October 28, 2016 | Vol. 66, No. 21
Dear PEI Member:
On October 12, PEI Executive Vice President Bob Renkes wrote his 761st and final TulsaLetter. Today’s issue is my first as the new editor of this venerable publication. Following the model set by Bob and his predecessor Howard Upton, my goal will be to synthesize essential industry news, report key regulatory developments and provide a little analysis to help you do your job better. To make this a two-way conversation, I also hope you will forward me any items you’d like to appear in the TulsaLetter, as well as comments or suggestions you may have about the newsletter itself. You’ll find my email address (email@example.com) in every issue. One last note: while I’ll also continue to serve as editor-in-chief of the PEI Journal, the day-to-day operation of that publication is now in the capable hands of Managing Editor Kristen Wright. You can reach Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But enough about all that—let’s get started.
2016 PEI CONVENTION RECAP
At the annual membership meeting on October 20, Craig Hoyer, president of Kubat Equipment, Denver, Colorado, was elected the 67th president of PEI, beginning January 1, 2017. Hoyer, who is currently the vice president of PEI, will succeed 2016 PEI President Steve Trabilsy, president of Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois.
Elected as 2017 vice president was Robert Peavey, president of PumpTex, Inc., Beaumont, Texas. Peavey just completed a one-year term as the treasurer of PEI and has previously represented District 8 on the board of directors.
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Seven new directors were installed during the membership meeting: Ron Sledd, Beneficial Systems, Jetersville, Virginia (District 2); Tiina McCombie, National Energy Equipment, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (District 4); Mani Sundaram, Double Check Company, Kansas City, Missouri (District 6); John Farrell, D&H United Fueling Systems, Schertz, Texas (District 8); Greg McGee, PMP Corporation, Avon, Connecticut (District 10); Tim Weiss, Morrison Bros., Dubuque, Iowa (District 12); and Patrick Vuchetich, Williams & Co. Consulting, Kansas City, Missouri (Affiliate Division).
The emotional highlight of the membership meeting was a special video tribute to Bob Renkes, who will retire from PEI on May 31, 2017, after 38 years of service to the association.
A “State of the Union” presentation at the membership meeting included results from a survey of PEI members conducted earlier this month. Key takeaways were the following:
If you were unable to attend the membership meeting or want a refresher, the PEI website has the complete slide deck for the State of the Union presentation. A video of the presentation also will be available soon.
PEI’s board met twice during the convention. Among actions taken during these meetings, the directors:
The 2017 PEI Convention at the NACS Show is set for October 17-20, 2017, in Chicago.
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR 2017 YOUNG EXECUTIVES CONFERENCE
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Early registration (through Dec. 16) is $495 for PEI Young Executives members and $595 for nonmembers (nonmember fee includes a $100 lifetime Young Executives membership). Spouses or guests may attend for $125, which includes all meals and receptions. To register or view the conference schedule, click here. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Sondra Sutton at (918) 236-3967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PEI’s Young Executives Program is open to full-time employees of any PEI member company who are between the ages of 21 and 45.
2017 RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD COMING IN NOVEMBER
PENNSYLVANIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION FINED FOR UST
STATES’ APPEAL OF OVERTIME REGULATIONS ACCELERATED
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