With 2023 approaching, let’s take a look back at some petroleum highlights from this past year. Northwest Pump attended a variety of trade shows and events, added a new vendor, and celebrated a number of well-deserved promotions and retirements.
Retirement and Promotions
After 35 years of being with NWP, Bill Mathews will be retiring at the end of this year. Bill is the Petroleum Sales Manager for our Oregon, Eastern Washington, and Boise, ID branches. We thank Bill for all of his efforts and commitment to those he has worked with.
We are excited to announce that Jeff Kelly, who has been with NWP in Outside Petroleum Sales for 25 years with NWP will be taking Bill’s position. We fully trust Jeff will bring some exciting new ideas and continued commitment to his new position starting January 1st.
We would also like to announce that Scott Tracy has been promoted to the position of Vice President- Petroleum Corporate Sales Manager. Since joining Northwest Pump in August of 2000, Scott Tracy has been an integral part of NWP’s growth. Scott has worked hard in building a fantastic team of sales and operations in California. When Scott joined NWP, we only had one California office in San Diego. He has helped build a fantastic team of committed people in Anaheim, Glendale, Sacramento, Fremont, Fresno, and most recently, Valencia. Congratulations, Scott! We look forward to having him as the head of our Petroleum Division.
New Vendor Addition
This year, we added Red E as a new vendor. We made sure to create an EV team that’s been focusing on learning and understanding the new marketplace so we can attend to every customer’s needs. Northwest Pump is really excited about the electric charging initiative and look forward to the coming 2023 year.
About Red E
Red E is an EV charging network designed to make charging easy and available when you need it, where you need it. Red E was designed specifically around the needs of the fueling industry and municipalities. The Red E network delivers fast, convenient electric vehicle charging- right off the highway and in the heart of your favorite cities.
Chevron Tank Install
These 12,000-gallon and 14,000-gallon tanks were installed for a customer in Richmond, CA. These Xerxes underground tanks are an excellent solution because they are corrosion-resistant, both inside and out. To meet the needs of our customers, Xerxes offers several fiberglass tank options for a variety of applications and requirements.
At Northwest Pump, we highly encourage anyone who needs a tank to plan ahead so there is no disappointment when it is time to install your tank.
New Features For The Encore 700 S
In September 2022, Gilbarco-Veeder Root announced the release of two new premium features for the Encore 700 Series: 6-Grade Select option and the 15.6′ touchscreen. These features are designed to provide convenience store operators with enhanced flexibility and an improved customer experience.
The 6-Grade Select empowers retailers to leverage those trends by enhancing their own blending strategies. The 6-Grade Select allows retailers to blend any two of four inlets, with up to four hoses and six fuel grades at the same fueling position- allowing the most fuel flexibility possible.
The other new feature- is a 15.6′ touchscreen that provides a next-generation user interface, which maintains the familiar Encore experience that most fuel consumers know and regularly use. The touchscreen interface eliminates the need for softkeys, creating a modern feel that younger consumers expect.
Trade-Shows & Events
Our California Sales Team attended the Pacific Fuels & Convenience Summit in San Diego. The event was a huge success, with several good customers in attendance. Thanks to our booth crew, led by John Lees, and our sales roadies. And another thank you to our out-of-town visitors, Bob Mathews, Mike Meyer, Jim Moran, Katie Hughes, and Ruthie Carlo.
We had the pleasure again of being one of the major sponsors at the annual APMA Scholarship Fund golf tournament. This is the major fundraising event for the scholarship fund and all those that participated seemed to have a great time. Over $80,000 was raised to go to the scholarship fund. Last year, APMA gave out twelve scholarships. Northwest Pump sponsored the “take a shot” hole this year. Players could shoot their ball with an air cannon to the green. It was a great time for all for a very good cause.
Hawaii Trade Show
In May, we finally held our long-awaited Hawaii Tradeshow and Customer Appreciation after having to postpone our event a number of times. It was nice to gather with customers and vendors. We have already received positive feedback from customers! Some customers, who were unable to attend because of conflicting engagements (like high school graduations), heard about our reception from others and have already asked when we plan to have another one.
This year, to supplement our tradeshow, we wanted to show our aloha to the vendors and sales representatives by hosting a traditional backyard barbeque (Hawaiian pa’ina). We were able to stake out a great spot at the local beach park next to the hotel. Overall, everyone had a great time networking and gathering information on products from our many supportive vendors.
Looking Ahead To 2023
We appreciate the support we have received from our customers, vendors, and employees over the past year. We are excited about 2023 and wish you all the best as we enter into the new year! In the meantime, if you need to contact us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 1-800-452-PUMP, or find your nearest location here.