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July 21, 2016 | Vol. 66, No. 13

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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


Convenience Store Population

Duncan Glab



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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 financial advisors.
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 Houston.

“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. www.fluidmt.com
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. www.fuelcloud.com 
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. www.batonlockusa.com 
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. www.ispmedellin.com
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.


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The TulsaLetter (ISSN 0193-9467) is published two or three times each month by the Petroleum Equipment Institute. Robert N. Renkes, Executive Vice President, Editor. Opinions expressed are the opinions of the Editor. Basic circulation confined to PEI members.