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PHOENIX -- Brown Evans Distributing and Union Distributing Co. will join forces to create a new company, Senergy Petroleum LLC. David Lueth, Warren Lueth and Kathye Brown will retain joint principal ownership, while former Canyon State Oil President Chris Lindblom will take the reins as president and CEO.
"This merger is a perfect fit. The combined strengths, scale and resources will create a premier distributorship poised for significant and sustainable growth," said Lindblom. "The pace of industry consolidation is accelerating and Senergy will be optimally positioned for the changing market dynamics and continually evolving customer needs of today and tomorrow."
Brown Evans and Union have key-vendor status with more than 4,000 commercial, industrial, agricultural and automotive fuels and lubricants customers, along with branded gasoline dealers, according to the announcement. Senergy's growth strategy will build on this legacy of service by providing increased operational reach, enhanced breadth and depth of expertise, and the most comprehensive products and services portfolio in the area, the company said.
Senergy operations will span the Arizona market and adjacent southwest regional markets.
"The Senergy combination is a game-changing opportunity to take the highest possible standard of quality and service to yet the next level," said Union Distributing co-founding brothers David Lueth and Warren Lueth. "Senergy will be well positioned at the forefront of petroleum distribution in Arizona."
"Senergy creates an exciting opportunity for our valued employees, and an exceptionally capable supplier partner for our loyal customers," said Brown Evans President Kathye Brown. "We are extremely pleased to see our histories of excellence and success move forward as Senergy."
Brown Evans, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011, is headquartered in Mesa, Ariz., and offers a full line of lubricants, wholesale fuels and a network of Pacific Pride commercial fueling sites. Union Distributing is headquartered in Phoenix and operates full-service bulk fuels and lubricants terminals, warehousing and offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.