Michael E. Ashbaker

Mike attributes his work ethic to the time he spent working on his uncle’s farm in Idaho during the summers of his junior high and high school years. His figure it out and get the job done attitude has allowed him to enjoy various roles throughout his career. Mike joined our team in the fall of 2016 after being attracted to our family-ran company’s values and vision.

Mike has several years’ experience working in the petroleum distribution industry. He began his career in 2000 at Dial Oil Company servicing fuel and lubricant customers throughout NM, UT, CO and AZ. During this time Mike managed assignments of increasing responsibilities, while developing keen leadership skills. In 2007 Mike moved his family to Midland, TX and joined United Fuel and Energy (UFE) as the Director of Procurement for Lubricants. UFE had over 11 bulk plant facilities and 65 cardlocks throughout OK, TX, NM & AZ. SC Fuels acquired UFE in 2010 and Mike became Vice President taking on the full management responsibility of the organization until it was sold in 2013. After the sale of UFE, Mike relocated his family to Southern California to fill the role of General Manager for the Southern California Commercial division of SC Fuels. Over the next three years he held the roles of Senior Vice President of Operations and President.

Mike earned a BS in Psychology from Utah State University. He has attended several training courses in the industry and has received certification in Counselor Based Selling, Quality Assurance, Lubricant Engineering and Inventory Management. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and their 2 children in various outdoor activities. They also enjoy traveling and visiting new places during their annual family vacation.