TACenergy Grows Pacific Coast Presence with Addition of Southern California Sales Office

Native SoCal petroleum sales and supply chain management shores up presence

Dallas, Texas (September 1, 2017) – TACenergy, a division of The Arnold Companies, announces a new sales office in Southern California with the addition of Ammie Wert as regional sales manager.

Ammie Wert – Regional Sales Manager, TACenergyAmmie joins TACenergy to open and facilitate the Southern California markets adding to the existing West Coast sales team, focusing on new market opportunities. She joins Jeremiah Jones, regional sales manager, bringing her experience in the industry and markets to strengthen the team and expand TACenergy wholesale business.

Beginning her petroleum career over two decades ago in the lubricant division of a regional supplier, focusing on supply and logistics, Ammie developed a deep understanding of the petroleum, construction and transportation industries. While working as Fuel Supply Manager for one of the West Coast’s largest regional freight carriers, Ammie oversaw 1400 power units and four bulk terminals in three states. She continued to grow her career and experience in fuel distribution opening and operating a remote office for a wholesale distributor before joining TACenergy.

With her deep knowledge of the Southern California market, Ammie will leverage her petroleum sales and supply chain management to establish TACenergy position throughout the largest gasoline market in the country.

Fred Sloan, vice president and chief operating officer, of TACenergy said, “Ammie’s focused market efforts in Southern California, and as an addition to the West Coast regional team will leverage the past three years success in the West to strategically grow the presence of TACenergy. By supporting our existing customers and expanding within the market we will strengthen the service and continuity that goes along with TACenergy heritage.”

TACenergy VP COO Fred Sloan assures North Texas TV viewers the retail gasoline supply panic is unfounded

Speaking on NBC5 Dallas and Fox4 Good Day morning show

 

Officials: Don’t panic; no widespread gas shortage

Spot shortages in gasoline supplies on Thursday were caused by a social media storm fueling panic in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to officials.

But a widespread fuel shortage does not exist, state officials said, and people are being urged to remain calm as Gulf Coast refineries come back online.

“Many are concerned about gas shortages, precipitated by both random news stories and rumors. The fact is that there have been spot outages, mostly related to panic-buying. This has geographically spread, creating even more outages as panic begets panic,” E-Z Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard said Thursday in a prepared statement.

The company’s headquarters are in Texarkana, Texas.

“While wholesale fuel supply will be impacted, and there will be some issues in the coming days and weeks while the Gulf Coast refineries come back online, we fully anticipate being able to replenish all of our stores that are currently experiencing spot outages due to this panic-buying. Everyone will benefit by normalized buying patterns if consumers will remain calm. Rest assured that we remain committed to offering quality fuels at a quality price to our customers.”

Even though Harvey was an unprecedented storm, spinning up to a Category 4 hurricane in a short amount of time and carving a wide swath through East Texas along the Gulf Coast, repair and recovery efforts are under way for the region’s infrastructure.

“The four major refineries in Corpus Christi are already in standby mode,” said Fred Sloan, vice president and chief operating officer for Dallas-based Truman Arnold Cos. Energy.

 “Refineries are already starting to come back online. They understandably shut down for the hurricane. The Corpus Christi ones are ready to begin pumping again. The ones in the Houston area where the flooding took place are going to need a bit more work, but government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency have issued waivers to expedite the process.”

Late Thursday afternoon, the Texas Railroad Commission weighed in on the issue.

“There is no fuel shortage,” the Texas Railroad Commission tweeted.

However, on Thursday social media posts put consumers in fuel-buying mode. Pictures of price jumps, long lines and empty fuel pumps added to the flurry.

Most of the panicked social media traffic seemed to be in reaction to various incidents reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. QuikTrip was named often in these various social media posts.

According to Beth Kossuth, corporate division receptionist, the company has taken precautions in reaction to “panic-buying.”

“Right now, we are limiting fuel sales to our biggest-volume stores,” she said. “Our pipelines are in Houston, so we are only selling fuel out of our stations with high-volume sales and supply limits.”

RaceTrac corporate communications said their supply issues are localized, mostly in the Dallas area and mostly attributed to panic-buying.

Walmart Director of Media Relations Ragan Dickens said this is simply a supply-and-demand problem.

