Sterling Baker Scott Jones Mike Seymour
Guardian Fueling Technologies (GFT), a privately held
company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, recently
opened two new service branches in the Carolinas, made an
acquisition and onboarded three key people.
The new of;ces are in Columbia, South Carolina, and
Raleigh, North Carolina.
Key administrative and technical personnel are in place,
and the branches are servicing customers.
GFT acquired Alliance Petroleum Services LLC (APS) in
Greensboro, North Carolina, Guardian announced March 30.
The addition of the APS facility and service team in Greensboro represents Guardian’s third of;ce in the Carolinas, and
continued expansion is planned, said Joey Batchelor, president
and CEO of Guardian Fueling Technologies.
“GFT remains in growth mode and is actively pursuing
strategic opportunities to expand our market leadership position
for petroleum equipment, services, solutions and construction,”
Batchelor said in a statement. “The APS Greensboro acquisition enhances our ability to provide product expertise and
services to the Carolinas. APS built a very strong reputation for
exceptional customer service. This approach to quality service
and relationship building ;ts very nicely with Guardian’s long
history of our service-;rst philosophy.
“Both organizations share a common commitment to
delivering responsive customer service, providing industry-
leading products and solutions, as well as offering career growth
opportunities for our employees as the industry evolves.”
APS founder and Managing Partner Stuart Bowen will
remain with Guardian to lead the Greensboro branch as its
GFT also hired Sterling Baker as an operating partner and
board member. Baker comes to Guardian with experience that
began in 1992 with a sales role that led to branch management,
The company also named Scott Jones vice president of
Mid-Atlantic Region Operations and Mike Seymour the Atlan-
ta branch manager.
Jones brings experience that began in sales and led to pro-
gressive roles in marketing, service operations, risk management
and executive leadership in the petroleum equipment industry.
Seymour is a 40-year veteran of the fueling and energy
industry and brings experience from stints at Jones & Frank and
Southern Pump & Tank Co. (Spatco). His leadership role will
be key as GFT expands its territories and brings jobs to Georgia.
SENECA COS. NAMES JC RISEWICK PRESIDENT
Seneca Cos., known in the petroleum
industry for design, construction and service,
named JC Risewick president, the company
announced April 3.
Risewick joined Seneca Cos., founded
by his father, Chris Risewick, as a ;eld
services representative in 2006. He was promoted to;general
manager of Seneca’s industrial division in 2009, was named
vice president of sales in 2013, and was named chief operating
of;cer (COO) in 2016.
Risewick replaces Murray Nelson, who was named COO
and president in 2000. After 27 years of service with the
company, Nelson stepped down March 31 as an of;cer and
employee. Nelson began his career at Seneca in 1990 as a sup-
port manager for Environmental Services before being named
COO and president. During that time, the company grew
from two branches to 10 and from 40 employees to 350.
Nelson relinquished his COO responsibilities in March
2016 but continued to serve as president through the next year.
He will continue to offer guidance and expertise as an advisor
to Seneca Cos.
Seneca Cos. operates divisions including: Fuel Systems,
General Contracting, Environmental Services, Waste Solutions Services,;Remediation &;Process Controls and Automotive & Fleet Equipment.