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Perez Joining Petroleum Hall of Fame

April 28, 2014


Chattahoochee Oil Co.'s Loring F. Perez is being inducted into PCATS' Hall of Fame.
Chattahoochee Oil Co.'s Loring F. Perez is being inducted into PCATS' Hall of Fame.

Loring F. Perez is joining the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) Hall of Fame tonight in Tucson, Ariz.

Mr. Perez, president of Chattahoochee Oil Co. Inc., is joining the Hall of Fame class for his contributions to the industry's adoption of best-in-class technology. Also joining Mr. Perez in the 2014 Hall of Fame class are Henry Armour of MACS and Jenny Bullard of Flash Foods.

"(They) were early champions of our mission, through driving the formation of PCATS and putting to work the standards we created," said Gray Taylor, executive director of PCATS, in a press release. "These retailers embraced the idea that retailers need to take control of their technology future, and work closely with suppliers to create efficient and capable enterprise systems."

Chattahoochee Oil Co., and its subsidiary Wilson Oil. Co., is a $200 million petroleum marketing company and was ranked No. 43 on HispanicBusiness' Top 500 Hispanic-owned companies. The firm operates 45 consignment dealer locations and supplies 150 dealers in the commercial, industrial and agriculture industry. It distributes primarily in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

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Prior to purchasing Chattahoochee Oil Co. with a partner in 2006, Mr. Perez was the vice president and CFO of Spectrum Stores for nearly two decades. The regional chain had more than 100 stores in Alabama and Georgia, growing the company to a $300 million enterprise with over 1,000 employees.

PCATS said the Hall of Fame honor goes to individuals who have led to the improvement of retail systems through interoperability, profitability and technological vision. This is just the third Hall of Fame class.

The conference continues through Thursday, May 1, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

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