July 20, 2018 | Vol. 68, No. 14
Dear PEI Member:
The nominating elections for PEI Board of Directors seats in even-numbered districts and the Affiliate Division have been completed. A total of 15 individuals submitted their names as candidates this year. Six members who were either unopposed or received the required number of votes in the nominating election have been certified winners by the PEI Election Commission. In District 12, no candidate received the percentage of votes required to be elected, so a runoff will be held between the top two candidates.
Here are the election results, as certified by Kevin McKinney, McKinney Petroleum Equipment, Mobile, Alabama, chairman of the PEI Election Commission.
Distributor District 2: The new director is Wayne Henderson, Petroleum Specialties Inc., Kernersville, North Carolina. Henderson succeeds Ron Sledd Jr., Beneficial Systems, Jetersville, Virginia.
Distributor District 4: The new director is Tom Fassas, PetroTowery Inc., Richmond, Kentucky. Fassas succeeds Tiina McCombie, National Energy Equipment, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario.
Distributor District 6: The new director is Casey Kuppart, Mid-South Steel Products Inc., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Kuppart succeeds Mani Sundaram, Double Check Company Inc., Kansas City, Missouri.
Distributor District 8: The new director is John Keller, Petroleum Solutions Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Keller succeeds John Farrell, D&H United Fueling Solutions Inc., Schertz, Texas.
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Manufacturer District 10: The new director is James Ayers, Central Illinois Mfg. Co., Bement, Illinois. Ayers succeeds Greg McGee, PMP Corporation, Avon, Connecticut.
Manufacturer District 12: The candidates in the runoff election are Paola Bravo, S. Bravo Co., Commerce, California, and Frank De Poli, Elaflex Latin America, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ballots for the runoff election will be emailed to the District 12 official representatives July 31.
Affiliate Division: The new director is Liz Concannon, Petroleum Card Services, Minden, Nevada. Concannon succeeds Pat Vuchetich, Williams & Co. Consulting Inc., Kansas City, Missouri.
PEI greatly appreciates the dedication and commitment of all the members who submitted their names as candidates. New directors will be installed at the Oct. 9 membership meeting at the 2018 PEI Convention in Las Vegas.
30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD ON RP300
Although the installation of vapor recovery equipment has all but disappeared in most of the United States, this type of work is increasing in other countries. In recent days, PEI also has received several questions and comments about the proper procedures for decommissioning Stage II vapor recovery equipment.
While the PEI Vapor Recovery Installation Committee is particularly interested in comments on decommissioning procedures, stakeholders are invited to comment on any section in the document.
To submit your suggestions for improving RP300, visit www.pei.org/rp300 and click the “Comment Now” button. Comments must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 20, to be considered for inclusion in the next edition.
PASS-THROUGH TAX REGULATIONS DELAYED
Under Section 199A of last December’s federal tax reform legislation, pass-through entities are now entitled to deduct 20% of their “qualified business income,” a change that will dramatically lower many of these companies’ income taxes. This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it expects to publish the rules governing Section 199A by the end of July—one month later than originally promised.
Whenever the Section 199A rules are released, the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) will publish a primer to help pass-through businesses understand how to qualify for and take advantage of the new deduction. As a member of the SBLC, PEI will provide this document to our members as soon as it is released.
Colorado’s Oil and Public Safety Division has hired Jerry Templin as manager of the Petroleum Storage Tank Program.
Husky Corp named two new sales managers. Anthony (Tony) Aumiller, East Coast sales manager, will be responsible for business development and customer relationships in eight states. Raymond (Ray) Dugan, regional sales manager for the Central Great Lakes and eastern Canada, will be responsible for nine states in the U.S. and four Canadian provinces. Both appointments are effective July 23.
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced that Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will become president and CEO in October when Bob Dinneen steps down from that position to become senior strategic advisor. Dineen has served as president and CEO of RFA since 2001.
Michigan installation company. Beebe Pump & Tank Inc., 6668 Marathon Rd., Otter Lake, MI, 48464, has applied for Service and Construction Division membership. Russell Beebe is the president/owner of the firm, which was established in 2016. Beebe Pump & Tank Inc. is a family-owned petroleum equipment installation company. Sponsored for PEI membership by Glen Corkill, Source North America, Addison, Illinois.
testing and repair company. Innovative Corrosion
Control Inc. / Clean Earth Solutions, 1385 Wald Rd. New Braunfels, TX,
78132, has applied for Service and Construction Division membership. Gary
Nix is vice president/co-owner of the company, which was established in
1994. The firm specializes in UST testing; line and leak detection; ATG
certification; spill, overfill and containment sump testing; cathodic
protection testing; and repair and installation. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Buddy Reinhart, A & A Pump Co., San Antonio, Texas.
Qatar construction company. Al Shamal Steel Construction & Trading Co. W.L.L., Street No. 45, Gate No. 3, Salwa Industrial Area, Doha, Qatar, 40339, has applied for Service and Construction Division membership. W.D.A. Amarakantha is general manager for the firm, which was established in 2000. The company specializes in all types of installation and service work for fueling stations. Sponsored for PEI membership by Vemula Alekha Prasad, Gas Equipment & Services Co. Qatar Ltd., Doha, Qatar.
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