SEATTLE — PetroCard, Inc., a leading fuel distributor in the Pacific Northwest, announced the promotion of Scott Walters to the role of Chief Operating Officer. This is the first step in a succession plan that will result in his taking the helm as Chief Executive Officer in April, 2015, when PetroCard’s current CEO David Harris retires. Walters, who has served as Senior Vice President of the Fuels Division at PetroCard since 2005, has nearly 40 years of experience in the industry.
“Scott is a proven leader both within PetroCard and the broader petroleum industry, and well suited to be the next chief executive of PetroCard,” said Jason Metrokin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, PetroCard’s parent company. “We’re taking this step now to ensure a smooth transition next spring when David Harris retires, so we can build on our strengths and grow our leadership position.”
Walters began his career in the petroleum industry with Conoco where he spent nearly a decade in a variety of management positions. Subsequently he went to work at Thunderbird Lubrications in Spokane which was acquired by Gull Oil. In 2005, PetroCard acquired Thunderbird Lubrications from Gull Oil and Scott was appointed the Senior Vice President of Fuels where he was responsible for the Fuel Sales, Supply and Transportation.
In addition to his company experience, Walters has played an active role in industry organizations. He served a number of years as an Officer and Director for the Washington Oil Marketers Association, where he is the immediate past President. He is also a past Director of the Western Petroleum Marketers Association.
“David Harris, the current CEO of PetroCard, has done a terrific job of structuring PetroCard for sustained growth, and we are all committed to expanding on that foundation,” said Walters. “I look forward to working with the leadership team and all our employees to ensure we continue to deliver great customer service and take advantage of additional growth opportunities as they arise.”
PetroCard currently offers fuel services via four primary methods: via “cardlocks,” or unattended, self-serve fueling stations, via fleet cards, via mobile fueling, and as well as via delivery to bulk fuel tanks through unbranded and branded contracts. PetroCard is one of the largest fuel distributors in the Pacific Northwest.
PetroCard, based in Kent, Washington, is a leading fuel distributor, selling fuel to commercial fleets through a chain of unattended Pacific Pride and CFN cardlocks and providing on-site mobile fueling services to fleets in Puget Sound, Spokane and Portland. In addition PetroCard sells branded and unbranded bulk fuels to resellers, government entities and other commercial companies. Today the company operates 65 cardlocks — 27 sites in the greater Seattle area, three sites in Spokane, Washington and 35 sites in Oregon, making it one of the largest cardlock operators in the Pacific Northwest. PetroCard also operates 18 Clean N’ Green facilities that sell compressed natural gas in locations throughout the U.S.