Appleton, Wis. – August 27, 2018 – GAIN Clean Fuel/U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc., is pleased to announce two new hires and a promotion as part of a strategic move to support growing demand for natural gas within the transportation sector.
Randy Richards joins GAIN Clean Fuel as a business development manager to promote the adoption of CNG and RNG as an alternative fuel within the areas of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.
“GAIN Clean Fuel has a broad product and service offering, and I look forward to providing unique and flexible solutions to our customers,” Richards says. “This includes expanding Gain’s established CNG infrastructure, providing RNG to fleets seeking greenhouse gas emission reductions and processing grants to offset incremental vehicle costs, strengthening the economic value proposition for fleets seeking clean fuel solutions.”
Richards has more than 25 years of sales leadership in the transportation and technology/software industries, working with leading fleets throughout North America.
It’s exciting to join a company that continually strives to deliver on its vision, invests in its people, and provides their customers with innovative, cutting-edge solutions,” Richards adds. “I intend to bring the company’s core values to an audience of new customers who are looking for a better way to grow and stay relevant in today’s marketplace.”
Marci LaMantia has been hired to focus on market development throughout North America. In her role, LaMantia will identify progressive companies looking to either adopt or expand use of alternative fuels, educating them on the benefits of partnering with GAIN Clean Fuel to meet their financial and sustainability goals.
Marci brings more than 20 years of experience within the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market, most recently holding account executive and market development positions with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas). During Marci’s tenure, she was responsible for the dramatic growth of CNG infrastructure and NGV adoption of leading school districts, transit authorities and municipalities fleets within Southern California.
“I look forward to enthusiastically sharing many business experiences and successes with GAIN Clean Fuel customers,” LaMantia says. “My intent is to elevate our market participation and assist in growing new infrastructure nationwide.”
To continuously provide industry-leading customer support, GAIN Clean Fuel is proud to promote Sara Wiegert to national account manager. She will be responsible for creating outstanding experiences for the company’s customers. Sara will work closely with the business development managers on growth and relationship management within GAIN Clean Fuel’s customer base, further allowing the sales staff to focus on new customer acquisition. Sara brings a strong supply chain, project management and customer service background to the team.
“I’m passionate about the satisfaction of our customers and am excited to find efficiencies throughout their alternative fuel journey, Wiegert says. “Ultimately, I want fleets to be proud of their decision to transition to NGVs, as well as partner with GAIN Clean Fuel.”
“The expansion of our sales team is strategic for us – bringing a broader set of industry knowledge and connections,” says Scott Hanstedt, director of sales for GAIN Clean Fuel. “We’re well-positioned to be the fuel provider of choice for fleets seeking emission reductions and economic savings.”
Corporate Communications, U.S. Venture, Inc.
Marketing Manager, GAIN Clean Fuel
About GAIN Clean Fuel
GAIN Clean Fuel®, a brand of U.S. Gain®, is the very best choice for sustainable energy solutions that reduce emissions for a cleaner tomorrow. We proudly partner with forward-thinking organizations to satisfy their sustainability objectives through the use of compressed (CNG) and renewable (RNG) natural gas. Our 50+ station network, ample access to RNG and deep roots within the transportation industry allow for an efficient, profitable transition to alternative fuel. As a division of U.S. Venture, Inc., we are committed to Finding a Better Way. This progressive way of thinking creates strong, lasting relationships and leads to innovative solutions that ultimately give our customers a competitive edge. For more information, please visit: www.gaincleanfuel.com.
About U.S. Venture
For more than 65 years, U.S. Venture, Inc. has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, and tires and parts for the automotive aftermarket. Guided by its company vision, “To be the very best value-adding distributor of products that vehicles consume in North America,” they deliver unconventional, creative solutions that give their customers a competitive edge. Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, the company’s business divisions are U.S. Oil, U.S. AutoForce®, U.S. Lubricants and U.S. Gain.