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.

RubiconPro Adds Fuelman, TAC Energy Discounts for Independent Hauling and Trucking Fleets

Atlanta, GA (July 11, 2017) – Today Rubicon Global announced partnerships with Fuelman and TAC Energy to provide substantive fuel discounts for independent haulers and truckers across North America. The Fuelman and TAC Energy discounts are new additions to the rapidly expanding RubiconPro buying program and are available immediately. RubiconPro delivers fuel, equipment, and financial benefits to independent waste haulers and truckers that previously were only available to the industry’s largest regional and national haulers and truck fleets.

“The value-added benefits from exceptional partners like Fuelman and TAC Energy further enhance RubiconPro’s offering to the independent hauling community,” said Kerry Grubb, director, RubiconPro. “RubiconPro is designed to help haulers and truckers operate more efficiently and profitably.”

With the Fuelman partnership, the RubiconPro Fuel program provides haulers and trucks with a wide range of products that provide deep discounts on their transactions at over 50,000 Fuelman network locations.

Under the TAC Energy partnership, hauling and trucking companies that have their own fuel tanks on site can use the RubiconPro Fuel program to strategically purchase their bulk fuel; either in a daily spot market or with the option to lock in the price of their fuel needs for up to a year in advance. Haulers will also receive a free Fuel Audit conducted by TAC Energy to determine how competitively they purchase against a third-party, industry standard index like OPIS, (Oil Price Information Service).

“Independent haulers and truckers are an important part of the fabric of American infrastructure and Fuelman is pleased to work with Rubicon Global to provide meaningful savings and efficiency through our Fuelman network” said Mike Ross, Senior Vice President, North America Fuel Card, Fleetcor.

“Our partnership with Rubicon Global provides an important connection to local haulers, providing them with an opportunity to purchase bulk fuel at the most competitive rates in the industry,” said Fred Sloan, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TAC Energy.

Rubicon announced the RubiconPro buying program at WasteExpo in May, with programs initially providing equipment, financing and now fuel discounts and benefits for independent haulers and trucking companies across North America. Companies interested in RubiconPro can request more information online at www.rubiconglobal.com/pro. RubiconPro participants receive special discounts on goods and services central to a hauler’s operation such as equipment, fuel, maintenance and tires.

Rubicon’s technology-driven waste and recycling model empowers its network of more independent haulers to compete for customers of all sizes, operate more efficiently, and grow their businesses.

Rubicon is based in Atlanta, Ga. and has offices in Lexington, Ky., New York City and San Francisco, Calif.

About FLEETCOR

FLEETCOR is a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses. FLEETCOR’s payment programs enable businesses to better control employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a high volume customer base that can increase their sales and customer loyalty. FLEETCOR serves commercial accounts in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. 

About TAC Energy

TAC Energy is a Dallas, TX based independent national wholesale fuels distributor of refined petroleum products. Customers include unbranded gasoline and diesel retailers, industrial users, transportation, trucking, government, utilities, mining, construction, plus any other commercial user or reseller of fuel. TAC Energy has an annualized fuel volume of well over 1.5 billion gallons, and a vast terminal supply network with regional sales offices that span the continent.  Learn more at www.tacenergy.com.

About Rubicon Global

Rubicon Global is the worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions. Using its proprietary technology-enabled platform, the company provides comprehensive waste stream solutions that enable companies to reduce operating expenses and implement recycling programs. Rubicon’s goal is to create a more sustainable solution for businesses and the planet. Learn more at www.rubiconglobal.com. See the original release on the Rubicon Global website.

TAC Energy Online Ordering Portal Offers Customers Customization and Real Time Data

DALLAS, Texas (May 5, 2017) – TAC Energy announced today updates to the company’s robust and comprehensive online ordering portal that allows clients to customize all aspects of the ordering process. The portal provides customers the ability to apply for credit, place and track orders, lock-in spot fuel prices and receive quotes – all through online access or via their mobile device.

“This portal is a state-of-the-art automated delivery system that is rare in our industry,” said Fred Sloan, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TAC Energy. “It gives our customers the advantage and convenience of customizing every aspect of their order which, when placed, immediately initiates a direct follow up and provides access to our team’s around-the-clock customer service.”

The online credit application is brief and provides ease of use to new or returning customers, with notification of final approval in 48 hours or less.

Fuel orders may be placed online, or over a smartphone or tablet, with specific fields for requested delivery date, actual delivery date, fuel cost and the ability to track current or previous orders. TAC Energy’s immediate order confirmation concludes the brief process for customers. Customers also have the option to grant access to managers at their various locations, allowing for different levels of access and permissions for fuel purchasing. 

