Ben Thomas of UST Training Joins PEI Board

September 14, 2020

Ben Thomas, UST Training (Center) stands by friends Ryan Harrigan, Oil Equipment Company, (Left), and Mark Barolo EPA OUST (Right) at last year’s PEI Show.

Ben Thomas, President of UST Training, has been elected to represent the Affiliates Division of the Board of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) for a two-year team. The Affiliate Division represents a large and diverse group of companies that support the other petroleum equipment divisions such as manufacturing (makes parts) and distribution (shares parts), service and construction (maintains and builds parts).

Ben will assume the role from Chris Santy of Patriot Capital Corporation at the 2020 PEI Virtual Convention this November.

Ben is also currently a member of the PEI RP 900 Committee, which oversees the national standard for inspecting UST systems.

UST Training to proud to not only be a national training solution for Class A/B and C UST operators but to be part of the national landscape of providers who dedicate their careers to keeping fueling systems safe and reliable.

According to their web page:

The Petroleum Equipment Institute is a trade association whose members manufacture, distribute and service petroleum marketing and liquid handling equipment.

Founded in 1951, PEI represents more than 1,600 member companies in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Members include manufacturers, sellers and installers of equipment used in service stations, terminals, bulk plants, fuel, oil and gasoline delivery, and similar petroleum marketing operations.

Learn more about PEI here at

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