ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Fuels Institute has chosen three new members for its board of directors, including representatives from some of the largest distribution, retail and refining businesses in the United States.
The new board members are:
- Brian Johnston, senior director of transportation, Core-Mark International Inc., South San Francisco, Calif.
- Michael Lorenz, executive vice president of petroleum supply, Sheetz Inc., Altoona, Pa.
- Derek Regal, senior manager of fuels and regulatory issues, Andeavor, San Antonio
The new members will serve on the board from January 2018 to December 2019 and participate in the executive, governance and fiduciary oversight of the Fuels Institute.
“Diversity of perspective throughout the transportation industry is a critical ingredient to the success of the Fuels Institute,” said John Eichberger, executive director of the Alexandria, Va.-based group. “Our board members exemplify this commitment to diversity, and they individually bring a level of expertise within their sectors to ensure that the organization stays focused on the subjects that will have the greatest benefit to the market. As the Fuels Institute wraps up its fifth year, we are excited to be led by such a talented group of industry stakeholders.”
The new board members join Chairman Jay Ricker, chairman of Ricker Oil Co., Anderson, Ind., and Treasurer Bob Wimmer, director of the energy and environmental research group of Toyota Motors North America, Washington, D.C. Also continuing as board members are:
- Mark DeVries, director of business development, Poet Ethanol Products, Wichita, Kan.
- Matt Forman, senior manager of external affairs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S., Auburn Hills, Mich.
- Doug Haugh, president, Parkland USA, Gainesville, Ga.
- Brian Mandell, senior vice president, commercial, Phillips 66 Co., Houston
- Ron Sabia, chief strategy officer, Gulf Oil, Wellesley Hills, Mass.
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. It will host its Fuels2018 meeting May 22-24 in Chicago. The annual meeting brings together representatives from the fuel and automotive industries, as well as government entities and consumer groups, to discuss the future of the vehicle and fuel markets. Click here for more information.