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.