Dear PEI Member:
president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois, became the
66th president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute on January 1. He
succeeds Kevin McKinney, president of McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile,
Alabama, in that post. Craig Hoyer, president of Kubat Equipment & Service,
Denver, Colorado, is PEI’s vice president.
One of Trabilsy’s first duties was to appoint
committees for 2016. In all, 180 people were named to serve on 24 PEI
committees. As in years past, the number of qualified PEI
members who asked to serve on a committee exceeded the number of open
committee positions. Although we were not able to place all of our would-be
volunteers on a committee in 2016, we want to acknowledge and thank all of
those who offered their services.
You can find a complete list of all committees and
TOPICS FOR FUTURE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES REQUESTED
PEI is seeking to identify topics that might provide subject matter for
future recommended practices. Suggestions submitted for a recommended
practice should meet all of the following criteria:
- The subject matter involves practices and/or procedures used
in the fuel and fluid 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 to write the document exists among PEI members.
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 PEI’s
Recommended Practices Committee for its review and recommendations to the
PEI Board of Directors.
Trabilsy 66th PEI President
2016 PEI Committees Appointed
RP Topics Sought
PEI RPs to Be Revised
Burns Named President of O. W. Larson
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COMMENTS TO REVISE PEI/RP100-11 AND PEI/RP1200-12
DUE JANUARY 29
The closing date for comments to PEI’s Recommended Practices for
Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (PEI/RP100-11)
and Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill,
Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST
Facilities (PEI/RP1200-12) is Friday, January 29. Go to either
www.pei.org/rp1200 and click Comment Now.
Charlie Burns of The Oscar W. Larson Co., headquartered in Clarkston,
Michigan, was promoted to president of the company January 1. Burns began
with the company in 1989 and served as vice president for the past 13 years.
He has taken over the duties of Bruce Larson who will remain active
with the company as CEO. Bruce began working full time at The Oscar W.
Larson Co. in 1971.
Tanknology Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, has named Ted Abeyta
vice president, western division. Abeyta, a retail petroleum veteran, will
oversee operations and business development in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska and
PME OPENS BRANCH IN TEMPE
Petroleum Marketing Equipment (PME), a dba of ACT Equipment Sales, Inc.,
has opened a new branch office in Tempe, Arizona. This is PME’s first branch
outside California, and its second branch opening in the past nine months.
The 5,600 square foot site is located at 7307 South Harl Avenue in Tempe.
The University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has extended yesterday’s
early-bird registration deadline for the 2016 conference, which will be held
March 6-9 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. You may now save $200 per
person if you register by close of business next Monday, January 11. To make
the event even more affordable, PEI also is offering $600 scholarships to
PEI members who attend. UID is composed of more than 40 separate classes
designed specifically for distribution professionals. Attendees select the
courses that best meet their needs. PEI staff will host a special “PEI
Members Only” dinner during this year's conference. Learn more, select your
classes and register here.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- EGAVAL EU, Bogata, Colombia (dis)
- PetroMar Technologies, Inc., Exton, PA (aff)
- Malive Sdn Bhd, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (S&C)
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