPI, PMPCorp, OPW-FC, OPW-FM and Samson. Sponsored for PEI membership
by David Crouse, OPW-FC, Hamilton, OH.
Locking Systems International, Inc., 6025 Cinderlane Parkway,
Orlando, Florida 32810, has applied for manufacturer division membership.
Jason Faulconer is president of the firm, which was established in 1994. The
company manufactures locks and security related products used to secure
everything from dispensers to tankers. The products are sold through
distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Joey D. Batchelor, GuardTech,
Steel tank manufacturer. Greer Inc., 3117 107th Street
South, Lakewood, Washington 98499, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. David Kapla is general manager of the firm, which was
established in 1949. The company manufactures tanks, handrails, stairs and
other structures from steel, stainless steel, aluminum and polyethylene.
These products are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership
by Kelly A. Mulligan, Morrison, Dubuque, IA.
Virginia custom fabrication firm. Clark Welding Service, 369 Callahan
Avenue, Appalachia, Virginia 24216, has applied for affiliate division
membership. Melissa Clark is vice president of the firm, which was
established in 1991. Clark Welding fabricates tanks, rain-shield secondary
containment, spill prevention boxes, steps and ladders. Sponsored for PEI
membership by W. Douglas Bruce, RBMCo, Knoxville, TN.
Thailand construction and maintenance company. Phucharoen
Construction & Service Co., Ltd., 234/185 Baang Rak Road, Nakhon Sawan,
Thailand 60000, has applied for service and construction division
membership. Somsian Penphoo is owner and CEO of the firm, which was
established in 2003. The company builds, refurbishes, services and maintains
petroleum dispensing facilities and related equipment. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Brad R. Estabrook, Estabrook, Essexville, MI.
Washington environmental testing and assessment firm. Northwest
Environmental Solutions, Inc., P.O. Box 1583, Sumner, Washington 98390, has
applied for service and construction division membership. Kevin Wilkerson is
owner of the firm, which was established in 2004. The company provides
environmental testing, tank installation and removal, cathodic protection,
and environmental assessments. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bill Durkin,
AceTank, Tukwila, WA.
ADMITTED TO PEI
Boston-McDermott LLC, Menlo Park, CA (aff)
Jarvis Corporation, Chicago, IL (mfr)