TAC Energy has opened new sales offices in the Chicago and Seattle/Tacoma markets, along with adding two new sales managers to operate from the locations.
Jeremiah Jones joined TAC Energy as Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest and will be managing the new SEA-TAC area sales office. Jeremiah began his career in the petroleum industry in 2006, where he gained experience in unbranded fuel sales, supply and logistics in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. In 2011 he worked for the Targa Sound Terminal in the Pacific Northwest, expanding his knowledge through buying and selling product via truck, pipeline, barge and railcar. Jeremiah comes to TAC Energy with a B.A. from Vanguard University of Southern California and nearly 9 years of industry experience. He is also currently pursuing an MBA. Over the span of his career, Jeremiah has obtained a significant understanding of the petroleum business and built an impressive network of West Coast contacts that will be a great asset to TAC Energy.
Matt Paulson also joined TAC Energy as Regional Sales Manager, for the Upper Mid-west where he will be operating from the new TAC Energy sales office in the Chicago market. Matt attended Purdue University, and began his career in the petroleum industry working for the family business, Paulson Oil Company, (POCO), in Indiana. During his time at POCO, he worked inside and outside sales and rose to the role of fuel sales manager. Matt continued with the company through two acquisitions where he oversaw and led the new fuel business sales, daily fuel pricing, nationwide biodiesel procurement and facilitated the transition of the acquired customer base. Matt is well versed in prospecting, managing and developing customers, as well as pricing and logistics throughout the region. He also has handled a large unbranded book of business and will be an asset in expanding the TAC Energy wholesale footprint.
TAC Energy VP & COO, Fred Sloan, states that the expansion is part of the company’s overall strategic plan. “Organic sales will be a key part of our growth in 2015. Building on one of the strongest and most efficient terminal networks and supply & logistics call center operations in the industry, I can assure you TAC Energy is going to make some noise in the coming months.”
Organic sales growth is a major focus for the independent energy marketer. In 2011, TAC Energy made the strategic move to expand their sales and marketing team in the company’s Dallas offices, as well as relocating their in-house 24/7 Supply & Logistics call center. Now, TAC plans to “continue the momentum” with more announcements to come from the billion gallon annual volume fuel marketer.
TAC originated in 1964 when company founder Truman Arnold became a Conoco commissioned agent. By the mid-1970s, TAC was a regional marketer of fuel at the retail level, building the Road Runner chain throughout Arkansas, East Texas and the Southwest. Through the 1980s, TAC expanded into in-store fast food, terminaling, general aviation fixed base operations and wholesale & commercial oil marketing and products trading, (which operates today as TAC Energy).
TAC President Greg Arnold is quick to state, “Without a doubt, we would not be where we are today without the vision and hard work of Truman and hundreds of associates, our vendors, and certainly our customers over the past 50 years. However, this is not about the past, it’s about the future. I have no doubt the best days for TAC are ahead.”