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September 1, 2015 | Vol. 65, No. 16

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Dear PEI Member:

PEIís YouTube channel now features a library of videos specific to the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry. The videos shown in the library were selected to help people who are new to the industry or who are taking on new responsibilities within the industry.

The library is organized in broad categories presented as video playlists. The material in each playlist is sorted by complexity, beginning with the most basic concepts and moving to the more complicated. Users may select a single video or view entire playlists. The categories include:

  • Gas Station 101
  • Refining & Transportation
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Systems
  • Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Systems
  • Spill Containment, Overfill Prevention & Leak Detection
  • Dispensers & Hanging Hardware
  • Equipment Installation & Removal
  • Odds & Ends

The videos were produced by various industry stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, industry trade associations and PEI members. Videos on the PEI YouTube channel were selected based on various factors, such as length, production quality, appropriateness and objectivity of the subject matter.

Visit www.pei.org/youtube to view the videos.

Several groups of PEI members helped significantly with this project. PEI Women started the ball rolling and offered welcomed refinements along the way. PEIís Education Committee and Board of Directors later endorsed the project and prioritized staffís efforts. And we have to tip our hat to those members whose videos we used. Thank you all.

PEI YouTube Channel

Dubas Elected to PEI Board

Mergers/Acquisitions

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We expect the library will grow to include more videos and new topics of interest to PEI members. If you see a video on YouTube that you think should be added to the library, email us at info@pei.org

PEI BOARD ELECTIONS COMPLETED: DUBAS ELECTED
The runoff election for the final position on the PEI Board of Directors has been completed. Gregory E. Dubas, Pine Run Construction Corp., Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was elected to represent the Service & Construction Division on the board.

D&H AND UNITED PUMP SUPPLY SELL TO D&H UNITED FUELING SOLUTIONS, INC.
D&H
and United Pump Supply have sold to D&H United Fueling Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Schertz, Texas. John Farrell will continue with the company and has been named chief operating officer. The same team of managers will manage the companyís seven branch offices and warehouse locations across Texas and New Mexico. Bo Sasnett, a 30-year veteran of the industry, has joined the company as chief executive officer. The company executives partnered with Third Century Investment Associates, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, to provide the company with the resources to grow and better serve its customers. 

BSM AND WEBTECH WIRELESS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO MERGE
On July 30, BSM Technologies and Webtech Wireless announced plans to merge. BSM is the parent company of PEI member JMM Global. The merged company will be headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and will operate under the name BSM Technologies. JMM will continue to operate from its current location in Elgin, Illinois. Operationally and personnel-wise, JMM will remain the same.

PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
ANGI Energy Systems
, Janesville, Wisconsin, has hired Jason Lund to serve as president of the company. Lund succeeds John Grimmer, who served as ANGIís CEO since 2005 when the business was privately owned and then transitioned as president when ANGI was acquired by Gilbarco Veeder-Root in June 2014. Lund joins ANGI with more than five years experience in various commercial leadership roles and more than 10 years of experience at Danaher. Most recently he worked in the water quality industry, serving as business unit manager for Hatchís Environmental Test Systems business.
Tait Environmental Services, Inc., Santa Ana, California, has appointed James Streitz as its chief operating officer. Streitz held a similar role with the company from 1994 to 2004. He served as chief financial officer at Tait since 2004. Streitz is now responsible for helping Taitís clients comply with the new federal EPA regulations.
Franklin Fueling Systems, Madison, Wisconsin, has promoted three executives: John Adrian to vice president, sales Americas; Matthew Schuessler to west region manager; and Andrew Knapp to director of marketing communications.

CONVENIENCE STORES CHANGE HANDS
Brookshire Brothers
, Lufkin, Texas, has sold 26 of its Polk Pick-It-Up convenience stores to Partners Investors C-stores, Ltd.
Travel Centers of America, Westlake, Ohio, has acquired 34 Thoroughbred Energy-branded convenience stores from Traxx Cos., Lexington, Kentucky. The portfolio of assets includes 32 company-operated convenience stores, two dealer-operated convenience stores and their related fuel supply contracts, and wholesale fuel supply contracts for another 11 dealer locations. The sites will be rebranded as Minit Mart convenience stores.
Alon Brands, Dallas, Texas, has acquired 14 convenience stores in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Roberts Oil Company. The facilities immediately were converted to 7-Eleven stores.

RETIREMENTS
Bob
and Marci Randle have retired from Advantage Earth Products (AEP), Jacksonville, Florida. Both played integral roles in the formation of AEP in 2011. They have passed the reins over to their partner, George Boyazis, who is now the sole owner of the company. The Randles plan to stay in Florida.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
Tank manufacturer
. Western Global, 290 Quarry Road, Milford, Connecticut 06460, has applied for manufacturer division membership. Danielle Bonilla is marketing associate for the firm, which was established in 1962. The company manufactures and supplies tanks and equipment for industrial liquid handling. The equipment made by Western Global is sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Brian Travis, GasStaSup, Lynchburg, Virginia. www.western-global.us.com
Chile consulting and support group. Ingenieria y Proyectos W3G S.p.A., Av. El Bosque Norte 033 of 43, Los Condes, Chile, has applied for affiliate division membership. Andres Magini is a director for the firm, which was established in 2013. The company supports investors and service station owners with projects to build new stations or to rebuild existing sites. Sponsored for PEI membership by Dan Quagliato, Petrorep, Jackson, New Jersey.
Colombia equipment importer. COOPAFA, CL. 29c #55-25, Medelin, Antioquia, Colombia 2770, has applied for affiliate division membership. Juan Fiallo is the import manager of the firm, which was established in 1992. The company imports and distributes equipment and provides service to gasoline stations. Sponsored for PEI membership by Thor Scordelis, Leotek, San Jose, California. www.coopafa.com  
Maryland inspection and consulting company. DRDarragh, LLC, 7308 Talbot Run Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771, has applied for affiliate division membership. Daniel R. Darragh is president of the firm, which was established in 2014. The company consults on engineering and environmental projects. Sponsored for PEI membership by Sam Estill, ClnFuelsMD, Annapolis, Maryland. 
Peru project consulting firm. Begas Ingenieros S.A.C., Montecarlo Street 167, San Miguel, Lima, Peru, has applied for affiliate division membership. Enrique Benavides Lopez is manager of the firm, which was established in 2008. The company develops and implements projects in the hydrocarbon industry. Sponsored for PEI membership by F. Scott Jackson, Blackmer, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Puerto Rico consulting engineer. Colon Pratts & Assoc., C.S.P., Betances Street #17, San Sebastian, Puerto Rico 00685, has applied for affiliate division membership. Abdel Colon Detres is the official contact for the company, which was established in 1970. The company provides consulting engineering services and environmental consulting. Sponsored for PEI membership by Michael Pizarro, PizarroMtn, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Kansas payment solutions company. CardConnect-KC Division, 7300 College Boulevard, Suite 600, Overland Park, Kansas 66210, has applied for affiliate division membership. Shaila Miller is associate development director for the firm, which was established in 2002. The company provides payment solutions software and technology. Sponsored for PEI membership by Shelly K. Sundeng, OpticND, Olathe, Kansas. www.cardconnect.com
North Dakota installation and inspection firm. North Dakota Petroleum Equipment, Inc., 8307 Highway 2, Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301, has applied for service and construction division membership. Joseph M. Gleason is president of the firm, which was established in 2012. The company installs and inspects fuel facilities. Sponsored for PEI membership by Thomas Brown, NatlPtrEqp, Attalla, Alabama. www.dakotapetroleum.com    

ADMITTED TO PEI

  • Critical Fuel Systems, Division of BSF Industries, Butner, NC (mfr)
  • Brennan Law Firm, Cranbury, NJ (aff)
  • 7G Environmental Compliance Management, LLC, Tallahassee, FL (aff)
  • Global Engineering Experts, LLC, Coral Springs, FL (aff)
  • Schroeder Industries, Leetsdale, PA (aff)
  • Zhejiang Jiasong Technology Co., Ltd., Yongjia, Zhejiang, China (aff)
  • Astro Environmental Services, Inc., Anchorage, AK (S&C)
  • Bradís Fuel Filtering, Baltimore, MD (S&C)
  • NQ Petro Pty. Ltd., Cairns, Queensland, Australia (S&C)
  • PSI Systems (M) Sdn. Bhd., Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia (S&C)

 

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