About Us

Founded by NACS in 2013, the Fuels Institute is a nonprofit tax-exempt social welfare organization under section 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are dedicated to evaluating issues affecting the vehicles and fuels markets. We commission comprehensive, fact-based research projects that are designed to answer questions, not advocate a specific outcome. Our reports address the interests of industry stakeholders - from business owners making long-term investment decisions to policymakers considering legislation and regulations that affect these markets.

By bringing together diverse stakeholders, we facilitate industry collaboration and identify opportunities and challenges associated with new technologies. Our partners are dedicated to promoting facts and providing decision makers with the most credible information possible so the market can deliver the best vehicle and fuel options to consumers.

Fuels Institute participants include:

  • Fuel retailers
  • Fuel producers and refiners
  • Alternative and renewable fuel producers
  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Environmental advocates
  • Consumer organizations
  • Academics
  • Government entities

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors maintains executive and fiduciary responsibility of the Fuels Institute.

Jay Ricker (Chairman)
Ricker's
Bob Wimmer (Treasurer)
Toyota Motor North America, inc.
Mark DeVries
POET Ethanol Products
Matthew Forman
FCA
Doug Haugh
Mansfield Oil Company
Steve Loehr
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Brian Mandell
Phillips 66 Company
Jeff Morris
Alon USA
Ron Sabia
Gulf Oil
Norman Turiano
Turiano Strategic Consulting
Michael Whatley
Consumer Energy Alliance

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors identifies, coordinates and directs the Fuels Institute projects as well as sets the research agenda and reviews projects for objectivity before publication.

Jay Ricker (Chairman)
Ricker's
Robert Wimmer (Treasurer)
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Jeremy Bezdek
Flint Hills Resources
Wendy Chronister
Chronister Oil Company
Mark DeVries
POET Ethanol Products
Matthew Forman
FCA
Deborah Grimes
Casey's General Stores
Doug Haugh
Mansfield Oil Company
Tom Kloza
OPIS
JeSean Hopkins
Nissan North America
Steve Loehr
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Mike Lorenz
Sheetz, Inc.
Karl Fails
Sunoco
Brian Mandell
Phillips 66 Company
Rebecca Monroe
General Motors
Jeff Morris
Alon USA
Jim Pirolli
Kum & Go
Derek Regal
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, LLC
Ron Sabia
Gulf Oil
Jon Scharingson
Renewable Energy Group
Danny Seals
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Robert Stein
Kalibrate
Norman Turiano
Turiano Strategic Consulting
Michael Whatley
Consumer Energy Alliance
Dave Whikehart
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Craig Willis
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Partners

Corporate Partners

John DiMartini
The Andersons, Inc.
Craig Willis
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Deborah Grimes
Casey's General Stores
Wendy Chronister
Chronister Oil Company
Douglas Dorfman
CHS, Inc. (CENEX)
Jeff Murphy
Copec
Jeff Cole
Costco Wholesale
Matthew Forman
FCA
Jeremy Bezdek
Flint Hills Resources
Rebecca Monroe
General Motors (GM)
Danny Seals
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Peter Davis
GreenPrint, LLC
Steve Vander Griend
ICM, Inc.
Robert Stein
Kalibrate
Steve Loehr
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Jim Pirolli
Kum & Go
Stuart Bartley
The Lubrizol Corporation
Kevin McWilliams
Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Douglas Haugh
Mansfield Oil Company
Dave Whikehart
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Sean Maclaurin
Metroplex Energy
Ronald E. Oligney
Midwest Methanol, LLC
JeSean Hopkins
Nissan North America
Jessica Bennett
National Corn Growers
Tom Kloza
OPIS
Brian Mandell
Phillips 66 Company
Mark Devries
POET Ethanol Products
Jon Scharingson
Renewable Energy Group
Mike Lorenz
Sheetz, Inc.
Karl Fails
Sunoco
Derek Regal
Tesoro Companies, Inc.
Bob Wimmer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Tracy Williams-Prince
U.S. Oil
Scott Negley
Wayne Fueling Systems
Robert Nix
WEX Inc.
Tom Tietjen
Xerxes Corporation

Association Partners

Valerie Ughetta
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Ron Lamberty
American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)
Joe Gagliano
CA Fuel Cell Partnership
Jen Stewart
CIPMA
Michael Whatley
Consumer Energy Alliance
Ezra Finkin
Diesel Technology Forum
Robin Vercruse
Fuel Freedom Foundation
Chris Bliley
Growth Energy
Gregory Dolan
Methanol Institute
Paige Anderson
NACS
David Fialkov
NATSO
Jeff Clarke
NGV America
Kris Kiser
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Rick Long
Petroleum Equipment Institute
Rob Underwood
Petroleum Marketers Association of America
Dawn Carlson, CAE
PMCI | RINAlliance, Inc.
Robert White
Renewable Fuels Association
Ryan McNutt
SIGMA
Wayne Geyer
STI/SPFA
Scott Fisher
Texas Food & Fuel Association

Contributing Organizations

The Fuels Institute thanks the following organizations for their contributions supporting the Institute:
Founder Level
NACS
Gold Contributors
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Casey's General Stores, Inc.
Chronister Oil Company
Consumer Energy Alliance
FCA
Flint Hills Resources
General Motors (GM)
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Kalibrate
Kum & Go
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Nissan North America
OPIS
Phillips 66 Company
POET Ethanol Products
Renewable Energy Group
Sheetz, Inc.
Sunoco LP
Tesoro Companies, Inc
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Bronze Contributors
The Andersons, Inc.
CHS, Inc. (CENEX)
Copec
Costco Wholesale
GreenPrint, LLC
ICM, Inc.
The Lubrizol Corporation
Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Metroplex Energy
Midwest Methanol, LLC
National Corn Growers
U.S. Oil
Wayne Fueling Systems
WEX Inc.
Xerxes Corporation
Platinum Partners
SIGMA
Association Partners
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
American Coalition for Ethanol
CA Fuel Cell Partnership
CIPMA
Diesel Technology Forum
Fuel Freedom
Growth Energy
Methanol Institute
National Corn Growers Association
NATSO
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
Petroleum Equipment Institute
Petroleum Marketers Association of America
PMCI | RINAlliance, Inc.
Renewable Fuels Association
STI/SPFA
Texas Food & Fuel Association

Staff

John Eichberger
jeichberger@fuelsinstitute.org
Executive Director
Fuels Institute
Amanda Appelbaum
aappelbaum@fuelsinstitute.org
Director, Research
Fuels Institute
Donovan Woods
dwoods@fuelsinstitute.org
Director, Operations
Fuels Institute