“Generally, this is a supply-and-demand issue. We have a couple of refineries down at this time, including the one in Port Arthur, Texas, with the largest output of any refinery based in the U.S. Any fuel complications will be one of supply and demand, not with anything related to Walmart as a company.”

He said only one of the company’s fuel stations has closed—one in Beaumont, because of flooding in the town.

“We have rerouted trucks and are getting fuel to our stations,” he said.

Sloan said the combination of a large hurricane, a direct hit on the Gulf Coast oil-producing region and the effect of social media has driven the frenzy. It didn’t help that it happened just before Labor Day weekend, one of the major traveling weekends of the year. “Don’t panic,” he said.

“It was a 25 percent refinery shutdown,” he said. “But the recovery is under way. Keep gas in your tank and wait a bit. Enjoy the weekend. Things will probably calm down during the next week.”

He added that Truman Arnold Cos. will have no problem supplying fuel to their outlets.

The original article from the Texarkana Gazette can be found by clicking here.

TAC Energy Acquires Mutual Oil Co. Inc. Wholesale Unbranded Fuel Assets

Texas based oil marketer expands operations in the Northeast.

DALLAS, Texas (June 1, 2016) – TAC Energy, a division of The Arnold Companies (TAC) has acquired the wholesale unbranded business assets of Mutual Oil Co. Inc. (Mutual) effective June 1, 2016.

Terms of the sale between the privately held companies are not being disclosed.

TAC Energy will maintain all key sales and customer service associates from Mutual, who will temporarily operate from their current offices outside Boston. Plans are currently underway to relocate to new office space in the area within the next several months.

TAC Chairman and CEO, Greg Arnold, stated “The Mutual Oil acquisition is another facet of our overall growth strategy and establishes a strong base of business in New England.” Last February, TAC Energy opened a regional sales office in the Northeast, headed by industry veteran Christine McHale – who will focus on growing the mid-Atlantic region for TAC Energy.

According to Steve Shaer, Executive Vice President of Mutual Oil Co. Inc., “Our primary concern entering into this agreement was to make sure our customers were going to be taken care of by a like-minded supplier, who would by and large maintain the day to day interaction with the people they are used to working with. We wanted an organization who had the resources and a strong supply network.” He continued, “We are confident TAC Energy is the right company to serve our customers in this ever-increasing competitive environment.”

Fred Sloan, VP & COO of TAC Energy added, “TAC Energy is excited to bring our customer focused marketing to this new, diverse demand center. We are keeping key personnel in place and layering in our national coverage, financial strength and information technology.  We will be offering customers in New England and the Northeast the most complete fuel supply and service packages of any independent supplier.  It’s the best of all worlds – national coverage, regional focus, local support.”

Keystone Aviation’s HondaJet Tour Takes Flight

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 29, 2016) – Keystone Aviation, the exclusive Northwest HondaJet dealer in the United States, kicked off its HondaJet demonstration tour with an event in Denver on February 15th. The event was held in TAC Air APA at Centennial Airport, where more than 100 people got the chance to see the world’s most advanced light jet on display.

Hondajet-sales-territory“We are very excited to introduce the HondaJet to the Colorado business aviation community,” said Kim Page, Chief Operating Officer of Keystone Aviation.

The event marked the beginning of Keystone Aviation’s tour of the HondaJet throughout the Northwestern United States. The tour will highlight the HondaJet’s best-in-class advantages in performance, efficiency, comfort, and quality.

The HondaJet received type certification from the FAA and began customer deliveries in December. With upcoming events in Northern California and throughout the Northwestern United States, Keystone Aviation is celebrating the HondaJet’s certification by exhibiting the aircraft’s innovative design, capabilities and value.

The HondaJet is available for sale through the HondaJet dealer network in North America, South America and Europe. Keystone Aviation represents the Northwestern United States sales territory which includes: Northern California, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and Northern Nevada. For more information on the HondaJet or the demo tour, please contact Michael Parker at 801.933.7509.

About Keystone Aviation
A TAC Air Company, Keystone Aviation offers “The Complete Solution” of charter, maintenance, management and sales & brokerage aviation services. For over 20 years, Keystone Aviation has been an industry leader in safety and innovation. In addition to Keystone Aviation’s proprietary safety management system (SMS), audits by third-party industry examiners including Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and Wyvern are continually performed. For more, visit keystoneaviation.com

About HondaJet
The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes ground-detected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory. The HondaJet is equipped with the most sophisticated glass flight deck available in any light business jet, a Honda-customized Garmin® G3000. The HondaJet is Honda’s first commercial aircraft and lives up to the company’s reputation for superior performance, efficiency, quality and value.

