Shields, Harper & Co. (SHC), a western supplier of petroleum equipment for more than 100 years, announced that Niazi “Z” Alzouhbi has joined the company as Director of Sales and Marketing effective October 16, 2018. Alzouhbi brings more than twenty years of experience in sales and distribution management. He will be based in the Martinez Headquarters office.

“I’m excited to join an organization that has defined an industry for more than 100 years,” said Alzouhbi. “It’s not often you find an organization with a legacy of success driven by its employees, customers and suppliers.”

Originally a California native, Alzouhbi spent more than 20 years living in Texas where he completed his education, met his wife and started his career in distribution. He is pleased to be back in his home state after moving back to the Napa area six years ago. Prior to joining SHC, Alzouhbi held various roles as General Manager, Director and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, he worked as Director of Sales for an equipment supplier to the convenience store industry.

For more than 100 years Shields, Harper & Co. (SHC) has operated as a trusted distributor of petroleum equipment products for retail and commercial fueling applications. Established in 1917 the company got its start by selling fuel hoses to Standard Oil Company of California (now commonly known as Chevron). As the fuel industry began to grow SHC established itself as the go-to resource for independent fuel marketers and quickly expanded into major markets across the west. Currently the company operates eight warehouses in Arizona, California, and Nevada, each of which stock products from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Industries served include retail and commercial fueling stations, marine fueling centers, airport fueling centers and emergency reserve fueling systems for hotels, hospitals, data centers and more. Shields, Harper & Co. is a member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI).