U.S. Gain Hires Mike Bolin as West Coast Business Development Manager
Appleton, Wis. – November 3, 2017 – U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc., hired Mike Bolin as a business development manager. In this role, he will oversee current and future opportunities on the west coast to grow the division’s GAIN® Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) network.
In this position, Bolin will be responsible for educating fleets on the benefits of natural gas as a transportation fuel—providing various options to access it using U.S. Gain’s current network. He will also build out customized solutions throughout the western region of the United States.
“Mike brings more than four decades of fleet knowledge, strategic foresight, and customer contacts to our business,” said U.S. Gain’s President Mike Koel. “He’s a true thought leader, and we’re excited for him to join our team.”
Prior to working at U.S. Gain, Bolin worked as the senior account executive at Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas). He rose through the ranks and became a team lead at the age of 26. Under his leadership, his maintenance facility had the lowest cost per vehicle mile for the entire company which was held for 10 straight quarters until his promotion into management.
He went on to support several large CNG fleets including the City of Los Angeles, Orange County Transit Association, Metro Transit Authority, Hearst Castle, the Disneyland Resort, Waste Management, and many other cities and schools. Bolin was also a recent recipient of the Energy Solutions Center award for his work with the MTA. During his tenure with the NGV team, there was sustained growth to 145 million therms a year.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with U.S. Gain, a forward-thinking company and market leader,” Bolin said. “With a focus on sustainability and long-term RNG commitments, I’m excited to help customers achieve their goals and expand U.S. Gain’s network.”
Bolin holds a bachelor’s degree from Biola University in organizational leadership as well as associate degrees in marketing, automotive, and diesel. Additionally, he spent time teaching automotive classes at the collegiate level. At Rio Hondo College, he helped start the Alternate Fuel Center and was an instructor for the first ASE F1 Alternate Fuel Training facility in the nation. Further, he is an ASE master in the automotive and diesel segments.