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SIGMA 2017 Strategic Partners

SIGMA maintains valuable strategic alliances with other organizations to provide our members with services and benefits above and beyond what SIGMA offers. Think of these partners as an extension of SIGMA – part of what you get as a benefit for your dues and participation.

 Afton Chemical Corporation

Laurie Strasser, Marketing Manager, (804) 788-5380

Afton Chemical Corporation is part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, and has been working in the fuel and lubricant additives marketplace for over 90 years.  Our range of technology solutions include Driveline, Engine Oils, Performance and Refinery Fuels, and Industrial and Metalworking additives. We use our formulation, engineering and marketing expertise to help our customers develop and market fuels and lubricants that reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, extend equipment life, improve operator satisfaction and lower the total cost of vehicle and equipment operation.  We are focused on developing our technology and meeting specifications, but also on providing the differentiation our customers need to stand out.

PDI

Nadine Routhier, CMO, (254) 899-3083

PDI delivers enterprise-wide software and services that meet the specialized needs of convenience store retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers. Worldwide, over 325 companies rely on PDI’s systems to automate key business processes. PDI continually enhances offerings to leverage new technologies and industry standards in areas such as retail automation, decision support, fuel management, workforce support, and financial reporting. PDI’s vision for the future is to maximize the use of emerging technologies to create innovative solutions for our customers. With more than 25 years of experience, PDI is committed to unparalleled customer service and dedicated to the success of our customers in the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries.

Federated Insurance Company

Nate Oland, Special Projects Manager - Marketing, (800) 533-0472

Federated Insurance specializes in business insurance for the petroleum marketing industry. By evaluating losses and exposures, we will partner with you to create a customized insurance and risk management strategy for your company. All SIGMA members can take advantage of our Risk Management Academy classes to help control your insurance costs.  At Federated, it's our business to protect yours!"

Schneider Electric

Karen Madden, Exec. VP and Oil and Gas, (800) 391-1175

Marketers will maximize profits, gain efficiencies and reduce manual processing with Schneider Electric’s array of real-time supply chain and market intelligence services. Schneider Electric is a global company with more than 130,000 employees in over 100 countries and is at the center of the downstream oil and gas supply chain — managing more than 80% of the pricing, BOL and billing transaction interchange conducted in North America every day. Our focus is bringing upstream information and downstream intelligence together, so customers can optimize business decisions.

Matrix Capital Markets Group

Tom Kelso, Managing Director & Principal, serves as Head of the Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group,
(667) 217-3330

Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group is recognized as the national leader in providing sophisticated financial, transactional, and M&A (mergers & acquisitions) advisory services to companies in the downstream energy and multi-site retail industries. Since the Downstream Energy Group's inception in 1997, we have successfully completed more than 175 engagements, with a total transaction value of nearly $7 billion. The industry segments we serve include Convenience Store Retailers, Petroleum Marketers and Fuels Distributors, as well as companies in Propane Distribution, Heating Oil Distribution, Lubricants Distribution, Petroleum Transportation & Logistics, Petroleum Storage, Oilfield Services, Renewable Fuels, Food Service and Specialty Retail. For additional information, please visit www.matrixcmg.com.

EPIC News+Data

Gary Bevers, President and Publisher, (832) 444-7675

EPIC News+Data is a leading publisher of motor fuel news, industry information and pricing data.  EPIC provides buyers and sellers the information they need to make better purchasing decisions to help settle over $1.5 trillion in yearly U.S. fuel transactions.