About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Founded in 2006, Honda Aircraft’s world headquarters is located in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is alive today as Honda Aircraft fulfills one of Honda’s longstanding dreams to advance human mobility skyward.

 

Keystone Aviation Expands Daher TBM Sales Territory

Expansion displays growth across more US States and into Canada 

Complete KSA TBM sales territorySALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 3, 2016) Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air Company, has enlarged the sales coverage for Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, adding four Canadian provinces and one additional U.S. state to its area of responsibility.

The new geographic zone comprises the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in Canada, along with the most northwestern U.S. state – Alaska.  This territory is in addition to the company’s previous coverage across the U.S. states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana.

“We’ve had a fruitful 10-year partnership with Keystone Aviation in promoting and supporting our very fast turboprop aircraft throughout the Northwestern United States,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. “The next step is to build on this relationship by expanding into Western Canada and Alaska.”

Headquartered at Salt Lake City International Airport, Keystone Aviation has been a TBM dealer since 2006, with its experienced sales team achieving continuous growth in the company’s dealership business activity for new aircraft.

Brian Jones - Socata Sales Director for Keystone Aviation

Brian Jones – Socata Sales Director for Keystone Aviation

“With our expanded sales territory, we will be able to introduce the TBM’s benefits of speed, comfort and efficiency to many potential new customers,” said Brian Jones, Keystone Aviation’s TBM Sales Director. “The TBM family appeals to owners and operators who desire an aircraft built to commercial airline standards with point-to-point performance equivalent to light jets, while having the ability to operate on almost any runway.”

A TAC Air Company, Keystone Aviation offers “The Complete Solution” of charter, maintenance, management and sales & brokerage aviation services.  For over 20 years, Keystone Aviation has been an industry leader in safety and innovation. In addition to Keystone Aviation’s proprietary safety management system (SMS), audits by third-party industry examiners including Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and Wyvern are continually performed.

 

TAC Energy Continues to Add Sales and Field Offices

Industry veteran Christine McHale to manage new Northeast region

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TAC Energy Northeast Regional Sales Manager Christine McHale

 DALLAS, Texas (February 15, 2016) – TAC Energy, a division of The Arnold Companies, announces the addition of Christine McHale as Regional Sales Manager. In her role, Christine will manage and operate from TAC Energy’s new Northeast regional sales office in Connecticut.

An industry veteran and native of the region, Christine brings with her to TAC Energy a tremendous depth of knowledge, experience and relationships from her rich career in several sectors of the energy industry. According to TAC Energy VP & COO, Fred Sloan, “Christine is strategically positioned to deliver tremendous value. Her diverse yet deep experience upstream, midstream and downstream is part of a unique skillset we are very excited to provide for our current and future customers.”

Christine’s energy career started while she was still in college, working for her family’s third generation fuel delivery business.  She has succeeded throughout various energy industry segments. These include a period in refining, where she led sales, marketing and supply & trading, as well as having held the position of Director of Supply & Marketing for an international petrochemical company. She has developed wholesale fuel marketing operations in several markets throughout the Northeast, while overseeing supply, trading and hedging. Most recently, she has served in a sales manager role where she formulated new and innovative channels of trade for FOB rack sales. Christine stated, “It’s a great opportunity to open this new office and bring TAC Energy’s national supply network, trading expertise, carrier network and fuel management support products to customers in the Northeast.”

The Northeast office is the latest in a series of recent expansions, including recently added sales offices in the Chicago and Seattle markets. In addition, TAC Energy has just opened a new regional field office in Raleigh-Durham, NC. The new office was added, “To provide additional support for our increased customer volume throughout the southern and mid-Atlantic regions,” according to TAC officials.

Keystone Aviation Expands Piper Aircraft Sales Territory

Salt Lake City aviation services provider one of the largest Piper dealers in the world

Keystone Aviation's expanded Piper territory.

Keystone Aviation’s expanded Piper territory.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 16, 2016) – Keystone Aviation, A TAC Air Company, is excited to announce that its Piper Aircraft sales territory has expanded across three additional states. Effective January 1st, 2016, Keystone Aviation’s Piper dealer territory reaches to Eastern Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, enhancing its already expansive territory of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Western Wyoming. Keystone Aviation has been a Piper dealership for more than 20 years, and with continual growth, has become one of the largest Piper dealers in the world.

