Dear PEI Member:
The tabulation of
ballots has been completed in the nominating election of PEI board members
from our even-numbered districts and the Affiliate Division. Four members
ran unopposed and already have been certified winners by the PEI Election
Commission. One member received enough votes in the nominating stage of the
election process to be elected to the board without a runoff election. The
two nominees from Manufacturer District 10 and the Affiliate Division who
received the greatest number of points now go into a runoff election.
Ballots for the runoff will be emailed July 25.
Here are the election results, according to Terry Cooper,
Acterra Group, Inc., Marion, Iowa, chairman of the PEI Election Commission.
Distributor District 2 - The new director is Ron Sledd,
Beneficial Systems, Jetersville, Virginia. He succeeds J. Benjamin Hieber,
PWI, Incorporated, New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Distributor District 4 - The new director is Tiina
McCombie, National Energy Equipment, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario. McCombie
replaces Andy Mercer, R. W. Mercer Company, Jackson, Michigan.
Distributor District 6 - The new director is Mani Sundaram,
Double Check Company, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri. He succeeds Tad Cooper,
Acterra Group, Inc., Marion, Iowa.
Distributor District 8 - The new director is John Farrell,
D&H United Fueling Solutions, Inc., Schertz, Texas. Farrell succeeds Steve
Dixon, P. B. Hoidale Company, Inc., Wichita, Kansas.
Manufacturer District 10 - The two nominees in the runoff
are James Ayers, Central Illinois Mfg. Co., Bement, Illinois, and Greg
McGee, PMP Corporation, Avon, Connecticut.
Manufacturer District 12 - The new director is Tim Weiss,
Morrison Bros. Co., Dubuque, Iowa. Weiss replaces Brad F. Baker, Husky
Corporation, Pacific, Missouri.
Affiliate Division - The two nominees in the runoff are
Dwight Rutledge, Rutledge & Associates, Kingwood, Texas, and Patrick J.
Vuchetich, Williams & Co. Consulting, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri.
Election Results: PEI Board of Directors
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Patriot Capital has named Joseph C. Moceri business development manager,
and Jonathan Carrizzo and Brian Wolfgang have been hired by the company as
Freedom Electronics, Kennesaw, Georgia, has hired Mike Vegeais as its
vice president of sales and marketing. Vegeais, a veteran of over 30 years
in the petroleum equipment industry, will relocate to the Kennesaw area from
THIS AND THAT
“In 2015, single [convenience] stores accounted for 97,359 of the
U.S. c-store industry’s total store count of 154,195, or 63 percent of
overall stores. This represents a net increase of 1,041 stores operated by
single-store owners last year, compared to a store count increase of only
360 operated by chains of two or more stores. The average single store
generated $1,256,935 in in-store sales last year, an increase of 2.8 percent
from 2014. Chain operators, on the other hand, saw a 3.7-percent sales per
store gain to $1,406,866, a record high for the industry.”—Convenience
Store News for the Single Store Owner, June 2016.
Owners of aging underground storage tanks (USTs) in Arizona may be
eligible to have old USTs removed at no charge, according to a
press release from the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). To be eligible for the program,
a person must either own the site where the UST is located or have
previously owned or operated the UST. Applications are prioritized based on
the applicant’s financial resources and the UST’s risk to the environment.
John Duncan Glab, former president of Morrison Bros. Company, Dubuque,
Iowa, passed away peacefully July 9 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison,
Wisconsin. Born October 31, 1917, in Dubuque, Duncan served In World War II
as a company commander building airfields on Okinawa and Guam and later was
sent to Korea after the Japanese surrendered. He was the president of
Morrison Bros. Company from 1972 until 1996. He retired in 1997, after being
with the company for 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 31 years,
Julia; daughters Virginia Reinardy, Elizabeth Cushman, Eleanor Freund and
son Charlie Glab. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat.
Fuel management system manufacturer. Fluid Management Technology, 2609
Crooks Road, Troy, Michigan 48084, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Frans Paul Fouche is national sales manager for the firm, which
was established in 2012. The company manufactures fuel management systems
which are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Betty
West, EmcoWheatn, Wilson, NC.
Fluid management system manufacturer.
FuelCloud, 100 South Elliott Road, Newberg, Oregon 97132, has applied for
manufacturer division membership. Alex Bretthauer is CEO of the firm, which
was established in 2015. The company offers a cloud-based fuel management
system with its modular hardware, which is sold through distributors.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Gregg Miller, NWPump, Portland, OR.
California lock and hardware manufacturer. Baton Lock and Hardware
Co., Inc., 14275 Commerce Drive, Garden Grove, California 92843, has applied
for affiliate division membership. Michelle Pompa is sales supervisor for
the firm, which was established in 1973. Baton Lock and Hardware is an
international company that manufactures security locks and hardware for
various industries including vending, car wash and trucking. Sponsored for
PEI membership by Chris Monroe, Monroe, Arlington, TX.
Louisiana consulting engineering firm. Bafe Group Inc., 201 Saint
Charles Avenue, Suite 2500, New Orleans, Louisiana 70170, has applied for
affiliate division membership. Samuel Essien is the manager for the firm,
which was established in 2012. The company provides consulting engineering
services to its customers. Sponsored for PEI membership by Robert E. Dendy,
PetroEnrgy, Houston, TX.
Colombia maintenance company. ISP Medellin SAS, Calle 42 #63 C 122,
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Neftali Pena Murillo is the official contact to PEI for
the firm, which was established in 2001. The company provides maintenance
services for service stations, sells parts, builds stations, consults, tests
tanks and offers gauging. Sponsored for PEI membership by Doc Boehme,
BottomLine, Osakis, MN.
Illinois maintenance and repair firm. Big Daddy Pump Company, 25770
West Cook Avenue, Antioch, Illinois 60002, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Tom Stoll is president of the firm, which
was established in 2008. The firm repairs and maintains service station
equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Rod Smith, Freedom, Kennesaw, GA.