TAC Energy has, for some time, offered the advantage of real time data for its spot fuel purchases online. Fixing spot volumes at market prices is another key feature offered through the online ordering portal and includes the option to customize volume and delivery windows. Immediate order confirmation follows every transaction. 

“As one of the largest independent fuel marketers in the nation, it is important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology to best serve our customers’ ever-changing needs,” said Sloan. “TAC Energy has always been known as a customer service-focused organization. When we acquired Mutual Oil Company in the Boston area last spring, we vowed to offer not only a nationwide network of terminals, but also the most complete service package in the industry and this new technological solution is a part of fulfilling that promise.”

The portal allows for product quotes in real-time, in that customers may see pricing for any product for which they are configured, at any time. Access to current and past invoices, as well as the ability to import information into a client’s back office system, provides additional efficiency for both the customer and TAC Energy.

About TAC Energy

TAC Energy is a Dallas, Texas based independent national wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products. Customers include unbranded gasoline and diesel retailers, industrial users, transportation, trucking, government, utilities, mining, construction, plus any other commercial user or reseller of fuel. TAC Energy has an annualized fuel volume of well over 1.5 billion gallons, and a vast terminal supply network with regional sales offices that span North America. Learn more at www.tacenergy.com.

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.”

TAC Energy Continues to Add Sales and Field Offices

Industry veteran Christine McHale to manage new Northeast region

Christine_McHale

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.

TAC Energy Launches New Online Customer Portal

“ENERGIZE Online” is mobile optimized, available for customers

DALLAS, Texas (May 4, 2015) – TAC Energy, a division of The Arnold Companies, has launched a new product that provides an improved user interface for managing fuel purchase transactions. Titled “ENERGIZE Online”, the product is available for TAC Energy customers.

phone orderOptimized for smartphones and tablets, the online portal not only allows for placing detailed fuel orders remotely, but can be used by customers to review order history by location, date, confirm fuel deliveries or other criteria. Additionally, a growing library of online tools are under development that can be added or even customized per user.

According to TAC Energy VP & COO Fred Sloan, “The advantages of a mobile ready ordering process brings the power right into one’s hand.  Our customer base isn’t tied to the desktop computer, fax or even telephone anymore – they have asked and we are delivering.  It’s fast, accurate and efficient.” He adds that features such as products allowed for purchase, gallon limits, location authorization and more can be mapped out per location, log-in, or any number of user specified criteria.

Another feature of Energize Online is the product is not app based, but built on HTML 5. TAC’s VP and CIO Michael Davis said, “We did the research before developing this product. The trend in technology is for more of these kinds of products to be totally web browser accessible rather than the traditional iOS or Android app. And it makes sense for our customers. Now, when a customer changes phones or maybe needs to order from another phone or tablet, the hassle of downloading or updating apps is eliminated.”

Those interested in viewing Energize Online from a computer, tablet or smartphone can take an online tour by going to tacenergy.com and clicking on the icon of the tablet with the caption “ENERGIZE Online”.

TAC Energy Opens Additional Sales Offices

Seattle/Tacoma and Chicago Markets Newest Addition to National Network

DALLAS, Texas (December 9, 2014) – TAC Energy has opened new sales offices in the Chicago and Seattle/Tacoma markets, along with adding two new sales managers to operate from the locations.

Jeremiah Jones

Jeremiah Jones

Jeremiah Jones joined TAC Energy as Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest and will be managing the new SEA-TAC area sales office. Jeremiah began his career in the petroleum industry in 2006, where he gained experience in unbranded fuel sales, supply and logistics in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.  In 2011 he worked for the Targa Sound Terminal in the Pacific Northwest, expanding his knowledge through buying and selling product via truck, pipeline, barge and railcar.  Jeremiah comes to TAC Energy with a B.A. from Vanguard University of Southern California and nearly 9 years of industry experience.  He is also currently pursuing an MBA.  Over the span of his career, Jeremiah has obtained a significant understanding of the petroleum business and built an impressive network of West Coast contacts that will be a great asset to TAC Energy.

