SIGMA Hires Scott Berhang as CEO of Fuel, Convenience Trade Organization

Leader worked with OPIS for more than 38 years

SIGMA, a national trade association representing fuel marketers and convenience-store chains in the United States and Canada, has hired Scott Berhang as its new CEO, effective April 1.

Berhang (pictured below) has 43 years of experience across the spectrum of downstream fuel operations, SIGMA said Monday. He is principal of The Berhang Group, where he advises companies who buy or sell fuel and has held various roles with Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) over the past 38 years, according to his LinkedIn account.

Scott Berhang

Ryan McNutt stepped down as CEO of SIGMA in September after leading the organization for more than eight years.

“Scott is one of the leaders in our industry, and the board of SIGMA is excited to leverage his depth of knowledge, contacts and experience to usher SIGMA into its next era,” said Dale Boyett, president of SIGMA, Fairfax, Virginia. 

Berhang has worked with SIGMA members already to address the key issues faced by producers, retailers, distributors and vendors, the organization said. He has also managed both large industry conferences and smaller learning workshops.

“In this transformative time for the fuel industry, I am honored and humbled to assume this role at SIGMA,” Berhang said. “I am eager to work with SIGMA staff to help our association members and partners meet the challenges of today and define the industry of tomorrow.”

Founded in 1958 as the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, SIGMA's approximately 260 corporate members command more than 40% of the petroleum retail market, selling approximately 75 billion gallons of motor fuel each year. These member companies operate throughout the United States and Canada.

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