KSS Fuels Joins Fuels Institute Board of Advisors

Key executives to contribute to research agenda

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- KSS Fuels has announced its formal acceptance as a member of the advisory board of the Fuels Institute. As one of the first members of the board of advisors, KSS Fuels will actively contribute to the institute's research agenda as well as participating in key research work streams.

Founded in Feb. 2013, the Fuels Institute is a nonprofit, research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating the market issues related to consumer vehicles and the fuels that power them. Its governing structure incorporates a diverse set of stakeholders including, but not limited to, fuel retailers, fuel producers and refiners, alternative and renewable fuel producers, automobile manufacturers, environmental advocates, consumer organizations, academics, government entities and others with expertise in the fuels and automotive industries.

The institute commissions and publishes comprehensive, fact-based research projects that address the issues identified by the affected stakeholders.

"With a long and successful track record of introducing innovation and research-based best practices to the global fuels industry, KSS Fuels is well placed to add value to the Fuels Institute and we are delighted to be involved at such a senior level. We look forward to shaping and contributing to ground-breaking research around alternative fuels and their impact on the industry," said Bob Stein, president and CEO of KSS Fuels.

"We are thrilled to welcome KSS Fuels to the Fuels Institute and are confident that together we can provide essential guidance and insight into the future of transportation fuels and how consumers and the industry will adapt to them," said John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels Institute.

KSS Fuels is a global leader in fuels pricing and retail location intelligence, with software, analytics and consulting solutions that draw upon more than 40 years of expertise and insight into the needs and opportunities of petroleum retailers. It offers a single, integrated source for the data-driven intelligence necessary to optimize pricing strategies and to evaluate and manage retail network locations to enhance profitability and build business value. With global headquarters in Manchester, U.K., the company has North American headquarters in Florham Park, N.J., as well as offices in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Canada and international operations in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea and Africa.