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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Shell Marketers (NASM) announced the departure of its president, Darrell K. Smith.
After two and a half years of service, Smith plans to return to his previous employer, the Industrial Minerals Association—North America and the National Industrial Sand Association, as executive vice president. His final day with NASM will be May 15.
NASM praised Smith for embracing the petroleum marketing industry, and said he has championed the causes of its members by working diligently in Washington, D.C. to ensure the voices of Shell marketers were heard by the nation's lawmakers.
"I hope my efforts have strengthened the businesses that have tied their fortunes to the Shell brand, and I leave with fond memories of the marketers and Shell employees with whom I have had the opportunity to work," Smith said in a statement.
A familiar name in the petroleum marketing industry, Tom West, will be returning to NASM during the search for a replacement. West served as president of NASM (and its predecessor, the National Association of Texaco Marketers) for 27 years.
NASM said its members wish Smith all the best in his continued endeavors, and extend gratitude to West for his willingness to serve during this transition period. All efforts will be made by the staff and leadership to continue providing important services and information to NASM members during this time of change, the organization stated.