January 13, 2015 | Vol. 65, No. 1
Dear PEI Member:
Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Alabama, became the 65th president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute on January 1. He succeeds Phil Farrell, president of Double Check Company, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, in that post. Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois, is PEIís vice president for 2015.
One of McKinneyís first duties was to appoint committees for 2015. In all, 181 people were named to serve on 24 PEI committees, with 29 individuals appointed to a committee for the first time. PEI is fortunate to have members who are willing to give their time to improve the association and the industry it serves. I canít say this association is unique in that regardóthere are other associations with active volunteer membersóbut PEI is fortunate to have so many members who are obviously talented and dedicated to the task at hand when they meet as a committee or board. On behalf of your Tulsa-based staff, thank you.
You can find the complete list of all committees and committee members here.
PEIíS DEF (DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID) RECOMMENDED
PRACTICE TO BE REVISED
The 2010 version of these recommended practices applies to the storage, handling, and dispensing of DEF at motor fuel dispensing facilities, repair/maintenance garages and service centers. The document is limited to storage containers that use a pump and/or meter to dispense DEF.
If you have suggestions or recommendations for improving PEI/RP1100-10, submit them online at www.pei.org/rp1100. Instructions for completing the form are provided on the website.
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Those interested in DEF storage and dispensing systems are encouraged to submit comments. All comments must be received by Friday, March 20, 2015, to be considered. If you have questions or need further information, contact Chris Bouldin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-236-3964.
2015 PEI SERVICE & CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS CONFERENCE
The conference will offer a combination of general session presentations and roundtable discussion topics specifically geared to the needs of both construction and service managers. The general session topics, specifically chosen for this audience, include:
Registration for PEI members by January 20 is $295 ($545 for nonmembers). Beginning January 21, the fee goes up to $395 for members and $695 for nonmembers. The fee includes all conference materials, three general sessions, four roundtable discussions, three meals and two receptions. You can register online here or contact Sondra Sutton at 918-236-3967. A list of individuals pre-registered for the conference is posted here.
PEIís 2015 Service & Construction Managers Conference is currently being sponsored by the following PEI members:
TOPICS FOR FUTURE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES REQUESTED
∑ The subject matter involves practices and/or procedures used in the fuel and fuel handling equipment industry and serves the greater good of the industry;
∑ The topic has not been adequately covered in documents produced by another organization; and
∑ The expertise exists among PEI members to write the document.
If there is a topic you believe PEI should consider developing as a recommended practice, we would like to hear from you. If you have submitted a topic that was not selected in the past, you must resubmit. Email Bob Young email@example.com with your suggestions by January 28. Please include the purpose and scope of the proposed document, along with the intended audience. We will compile the responses and forward them to PEIís Recommended Practices Committee for its review and recommendations to the PEI Board of Directors.
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