SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- The Andretti Group has rebranded two of its companies. Its Colvin Oil division will now be known as GP Energy. This initiative involves refreshing the company to “create excitement,” the management team said. The new GP Energy identity highlights the company’s focus on energy.
The new name also serves to salute Colvin Oil’s history. Merve Colvin founded the company in 1960 in Grants Pass, Ore., its current headquarters. The company is a Circle K franchisee; a Chevron-, 76- and Shell-branded fuel distributor; and a CFN cardlock operator.
Andretti Group also has rebranded its Colvin Transport Inc. and Colvin Oil-owned Thompson & Harvey Transport Northwest LLC divisions as Arrow Logistics. The companies are based in Bend, Ore., with terminal locations in central and southern Oregon.
Colvin Oil’s lubricants and commercial bulk fuels operation will remain branded as Colvin Oil.
Andretti Group also announced several executive management appointments. It appointed Don Johnson as chief operations officer of the combined companies. In this new position, he will manage all retail operations and facilities activities in California and Oregon.
The company named Amy Brookshier vice president of wholesale and business development. In this newly created department head position, she will direct wholesale programs and strategies as well as business development efforts.
Also, the company said that Clint Monchamp will assume general manager responsibilities at Arrow Logistics.
Andretti Petroleum, founded in 1997 and based in San Carlos, Calif., is owned by motorsports icons Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti and managing partner M.J. Castelo. Its companies include Peninsula Petroleum, Humboldt Petroleum and Colvin Oil, with presence in California, Oregon and Washington. The organization focuses on retail fuels and convenience, wholesale fuels, car wash, lubricants/commercial, transport and fleet/cardlock.