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Our Mission

The Fuels Institute is a non-advocacy research organization dedicated to studying transportation-energy. We consider “fuel” to be any type of energy being used to power a vehicle, and our research encompasses a breadth of issues affecting the vehicles and fuels markets.

Founded by NACS in 2013 as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit social welfare organization, the Fuels Institute publishes fact-based research projects designed to answer relevant market questions, not advocate for any specific outcome. Our reports are geared toward all industry stakeholders – from those trying to make strategic business decisions to policymakers considering legislation and regulations affecting the fuels and vehicles markets.

Because of our non-advocacy approach, we are the most diverse organization in the fuels and vehicles markets. The Fuels Institute creates a place in which stakeholders of all persuasions can come together to collaborate, share perspectives and commission objective research analyzing the challenges and opportunities facing the market.

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. This collaborative, non-advocacy approach ensures our products are both objective and reliable.

Fuels Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its activities, and Fuels Institute does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

Board Members

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

Ron Sabia (Chairman)
Robert Wimmer (Treasurer)
Toyota Motor North America
Joe Butler
Pilot Travel Centers LLC
Judge Dobrient
Delek US
Jonathan Hackett
Global Partners LP
Brian Johnston
Core-Mark & Eby-Brown
John Metz
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Steven Przesmitzki
Argonne National Laboratory
Renewable Energy Group
Ryan Scott
Consumer Energy Alliance
Carrie Simms

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.

Ron Sabia (Chairman)
Doug Berven
Jessey Bouchard
Aramco Research Center-Detroit
Lou Burke
Phillips 66 Company
Pilot Travel Centers LLC
Wendy Chronister
Denton Cinquegrana
OPIS, a Dow Jones Company
Genevieve Comtois
GC Consulting
Jessica Crabtree
Power Service Products
Mark Devries
MCD Enterprises LLC
Judge Dobrient
Delek US
Nathaniel Doddridge
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Sayanta Dutta
Hyzon Motors
Jeff Dzierzanowski
Source North America Corporation
Karl Fails
Sunoco LP
Victoria Flowers
Oneida Engineering Solutions, LLC
Jennifer Forbess
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Colonial Pipeline
Diego Guadalupe
FedEx Express
Lewis Haag
Parkland USA
Aaron Hackerott
Offen Petroleum, Inc.
J.W. Hackett
Global Partners LP
Steve Hightower
Hightowers Petroleum LLC
Chip Hilarides
Flint Hills Resources
GetGo Cafe+Market
Brian Johnston
Core-Mark & Eby-Brown
Keith Jones
7-Eleven, Inc.
Stephen Jones
Argus Media
Ken Kleemeier
Kum & Go, L.C.
Transport Energy Strategies
Alex Kulinowski
Afton Chemical Corporation
Matt Leuck
Neste US
Eric Lind
FleetCor Technologies
Michael Mansfield
Mansfield Oil Company
Kirk McCullick
John Metz
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Matt Mohs
Tegan Molloy
ABB E-Mobility
Kristi Moriarty
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cummins, Inc.
Rachel Moses
Electrify America, LLC
Prabhu Murugan
Shell Canada
Scott Negley
Wayne Fueling Systems
Gabe Olives
Impact 21
Steven Przesmitzki
Argonne National Laboratory
Jim Ramm
Derek Regal
Simon Richards
Xpress Natural Gas LLC
CertainPoint Strategies L.L.C.
Renewable Energy Group
U.S. Venture, Inc.
Ryan Scott
Consumer Energy Alliance
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Carrie Simms
Doug Smith
Metroplex Energy Inc.
Jamie Stewart
Costco Wholesale
Jim Szybist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Joshua Tippin
Penske Truck Leasing Co., LP
Norman Turiano
Turiano Strategic Consulting LLC
Jay Walsh
Franklin Fueling Systems
Trevor Walter
Sheetz, Inc.
Robert Wimmer
Toyota Motor North America
John Zeidler
World Energy
Jim Burness
National Car Charging LLC

Staff Members

Executive Director

Vice President

Director, Research

Director, Marketing and Communications

Communications & Projects Coordinator

Become a Contributor

The Fuels Institute draws on the collective expertise of our distinctive contributors to analyze the technologies of today, trends of tomorrow, and market impacts of drivers such as fuel regulations, consumer behavior and market fundamentals. As a contributor to the Fuels Institute, you have the opportunity to lend your unique voice to our research and to help us deliver an exceptional product, all while being given exclusive access to our many benefits.

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Research Fund

The Research Fund empowers the Board of Advisors to focus on the most important topics and answer the most relevant questions with the knowledge that funding is not a concern. Supporting the Research Fund of the Fuels Institute will ensure that the organization continues contributing balanced and objective analyses of the critical issues facing the transportation energy sector.

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Speaker Program

Even if you are not a Fuels Institute contributor, you can still benefit from our expertise. Drawing from our own original research, insights gained from our diverse contributors, and our analysis of outside reports, the Fuels Institute has a unique understanding of the transportation energy market that it wants to share with you.

We are pleased to offer various speaking engagements as well as customized workshops for interested organizations.

Learn More about our speaker request program (PDF)

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