Franklin Fueling Systems (FFS), the global leader in total system solutions for the petroleum equipment market, announced today the promotion of John Adrian to the position of VP Sales-Americas.
John has a total of 27 years of experience in the retail petroleum industry. Over the last 8 years, John has led the strong market growth for FFS in the Western Region, as well as leading and developing the Western Region sales team.
John has a BA in Business Administration from Point Loma University and a MBA in Business Management from Pepperdine University.
When asked about the promotion, John said “I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue the development of a world-class sales team within the Americas, to passionately support our customer needs and to deliver the results our shareholders expect.”
Describing himself as an ‘Industry Kid’, John’s first job out of college was with ARCO Products Company in California, where his father worked for 33 years. John himself stayed with ARCO for 11 years, establishing a track record of outstanding performance and increased responsibilities. By 1997 John had worked his way up to AM/PM Regional Sales Manager and was managing all Arco retail facilities within the San Diego market.
In 2000 John moved on to Dresser Wayne, Austin, TX, where he was promoted to Chevron National Account Manager after the first year. In just two years he was promoted from National Account Manager to Regional Sales Manager.
“With John’s exceptional industry background we’re certain that he will prove an excellent addition to our team,” said Jay Walsh, Executive Vice President for FFS. “This is the beginning of an exciting time for Franklin Fueling Systems.”
John will work with Curt Trondson during the balance of 2015 to ensure a smooth transition, and will be relocating to Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Bonnie. “Curt Trondson will retire in early 2016 after a wonderful career spanning more than 40 years. Franklin is grateful for the daily passion and dedication Curt has brought to our company and the industry in total,” commented Mr. Walsh. “We are so happy for Curt as he begins his transition to the next chapter.”
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