Matt Paulson

Matt Paulson

Matt Paulson also joined TAC Energy as Regional Sales Manager, for the Upper Mid-west where he will be operating from the new TAC Energy sales office in the Chicago market. Matt attended Purdue University, and began his career in the petroleum industry working for the family business, Paulson Oil Company, (POCO), in Indiana.  During his time at POCO, he worked inside and outside sales and rose to the role of fuel sales manager.  Matt continued with the company through two acquisitions where he oversaw and led the new fuel business sales, daily fuel pricing, nationwide biodiesel procurement and facilitated the transition of the acquired customer base. Matt is well versed in prospecting, managing and developing customers, as well as pricing and logistics throughout the region.  He also has handled a large unbranded book of business and will be an asset in expanding the TAC Energy wholesale footprint.

TAC Energy VP & COO, Fred Sloan, states that the expansion is part of the company’s overall strategic plan. “Organic sales will be a key part of our growth in 2015. Building on one of the strongest and most efficient terminal networks and supply & logistics call center operations in the industry, I can assure you TAC Energy is going to make some noise in the coming months.”

Organic sales growth is a major focus for the independent energy marketer. In 2011, TAC Energy made the strategic move to expand their sales and marketing team in the company’s Dallas offices, as well as relocating their in-house 24/7 Supply & Logistics call center. Now, TAC plans to “continue the momentum” with more announcements to come from the billion gallon annual volume fuel marketer.

TAC originated in 1964 when company founder Truman Arnold became a Conoco commissioned agent. By the mid-1970s, TAC was a regional marketer of fuel at the retail level, building the Road Runner chain throughout Arkansas, East Texas and the Southwest. Through the 1980s, TAC expanded into in-store fast food, terminaling, general aviation fixed base operations and wholesale & commercial oil marketing and products trading, (which operates today as TAC Energy).

TAC President Greg Arnold is quick to state, “Without a doubt, we would not be where we are today without the vision and hard work of Truman and hundreds of associates, our vendors, and certainly our customers over the past 50 years. However, this is not about the past, it’s about the future. I have no doubt the best days for TAC are ahead.”

Fred Sloan Joins TAC Energy as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

Aggressive Sales Strategy Launches as TAC Reaches 50 Year Milestone.

DALLAS, Texas (April 9, 2014) – TAC announces the addition of Fred Sloan as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to the company’s energy marketing division, TAC Energy.

Fred Sloan, VP and COO, TAC Energy.

Fred Sloan, VP and COO, TAC Energy.

A New Jersey native, Sloan has an impressive list of educational credentials as well as petroleum industry experience and leadership. After serving in the United States Marines, he earned a chemical engineering degree and an MBA in finance from Drexel University. His petroleum career includes refinery management, physical and paper product trading, operations optimization analysis, P&L management, commercial portfolio management, sales operations and sales management.  As VP & COO of TAC Energy, Fred holds P&L responsibility for TAC’s refined products marketing division, including functional areas of supply, trading, marketing, operations/logistics and new market growth.

TAC Chairman & CEO Greg Arnold expanded on what Mr. Sloan has brought to the energy marketer.  “Since joining our senior management in September, Fred’s strategic planning and leadership has already delivered incredible results. As we celebrate TAC’s 50th year, I am ecstatic about Fred’s blueprint for our product development, operations optimization and organic growth.”

“Ironically, I really had no intentions of making a career change,” Fred stated about his approach to first meeting with TAC officials.  “But after getting to know more about the company, their work ethic, their culture and success, I came to realize that kicking off the next 50 years of TAC Energy was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Fred Sloan at deskOrganic sales growth is a major focus for the independent energy marketer. In 2011, TAC Energy made the strategic move to expand their sales and marketing team in the company’s Dallas offices, as well as relocating their in-house 24/7 Supply & Logistics call center. Now, TAC plans to “continue the momentum” with the addition of Mr. Sloan to the company’s one billion gallon annualized fuel volume.

TAC originated in 1964 when company founder Truman Arnold became a Conoco commissioned agent. By the mid-1970s, TAC was a regional marketer of fuel at the retail level, building the Road Runner chain throughout Arkansas, East Texas and the Southwest. Through the 1980s, TAC expanded into in-store fast food, terminaling, general aviation fixed base operations and wholesale & commercial oil marketing and products trading, (which operates today as TAC Energy).

Fred Sloan with TAC Chairman and CEO, Greg Arnold.

Fred Sloan with TAC Chairman and CEO, Greg Arnold.

Reflecting on the past 50 years, Greg Arnold is quick to state, “Without a doubt, we would not be where we are today without the vision and hard work of Truman and hundreds of associates, our vendors, and certainly our customers over the past 50 years. However, this is not about the past, it’s about the future. I have no doubt the best days for TAC are ahead.”

 

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