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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (WPMCA) has appointed Riiser Energy President and CEO Jim Kemerling as chairman of the board of directors.
Kemerling and business partner Richard Dudley acquired the Wasau, Wis.-based Riiser Energy from Tom Riiser in 1999, according to a WPMCA news release. Today, Riiser owns and operates 26 convenience stores, three truck stops and one restaurant, and employs approximately 350 workers.
"Representing the interests of our members is a great honor," said Kemerling. "As chairman of the WPMCA board, I will work to protect our members' interests in these challenging economic times. There are many important issues impacting our industry and I look forward to working with our members to educate Wisconsin's legislators to help them understand the important impact our industry has on Wisconsin's economy."
The WPMCA represents more than 2,000 independent petroleum marketers, convenience store owners, truck stop and travel plaza operators, automotive oil change outlets and other automotive service providers throughout Wisconsin, according to the release.