Charlie Burns Elected President of PEI

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2018/Petroleum Equipment Institute/ — Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members elected Charles Burns president of the organization during its 68th annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas.

Burns most recently served as PEI vice president. His one-year term will begin Jan. 1, when he will replace current PEI President Robert Peavey, president of PumpTex Inc. in Beaumont, Texas.

Burns is president of The Oscar W. Larson Co. in Clarkston, Michigan. He is a member of the PEI Strategic Long Range Planning Committee and has served as PEI treasurer and on the PEI Education & Convention Committee and chaired the PEI Safety Committee.

“PEI members, the staff and I look forward to working with Charlie in 2019,” said Rick Long, executive vice president and general counsel of PEI. “Please join me in congratulating Charlie on his presidency and leading the association.”

Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. For more information, visit