January 7, 2021 | Vol. 71, No. 1
Dear PEI Member:
Steve Dixon, president of P.B. Hoidale Co. in Wichita, Kansas, became the 71st president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute Jan. 1. He succeeds Bill Mascott, president of Mascott Equipment in Portland, Oregon. Ron Sledd, president of Beneficial Systems in Jetersville, Virginia, is the new PEI vice president. John Keller of JF Petroleum Group in San Antonio, Texas, continues as treasurer.
In his first action as president, Dixon appointed more than 200 members to 28 PEI committees. This includes 16 members who have not previously served on a PEI committee. The number of qualified applicants this year again exceeded the number of open committee slots. PEI is grateful for every person who offered their time and talents to the association.
A complete list of PEI committees and 2021 committee members is here.
If you are interested in serving in 2022, email your committee preference(s) and qualifications to PEI Executive Vice President Rick Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at email@example.com
Late last night, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department issued two interim final rules on the PPP provisions:
PEI is co-sponsoring a free Jan. 11 webinar on the stimulus bill. Seating is limited, Preregistration is required.
To suggest a topic, email Scott Boorse by Jan. 31. Please include the purpose, scope and audience for the proposed document. PEI’s Recommended Practice Topic Selection Committee, which is composed of the chairmen of all 17 PEI Recommended Practice committees, will review the submissions and submit its analysis to the PEI board of directors.
PRIORITY CLUB ADDS 3 MEMBERS
Priority Club members receive special recognition, discounts and benefits throughout the year. Companies that apply by Jan. 15 also may select booths for the 2021 NACS Show before other exhibitors.
To learn more about Priority Club membership, email Tom Leibrandt.
Download the 2021 Priority Club application here.
EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
FAQs posted Dec. 16 on the EEOC website explain how to protect employees’ rights to confidentiality, comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accommodate employees whose sincerely held religious beliefs prohibit vaccination.
FOUNDATION OPENS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Each applicant must be a dependent of a full-time PEI member company employee. The applicant also must enroll as a full-time freshman for the 2021-2022 academic year at an accredited four-year college or university. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, leadership, character, need and the applicant’s intent to contribute to the future of the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry.
The application deadline is March 31, 2021.
FREE ECONOMIC INSIGHT WEBINAR
Survivors include wife Carol; a daughter Lydia (Charlie); three sons: Keith (Donna), Steven (Amy) and Gregg (Jennifer); and eight grandchildren.
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021. The ethanol industry supports 350,000 jobs and contributes more than $40 billion annually to the U.S. economy, according to RFA.
Pennsylvania software company. Keldair HR, 1439 Monroe Ave., Suite 1, Dunmore, PA 18509, applied for affiliate division membership. Patrick Clark is director of business development for the company, which was established in 2007. Keldair HR offers a cloud-based hiring software platform. Sponsored for PEI membership by John Skiles, Formex LLC, Richmond, Virginia. www.keldairhr.com
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