“Keystone Aviation is able to provide clients with the complete range of Piper aircraft models from the Piper Warrior to the Pressurized M350, Turboprop M500, and the New M600,” says Chase Bennett, Director of Piper Sales. Piper Aircraft is the only general aviation company to offer a full line of aircraft from dependable trainers and twin engine models, up to high-performance turboprops.

Chase Bennett of Keystone Aviation.

Chase Bennett of Keystone Aviation.

Based at Salt Lake City International Airport, Keystone Aviation offers “The Complete Solution” of aviation services, including charter, maintenance, management and aircraft sales & brokerage. A full Piper service center, Keystone Aviation provides support for all parts, warranty and maintenance needs. “Our Piper dealership is further enhanced by the strength and presence of our TAC Air FBOs within the region, notably, TAC Air at Centennial Airport in the Denver area, which offers our clients a convenient and comfortable facility within close proximity to downtown Denver,” says Kim Page, COO of Keystone Aviation.

 

TAC Air Ramps Up Wi-Fi

Ramp coverage completed across network with improved service in executive terminals

A commercial grade outdoor wi-fi antenna system recently installed at one of the TAC Air locations

A commercial grade outdoor wi-fi antenna system recently installed at one of the TAC Air locations

DALLAS, Texas (November 17, 2015) – TAC Air has completed installation of new equipment and now provides broadband Wi-Fi Internet coverage on the ramp of each of the network’s 14 FBO locations. In addition, connection speeds have been increased at several key locations, as well as equipment upgrades at all locations.

Christian Sasfai, TAC Air VP & COO, stated the new ramp service will provide “a higher level of customer service, especially for flight crews during a quick turn”.  The service is free and covers the primary ramp areas at all locations.

Inside all executive terminals, customers and flight crews alike will enjoy the benefits of improved Wi-Fi connectivity. All access points have been replaced and upgraded to heavy duty commercial grade

hardware. The new equipment provides improved security to users by further isolating each customer’s device from other signal users in the area, as well as remote administrative access from TAC’s IT support center for instant tech support. Returning customers will still be able to access Wi-Fi service through the same “TAC Air” SSID at all locations.

The new Wi-Fi standard is a part of the major customer service investment program currently underway across the TAC Air network. An $11 million redevelopment and expansion project is currently underway at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AR (LIT) including the construction of a new TAC Air world-class executive terminal. Additional hangar space has just been completed at TAC Air’s Texarkana, AR (TXK) FBO and is under development at its Hartford, CT (BDL) location. TAC Air has engaged ServiceElements International, Inc. to develop and implement an extensive customer service training initiative for all TAC Air associates. And finally, more executive terminal facility renovations are slated in the near future for TAC Air’s Amarillo, TX (AMA) and Knoxville, TN (TYS) locations.

On-Site Customs and Border Protection Facility Open at TAC Air OMA

New facility ties directly into executive terminal

The new Customs and Border Protection facility ties directly into TAC Air OMA's executive terminal

The new Customs and Border Protection facility ties directly into TAC Air OMA’s executive terminal

DALLAS, Texas (November 17, 2015) – Working in conjunction with the Omaha Airport Authority, a new 2,000 square foot purpose built US Customs and Border Protection facility has opened at the TAC Air FBO. The new facility ties directly into the TAC Air OMA executive terminal, and will provide a “seamless experience for all general aviation aircraft arriving OMA from outside the U.S.,” according to Matt Davis, TAC Air Director of Business Development.

The new customs clearance facility is a part of the major customer service initiative currently underway across the TAC Air network. A major equipment and coverage area improvement has been made as Wi-Fi is now available on all ramps with improved service in all executive terminals. An $11 million redevelopment and expansion project is currently underway at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AR (LIT) including the construction of a new TAC Air world-class executive terminal.

Additional hangar space has just been completed at TAC Air’s Texarkana, AR (TXK) FBO and is under development at its Hartford, CT (BDL) location. TAC Air has engaged ServiceElements International, Inc. to develop and implement an extensive customer service training initiative for all TAC Air associates. And finally, more executive terminal facility renovations are slated in the near future for TAC Air’s Amarillo, TX (AMA) and Knoxville, TN (TYS) locations

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