Elgin, IL (PRWEB) September 4, 2007
PetroLiance LLC has been recognized as one of the nation's top performing distributors of ExxonMobil lubricants. The company was one of only 10 companies nationwide to earn the prestigious Premier Award in ExxonMobil's annual Circle of Excellence program. Petroliance was formed last year through the consolidation of four of the nation's largest ExxonMobil distributors.
"Naturally we are very pleased to earn this recognition, especially since it comes in our very first year as a consolidated company," said PetroLiance CEO Kevin McCarter.
The Circle of Excellence program recognizes top ExxonMobil distributors based on a broad variety of criteria, including their commitment to best business practices, volume and premium product sales growth. The top-level award, the Premier Award earned by PetroLiance, is reserved for only the top 10 distributors every year.
PetroLiance was formed last year through the consolidation of four heritage companies: Boncosky Oil Company of Chicago, Commercial Ullman Lubricants Company of Ohio, Lubricant Technologies LLC of North Carolina, and Young Oil Company Inc. of South Florida.
"Combining our four operations has been a complex challenge that demanded a lot of attention and effort from all of our people," said McCarter. "The fact that we were still recognized for excellence, quality and customer service during this challenging time is a testament to the hard work and customer focus of our dedicated employees."
Circle of Excellence award winners are chosen on a broad range of objective criteria including the companies' application of best practices in such diverse areas as quality, focus on suppliers, professional competency, business planning, and effective sales management, in addition to total volume and growth.
"The criteria are very comprehensive and broad-based, and reflect the full range of issues a successful distributor must address," said McCarter. "Above all, they reflect a company's attention to its customers' needs, and its willingness and ability to remain focused on those needs regardless of other competing issues."
"Being named a Premier Award-level company validates the initial vision that led to the formation of PetroLiance," McCarter added.
"Our vision in forming PetroLiance was not to consolidate just for the sake of getting bigger," he said. "Our vision was to consolidate to get even better; we are particularly grateful to our sales and customer service teams for maintaining their focus on that vision during this complex transition, as this Circle of Excellence Award indicates."
PetroLiance offers ExxonMobil products along with a growing array of ancillary products and services. For more information, call (800) 628-7231, or visit the company's Web site at http://www.petroliance.com.