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July 20, 2012


Pilot Flying J to Acquire Maxum Petroleum


Total Ad1 Pilot Flying J, Metalmark Capital and Maxum Petroleum  today announced that Pilot Flying J will acquire a controlling interest in Maxum for cash and Pilot Flying J's contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum.  


Current investors, including Maxum management, Metalmark and Waud, will re-invest in the new venture.


Maxum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Maxum's services include a comprehensive offering of fuel and lubricants as well as a wide array of value-added logistics and energy management services to a diverse industrial customer base. Maxum is well positioned to continue to grow by capitalizing on its procurement and logistics expertise, strong refiner relationships, broad distribution platform, enterprise-wide information technology systems, suite of complementary and value-added services and experienced management team.


Pilot Flying J President and CEO Jimmy Haslam commented, "The acquisition of Maxum offers us an excellent growth opportunity and we are very excited to increase our participation in this industry. Maxum's management team and talented workforce have demonstrated commitment and leadership in executing their business plan and delivering value to their customers and suppliers. Maxum will continue to operate as an independent stand-alone business under the leadership of CEO Perot Bissell."


"The management team of Maxum Petroleum is very pleased to have Pilot Flying J as a partner," said Perot Bissell, Maxum Petroleum's CEO. "Pilot Flying J's investment in our business is a strong validation of the strategy and vision we have been pursuing since 2004. We will continue to provide our customers with high quality and reliable delivery with a strong focus on value added services and solving our customers' unique logistics requirements. We are also delighted to welcome the Western Petroleum team to Maxum. The addition of Western Petroleum's people and network of logistics assets will be a strong addition to our distribution platform."


Perry Taylor, President of Western Petroleum remarked, "We look forward to joining the Maxum team and are very excited about Pilot Flying J's long-term commitment to our industry."


Howard Hoffen, Chairman of Metalmark, commented, "Maxum has achieved many of its goals including the successful integration of 16 acquisitions in the fuel and lubricants distribution business onto one common platform, assembling a strong management team with a track record of consolidating distribution companies, and positioning itself with a strong balance sheet to continue to pursue growth both through acquisitions and organic means. We are excited about our continued investment in Maxum and our new partnership with Pilot Flying J."


"Over many years, Perot and his team have been exceptional partners in building the leading distributor of petroleum products - and we remain excited about the future opportunities to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders," said Reeve Waud, Chairman of Maxum and Founding Partner of Waud Capital.


JobbersWorld Note: So there you have it... one of the biggest private equity roll-ups in the lubricants business takes a big step forward closing a deal with a strategic investor.  


Total Ad1 CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Lubricants department for a National Account Representative at our corporate offices in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

We are looking for someone to;


  • Manage the sales and marketing of lubricant products & programs for Branded & Private Label National Accounts and jobbers in the territory.
  • Drive the implementation of the Private Label & National Accounts, achieving sales objectives including volume, profit and budgeted expenses.
  • Collaborate with key accounts to develop and execute sales growth plans, reviewing their progress consistently, monitoring the sales growth plan.

Please log into to see the complete posting (position #2003) and apply online. CHS is an EEO employer.




Total Ad1 LUBRICANTS DIVISION MANAGER:  Third generation family owned business is seeking a Lubricants Division Manager to direct sales and operational activities.  Candidate must be highly motivated, have proven leadership abilities, customer service attitude and integrity.  Prefer candidate with Lubricant and Management experience.  Business is located in southeastern North Carolina within a one hour drive of Wilmington and Fayetteville. Email resumes and cover sheet to: 



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As a leader in lubrication and aftermarket preventative maintenance products, Western Marketing Inc. is seeking an experienced Sales Professional in the North / East Texas region. Western Marketing's expertise includes Transport / Fleet, Natural Gas, PCMO, and industrial markets. We're an outstanding company to work for with the highest earning potential in the industry. We're not your average oil distributor / marketer! Please contact us for a confidential interview or conversation.


Sales experience is required and knowledge in lubrication or related products is a distinct advantage. Must be a fast learner, personable but persistent and seeking a pay-for-performance culture.


Employment package includes excellent earning potential, car allowance and company benefits.


Please email resume to


Territory includes but not limited to North and East Texas running from East Dallas to Longview / Tyler area. Relocation considered. 





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