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
Parkland USA at Parkland Fuel Corporation
Brian Johnston
Core-Mark
Mike Lorenz
Sheetz, Inc.
Brian Mandell
Phillips 66 Company
Derek Regal
Andeavor
Ron Sabia
Gulf Oil

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
Jeff Cole
Costo Wholesale
Mark DeVries
POET Ethanol Products
Karl Fails
Sunoco
Matthew Forman
FCA
Deborah Grimes
Casey's General Stores
Doug Haugh
Parkland USA at Parkland Fuel Corporation
Joel Hirschboeck
Kwik Trip, Inc.
JeSean Hopkins
Nissan North America
Brian Johnston
Core-Mark
Heather Killough
Argus Media
Tom Kloza
OPIS
Mike Lorenz
Sheetz, Inc.
Brian Mandell
Phillips 66 Company
Rebecca Monroe
General Motors
Derek Regal
Andeavor
Ron Sabia
Gulf Oil
Jon Scharingson
Renewable Energy Group
Alison Schmidt
U.S. Venture, Inc.
Danny Seals
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Matt Spackman
Kum & Go
Norman Turiano
Turiano Strategic Consulting
Michael Whatley
Consumer Energy Alliance
Dave Whikehart
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Craig Willis
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Partners

Corporate Partners

Stuart Bartley
The Lubrizol Corporation
Jeff Cole
Costco Wholesale
Peter Davis
GreenPrint, LLC
John DiMartini
The Andersons, Inc.
Douglas Dorfman
CHS, Inc. (CENEX)
Sean Maclaurin
Metroplex Energy
Kevin McWilliams
Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Marcio Moraes
Ipiranga Productos de Petroleo S/A
Jeff Murphy
Copec
Scott Negley
Wayne Fueling Systems
Robert Nix
WEX Inc.
Tom Tietjen
Xerxes Corporation
Ismail Uzdil
Murphy Oil USA

Association Partners

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

Contributing Organizations

The Fuels Institute thanks the following organizations for their contributions supporting the Institute:
Founder Level
NACS
Gold Contributors
Andeavor
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Argus Media
Casey's General Stores, Inc.
Chronister Oil Company
Consumer Energy Alliance
Costco Wholesale
FCA
Flint Hills Resources
General Motors (GM)
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
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
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Bronze Contributors
The Andersons, Inc.
CHS, Inc. (CENEX)
Copec
GreenPrint, LLC
Ipiranga Productos de Petroleo S/A
The Lubrizol Corporation
Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
Metroplex Energy
Murphy Oil USA
U.S. Venture, Inc.
Wayne Fueling Systems
WEX Inc.
Xerxes Corporation
Platinum Partners
SIGMA
Association Partners
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
American Coalition for Ethanol
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
CA Fuel Cell Partnership
CIPMA
Diesel Technology Forum
Fuel Freedom
Growth Energy
National Biodiesel Board
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
Washington Oil Marketers 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

Contact Us

The Fuels Institute welcomes the input and participation of all interested parties. To learn more about the Institute, our research or to learn how you can become involved, please contact us.

1600 Duke Street, Suite 700
Alexandria , VA 22314
703-518-7970

John Eichberger
Executive Director
jeichberger@fuelsinstitute.org
703-518-7971

Amanda Appelbaum
Director, Research
aappelbaum@fuelsinstitute.org
703-518-7974

Donovan Woods
Director, Operations
dwoods@fuelsinstitute.org
703-518-7973