Phil Farrell, president of Double Check Company, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has been elected by the members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) to serve as president of the organization.
Farrell has most recently served as PEI’s vice president. He was elected during the Institute’s 63rd annual convention and trade show in Atlanta, Georgia, and will take office Jan. 1, 2014.
Farrell has served as the president of Double Check since 1980. Founded in 1965, Double Check is a distributor of petroleum, car wash and lubrication equipment, and industrial pumps. The company has six offices throughout Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Farrell has served on PEI’s Convention/Education Committee, Executive Committee and the PEI Board of Directors. He is a member of the Republic 10-Group.
Cooper replaces Terry Cooper, president of Acterra Group of Marion, Iowa, as president of PEI.
‘Phil has been an active advocate for the Petroleum Equipment Institute and its activities for many years and, as such, will make a great president,” said Robert Renkes, PEI’s Executive Vice President. ‘We look forward to welcoming Phil to his new position and are convinced that his time as president will provide long-term benefits for PEI and its member companies.”
Founded in 1951, PEI is comprised of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry, and is committed to promoting the value of distributor services, and improving the business relationships and practices of its members. PEI is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. For additional information on PEI or its membership, please contact Chris Bouldin at email@example.com or visit www.pei.org.