SPIRIT® PETROLEUM Holds Annual Meeting


NEW HOPE, PA (January 31, 2011) ‘ The Management Committee of the Petroleum Marketers Oil Company, LLC and the Spirit® Petroleum brand held its 8th annual meeting January 18’19, 2011 in Dallas, TX at the Grand Hyatt DFW Hotel. The meeting presented the opportunity for committee members and invited participants to note the company’s accomplishments in 2010, and to strategize for the coming year.


Members of PMOCO’s Management Committee are: Bill Herdrich (Chairman) of Herdrich Petroleum Corp. (IN); Rex Gillis (Treasurer) of Dutch Oil Co. (MS); Bill Fagan Jr. of Prestige Petroleum (NJ); Jim Cross of Cross Petroleum (CA); Darrel McCartney of W.B. McCartney Oil Co., Inc. (LA); Bruce Holmstrom of Vancouver Oil Co., Inc. (WA); Mark Griffin of the Michigan Petroleum Association; and PMOCO President Vera Haskins.


Also attending were Dan Gilligan, President of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA); Stanley Roberts of Capital Oil, Inc. (MS), Vice Chairman of PMAA; and Benny Hodges of Hodges Oil Co. Inc. (NM), 2nd Vice Chairman of PMAA.


‘In terms of revenue and the number of new sites added to the Spirit® family, 2010 was one of the most successful years in the history of Spirit® Petroleum,” said Haskins. ‘Our primary goals for 2011 are to continue the growth and distribution of the Spirit® brand, and to seek new ways to better serve the needs of our licensees. Among other projects, we’re looking forward to broadening our selection of promotional materials available for use at the consumer level.”


‘The PMOCO Management Committee is very committed and capable, and has accomplished some very good things on a limited budget,” noted PMAA’s Hodges. ‘I believe the Spirit® brand offers an invaluable member benefit that has tremendous potential for our individual members, our state associations and PMAA as well.”


Spirit® is a nationally recognized petroleum brand managed by marketers and owned by the non-profit Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA). Spirit® is committed to redefining independence for the American petroleum marketer. Spirit®’s minimal requirements, affordable fees and flexible business solutions give businesses of all sizes the control they need to complete aggressively in today’s tough environment. Spirit® offers a sophisticated, patriotic brand image that inspires loyalty and confidence in consumers nationwide. For more information, visit www.SpiritPetroleum.com or call (215) 345-4119.

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