Larry J. Stoddard
President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer of RelaDyne, Larry Stoddard is responsible for driving and executing RelaDyne's transformational business strategy from independently run distribution business to an integrated branch network of lubricant, fuel, and reliability services supply through the U.S. Beyond his extensive experience running distribution businesses, Larry brings to RelaDyne a strategic focus on the development and growth of value-added services. Accordingly, he is passionate about driving the evolution and delivery of RelaDyne's Reliability Services line of business. A high-energy, results-driven business leader, Larry has a proven track record of nearly three decades of management success along with a respected reputation for significantly improving operational productivity and customer service.
Prior to RelaDyne, Larry served as Chief Executive Officer of Bradco Supply Corporation, one of the nation's largest roofing supply companies, which was acquired by American Builders & Contractors Supply Company (ABC Supply). At Bradco he was responsible for developing people and systems across brands to improve business and to increase the company's value and profitability.
During much of his career, Larry was involved and a driving force in the growth of Ferguson Enterprises Inc. in Newport News, Virginia, a subsidiary of Wolseley, PLC, in Theale, England. Ranked today as the largest plumbing wholesaler in North America, the company grew during his tenure from $140 million in revenue to more than $8 billion. During that time, Larry managed strategy, teams, training, operations and acquisition integration and was responsible for P&L for much of the company's branch network. He was also involved in the development of their distribution center network and helped lead a logistics program for industrial warehousing and shipping that rivaled the speed and flexibility of leading consumer retailers. Prior to his departure, Larry was serving as COO of Wolseley, a $34 billion distributor with operations in North America, Europe, and the Far East.
Other career highlights include serving as President of the standard products division of Mueller Industries in Memphis, Tennessee, where he managed the company's largest and most profitable division. Larry also serves as chairman of the family-owned business, Crescent Electric Supply, a large regional electrical distribution company in East Dubuque, Illinois.
Larry received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Auburn University. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and three daughters.
Chief Financial Officer
Helton joined RelaDyne in 2012 from Petermann Partners, the largest privately held provider of school bus transportation services in the world, where he had been Vice President and CFO since 2005. As CFO at Petermann, Helton had many tasks, including completing a five roll up acquisition of top 50 school bus contractors and structuring deals to take advantage of various tax planning strategies saving the company over $1 million in annual taxes.
At RelaDyne, Helton’s main priority is to build a finance organization that will provide support to the company in achieving its very exciting growth objectives. His other duties consist of responsibilities for the financial operations of the business including accounting operations, treasury, financial planning and analysis, banking and investor relations.
Paul is a 1987 graduate from the University of Kentucky where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He continues to maintain his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and resides in Villa Hills, Kentucky.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Jess Brown is responsible for RelaDyne's Information Technology platform, including all IT services and support. Under Brown's leadership RelaDyne has leveraged leading-edge technology to install a common computing platform throughout the organization and has integrated the new computing system into all of its business units to foster common operating procedures and capitalize on economies of scale. Other technology highlights include the deployment of a CRM system, a demand planning and forecasting system, and an industry leading B2B customer-facing website.
Prior to joining RelaDyne, Brown spent nearly 24 years with Wolseley PLC, holding positions at group companies Ferguson Enterprises and Stock Building Supply and at Wolseley’s head office. Ferguson, located in Newport News, Va., is the nation's leading plumbing, HVAC and building supply distributor. There, Brown held a variety of technical and business operations positions. He began his career at Ferguson in 1987 as an IT Support Analyst and was promoted into programming, analyst and IT management roles; he steadily rose through the ranks to Ferguson’s Director of IT. In 2004, Brown assumed international responsibility for all Wolseley companies’ software as Director of Software Applications. In addition to creating and deploying technology during his Wolseley group tenure, Brown held roles in business reengineering and optimization, programs to gather market intelligence and gauge customer service, and business restructuring for operational efficiency. During his tenure at Stock Building Supply, he was Director of Business Operations. In this role he developed common business processes to facilitate system utilization.
Brown received a B.S. Degree in Management Information Systems from Christopher Newport University. He has completed executive development programs at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, and management development at the Gallup School of Management.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Jeff Hart leads RelaDyne's strategic market expansion and product partnerships. Drawing on his relationships with industry-leading lubrication-related businesses in diverse market segments, Jeff is building new partnerships for RelaDyne that spur the company's growth and expand its geographic reach—while broadening its offering of products and services to create greater customer value.
