OPIS and Shell Brazil Speakers Headline FuelQuest’s GRAIL 2011 Conference April 19-20 in New Orleans

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FuelQuest Inc., the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, today announced featured keynote and session speakers for this year’s GRAIL, FuelQuest’s 7th annual industry and user conference to be held April 19-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The keynote speakers include Tom Kloza, Chief Oil Analyst at OPIS and Paul Stone, Vice President of Shell Brazil.

“With rising fuel prices and volatility expected to increase dramatically, GRAIL is a great way for people to gain insights that will help them decrease costs and become more competitive within their markets,” said David Zahn, VP of Marketing, FuelQuest

FuelQuest Inc., the leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, today announced featured keynote and session speakers for this year’s GRAIL, FuelQuest’s 7th annual industry and user conference to be held April 19-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The keynote speakers include Tom Kloza, Chief Oil Analyst at OPIS and Paul Stone, Vice President of Shell Brazil. They will provide critical insight into global and domestic trends that impact retailers, distributors, suppliers, fleets, and other fuel supply chain participants.

Other leaders will speak on the latest industry best practices and topics. They include:

  • Todd Dressler, Senior Manager of Fuel Management, FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
  • David Maggied, Manager of Transportation, MAPCO Express
  • Rachel Gee, Director of Fuel Operations, Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Joe Weber, Fuel Purchasing Specialist, Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Bob Donnellan, Sr. Excise Tax Manager, Global Companies LLC    
  • Teresa Gaskins, Senior Program Manager, The Exchange
  • Manish Sthanki, Owner and CEO, Lucky Deuces Truck Stop & Casino
  • Erica Breiterman, Logistics Buyer, NA, Bulk Fuel, Linde North America, Inc.
  • Chuck Guarneri, Project Manager, Mercuria Energy Group    
  • Oscar Garza, Tax Director, Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

“FuelQuest is excited to have the top market leaders in downstream petroleum join us for GRAIL 2011,” said David Zahn, vice president of marketing for FuelQuest. “With rising fuel prices and volatility expected to increase dramatically, GRAIL is a great way for people to gain insights that will help them decrease costs and become more competitive within their markets.”

Other GRAIL 2011 highlights include Heartland Payment Systems, Mahindra Satyam, OPIS, and OPW in the Technology Showcase as well as a Current Challenges & Trends of Carrier and Suppliers panel. The Energy Management Institute (EMI) will host a highly demanded training class, Introduction to Petroleum & Hedging.

Throughout the two days, FuelQuest will provide real-world case studies, industry best practices, and hands-on training from FuelQuest customers, partners, and product experts.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
For more information or to register, go to GRAIL 2011.

ABOUT FUELQUEST
FuelQuest, Inc. provides on-demand, web-based supply chain management and tax automation software and services for fuel suppliers, distributors and buyers in global downstream energy. Our Fuel Management System (FMS) automates all aspects of the fuel management process from procurement, inventory management, demand forecasting, strategic sourcing and financial reconciliation to margin analysis and environmental compliance monitoring. The FMS solution powers the largest fuel management network in North America. Zytax supplies strategic software automation solutions for indirect tax determination and excise motor fuels compliance for the energy industry. Learn more at http://www.fuelquest.com.

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