Guardian Fueling Technologies, LLC (GFT) is has announced the acquisition of Alliance Petroleum Services, LLC (APS) in Greensboro, North Carolina. This acquisition further represents Guardian’s commitment to building a strong service and sales network across the Carolinas to serve its rapidly growing client base. The addition of the APS facility and service team in Greensboro represents Guardian’s third office in the Carolinas with continued expansion planned.


Joey Batchelor, President and CEO of Guardian Fueling Technologies, stated, “GFT remains in growth mode and is actively pursuing strategic opportunities to expand our market leadership position for petroleum equipment, services, solutions and construction. The APS Greensboro acquisition enhances our ability to provide product expertise and services to the Carolinas.


“APS built a very strong reputation for exceptional customer service. This approach to quality service and relationship building fits very nicely with Guardian’s long history of our ‘service-first’ philosophy,” Batchelor continued. “Both organizations share a common commitment to delivering responsive customer service, providing industry-leading products and solutions, as well as offering career growth opportunities for our employees as the industry evolves.”


Stuart Bowen, the Founder and Managing Partner of APS, will remain with Guardian leading the Greensboro branch as its Branch Manager. Bowen stated, “We are very pleased with this announcement and the opportunities that this will create for our clients and our employees. Guardian is a growing organization that is committed to customer service and representing best-in-class products. The resources that they bring to the table will enable our team here in Greensboro to thrive in an ever-changing industry environment. I am excited for our clients and our employees as we move forward as part of the Guardian team.”


Guardian Fueling Technologies operates regionally throughout the Southeastern United States. The company is the regional leader for best-in-class products and in delivering professional services, innovative fueling equipment solutions, systems design and construction. Guardian is a proud member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) and represents many world-class manufacturers. Visit to learn more, or contact Jeff Hilyer, Marketing and Communications Manager, at