A proven entrepreneur, Jeff has more than 14 years of business experience in the petroleum industry in operations, marketing, finance, and applied technology. Since 2003 he has served as president of Mid-Town Petroleum, a company started in 1955 by Jeff's father-in-law. During Jeff's tenure, the company became one of the largest lubricant distributors in the Midwest, growing from $4 million in sales to $40 million and from 7 employees to 60.
Jeff began his career with the management development program of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. From there, he founded his first business, Oilspot.com, Inc., in 1998, raising $5 million in venture capital to expand the business and launch one of the first successful e-commerce products for the lubricant industry. Oilspot.com grew rapidly and in less than three years, developed a customer base of more than 50 lubricant manufacturing and distribution companies before its acquisition in 2000 by FuelQuest Inc, where Jeff served for three years as Vice President of Business Strategy. Jeff is also founder and chairman of BioBlend Renewable Resources, a Chicago-based manufacturer and marketer of bio-based lubricants. These products reduce water pollution and improve the sustainability of the supply chain while protecting valuable equipment.
Jeff is an active board member of the Chevron Texaco Petroleum Marketers Association, the Chevron Marketer Council, and the Chicagoland Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization. He received a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Iowa.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Dan Oehler serves as RelaDyne’s VP of Sales and Marketing and is responsible for leading the RelaDyne sales force and driving RelaDyne's innovative marketing programs to improve customer profitability. Dan served on the strategy team in the formation of RelaDyne, and he is a member of the ELT.
Dan brings to RelaDyne extensive experience in lubricant and fuel distribution, sales process, strategic alliances with major oil companies and managing key sales channels including automotive, commercial, and industrial reliability. He is an industry-leading marketer and responsible for RelaDyne's customer relationship management (CRM) program, pipeline management, sales compensation, branding, business development, e-commerce, and pricing optimization strategies.
Dan currently serves as RelaDyne's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he manages corporate sales and marketing, strategies, budgeting, forecasting, sales pipelines and brand development. Dan also oversees the complete product offering with a strong focus in both major brands and RelaDyne's private label product offerings including DuraMAX, ALLFLEET, and RelaTech.
Dan graduated with honors from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where he received a Bachelor of Science in marketing and co-founded the IU Sales Center and Market Intelligence Program. He is married with three children and resides in West Chester, Ohio.
Executive Vice President, Branch Distribution, Regional Manager North
Doug Oehler is responsible for leading RelaDyne's distribution operations throughout all company locations across the US. In partnership with his peers in finance, sales, Field Reliability Management (FRM), and business development as well as with suppliers, he ensures that RelaDyne's product and service strategies are successfully implemented and that the appropriate human, financial, technological, informational, and material resources are available to deliver world-class customer service.
Doug has more than 28 years of experience in the lubricant distribution business. He co-founded Oil Distributing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his father in 1982 as a spin-off of Tresler Oil Company. During the company's inception, Doug served in a part-time sales role while completing his college degree, rising rapidly to positions as Sales Manager, Vice President, and General Manager after joining the company full-time. Since 1998, he served as the company's President, responsible for day-to-day business management, including sales, finance, and operations. He has also overseen the integration of many of the company's 14 acquisitions since 1984.
Doug is currently serving on the Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) council and is President of the Association of Independent Oil Distributors. He is also a member of the National Oil Recycling Association (NORA) and acts as a lubrication industry consultant for Gearson-Lehrman Group. In addition, he has completed numerous oil-related technical courses to enhance his knowledge of lubrication excellence. Along with these professional activities, he serves on the board of directors of Boy Scouts of America and is board chair for his church and local school.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business, Doug received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
Executive Vice President, Regional Manager South
Glenn Pumpelly is responsible for RelaDyne's Gulf Coast region business operations to bring the company's best-in-class products and services to customers, create synergies throughout the Gulf Coast, grow the Field Reliability Management business, and ensure that RelaDyne provides the most effective customer service programs in the industry.
Since 1989, Glenn served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Pumpelly Oil Company, LLC, a leading Gulf Coast distributor of national-branded lubricants; specialty products and chemicals; and diesel fuel and gasoline. Glenn's entire career has been dedicated to the lubrication industry, where he has served as Director of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America and as President of the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association.
