PE TRO TOWER Y ACQUIRES ROSS PE TROLEUM SERVICES
purchased the majority of assets of Somerset, Kentucky,
service company Ross Petroleum Services, Petro Towery
“We are pleased to not only expand our service footprint
within the state of Kentucky but to also add the capability to
offer our customers sign and imaging services for their retail
locations,” said Oliver Welch, vice president of Petro Towery.
Chad Ross, founder of Ross Petroleum Services, will
remain in place as a sales associate for Petro Towery covering
the southern portion of Kentucky and northern Tennessee.
PETROLEUM CARD SERVICES BECOMES CIOMA
PREFERRED PAYMENT PROCESSING VENDOR
Petroleum Card Services (PCS), a provider of payment
processing solutions for independent petroleum and convenience store owners, recently announced its preferred
partnership with the California Independent Oil Marketers
The partnership brings exclusive membership bene;ts
for CIOMA’s vast network of independent wholesale and
retail marketers of gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils and other
petroleum products; transporters of those products; and retail
convenience store operators.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to provide all CIOMA
members with a reliable and trustworthy solution for their
card processing needs,” said Lori Griboski, vice president
of sales at PCS. “We have been working with CIOMA and
their member network for over 15 years and have a great
feel for what their needs are as their payments partner. PCS’
industry-leading customer support, low-cost processing and
secure payment solutions are key bene;ts we’ll deliver to all
of CIOMA’s members.”
Founded in 1999, PCS provides solutions for thousands
of direct customers and hundreds of resellers and referral
partners. PCS is one of the largest remarketers of First Data’s
Buypass network in the U.S.
Leveraging years of experience in petroleum processing, it specializes in working with independent owners of
unbranded gas stations and convenience stores.
Acquired by iPayment Inc. in 2005, PCS continues to
operate as an independent business unit from its headquarters
in Minden, Nevada.
PEI YOUNG EXECS SING PRAISES
OF WINTER CONFERENCE IN NASHVILLE
One hundred and nine PEI Young Executives, speakers
and guests attended the 2018 Young Executives Winter
Conference Feb. 7-9 at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville,
Tennesse. Nashville proved successful despite a forced venue
change after Hurricane Maria hit the group’s contracted
hotel in Puerto Rico.
The large turnout includes 22 new members of the PEI
Young Executives program. Survey results were excellent.
The conference began with new additions: a welcome
station, manned and sponsored by RDM, and a Diamonds
and Denim Dinner, sponsored by Performance Ink Inc.
During the dinner, YE Committee Chairman Tony Hurd
announced the location of next year’s conference.
“Everyone, mark your calendars for Feb. 6 though 9,
2019, because the YE Winter Conference is going to be
aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California,” he said.
Registration will open in October. For sponsorship oppor-
tunities, email PEI Marketing Director Whitney Emerick at
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