Doyle Departing SIGMA
Leaving after 34 years to pursue other interests; committee to identify successor
WASHINGTON -- The Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) has announced that executive vice president Kenneth A. Doyle has decided to leave SIGMA to pursue other opportunities, including further developing his family business, Doyle Association Consultants.
SIGMA has formed a Transition Committee that will be charged with identifying Doyle's successor and ensuring that SIGMA continues to serve all of the evolving needs of its members to the fullest. The committee will report to SIGMA president Thomas Schmidt, chairman of Appleton, Wis.-based U.S. Venture Inc.
"This is a significant transition for SIGMA, and we plan to use it as an opportunity to position SIGMA for the future," Schmidt said. "We are grateful to Ken for his many years of service and wish him well."
Doyle said, "It is difficult to leave a membership and staff that I have enjoyed working with so much for the past 34 years. I am very proud of SIGMA's accomplishments during my tenure at SIGMA. It is now time for someone new to take over."
SIGMA's Transition Committee will operate under the umbrella of the Strategic Planning Committee, which is charged with positioning the association for the future. The Transition Committee is made up of the SIGMA Executive Committee, SIGMA Counsel and key SIGMA staff.
SIGMA is a national trade association representing fuel marketers and convenience store chain retailers in the United States and Canada. Its approximately 260 corporate members command more than 40 percent of the petroleum retail market, selling approximately 75 billion gallons of motor fuel each year.