Glenn is also highly active in his community, contributing his time and expertise to the boards of several charitable and professional organizations, including the board of directors of MidSouth Bank; SWLHS-Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, where he served as Chair in 2008; and McNeese State University Foundation, where he served as President from 1999 to 2000. Other positions include board Chair for the Chamber of Commerce Southwest Louisiana, campaign chair of United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Chair of Crime Stoppers of Southwest Louisiana, president of Children's Museum of Lake Charles, Chair of Calcasieu Parish Heart Association, Director of Foreman-Reynaud YMCA, Lake Charles YMCA, and the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he served as Chair from 1999 through 2002.
Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Louisiana Tech University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Walt Rodgers is responsible for all human resources activities, most notably leading the company's efforts to instill a common culture throughout the organization. Rodgers' duties include all recruiting and hiring, employee benefit programs, payroll, training and other related functions for the company.
Prior to joining RelaDyne, Rodgers spent nearly 27 years with Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Newport News, Va., one of the nation's leading plumbing; pipes, valves and fittings; and building supplies wholesale distributors . During this time, he rose through the ranks of the organization, assuming a variety of management positions with ever-increasing responsibilities. Most recently, he was Manager of Talent Development, a position he held since 2007. In this role, Rodgers was responsible for aligning, creating and implementing key training strategies and curriculum to optimize the effectiveness of all field and management personnel, as well as grow associate retention. Prior to that position, he was Director of Ferguson's HVAC Business Group from 2002-2007, where he drove strategies and supporting tactics of the $1 billion division of the company.
Other positions Rodgers held at Ferguson included Manager of Branch Operations, Southern Region, from 1998-2002; Branch General Manager, in Boston from 1995-98; Manager, Plumb Source Division, in Columbus, Ohio from 1991-95; Operations Manager, in Orlando from 1989-91; and Sales Executive, from 1987-89. He began his career at Ferguson as an Executive Trainee in Orlando, during 1984.
Rodgers received a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University, as well as completed separate condensed M.B.A and M.B.A/Executive Education programs at the University of North Carolina and University of Virginia, respectively.
Vice President Reliability Services
Scott Hill is responsible for the continued growth and development of RelaDyne and its acquired companies. He brings over 20 years of business experience in operations, sales and finance in the fuel, lubricants, and reliability services segments.
Scott began his career in 1991 in the lubricant and fuels sales department with Hill Oil Company, a family-owned company founded in 1946 and acquired by RelaDyne in 2011. From there, Scott advanced to President and Chief Executive Officer, leading the company into a fully diversified fuel, lubricants and services marketer, serving the commercial, industrial, and agriculture industries.
For over 15 years Scott paved the way for Hill Oil to become one of the top Chevron Marketers in the Southern United States. Scott formed a services division known as PetroClean Solutions, now a part of RelaDyne Reliability Services, performing flushing and filtration services across the country for various power generation customers. This addition to the Hill Oil portfolio allowed for over a decade of constant growth in the fuel, lubricants, and services division of Hill Oil, leading the company to be recognized annually as a top performing Chevron Signature Class marketer based on customer-driven performance and reliability.
Scott remains active in his community, serving on the Louisiana Tech College of Business Advisory Board, First National Bank Board of Directors, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors. Scott has served on the Chevron North American Lubricants Council and many other trade steering committees as well as co-founded Type 1 Krewe for Juvenile Diabetes in North Louisiana.
Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana Tech University.
Vice President of Business Development
David Schumacher leads RelaDyne's strategic business development initiatives and provides leadership in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, market expansion, and strategic supplier partnerships. At RelaDyne, Schumacher is responsible for building a world-class business development organization that drives long-term sustainable growth. As a member of RelaDyne’s Executive Leadership Team, he works closely with functional leadership and regional and branch management to support, drive and execute strategic growth and profitability initiatives. Schumacher has been with RelaDyne since 2014 as Director of Business Development which led him into his current role of Vice President in 2016.
Schumacher started his career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining RelaDyne, Schumacher spent nearly 10 years as a private equity investor in middle market companies at Svoboda Capital, Ellipse Capital and Code, and Hennessy & Simmons, where he focused on the wholesale distribution sector. Schumacher was responsible for all aspects of business development, transaction evaluation, due diligence, documentation, execution, and ongoing portfolio management. Schumacher held Board of Director positions with Applied Adhesives and Monroe Engineering prior to their successful exits.
Schumacher holds a B.S.B.A degree from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Finance and Applied Mathematics.