Brown Evans Distributing and Union Distributing Merge to Form Synergy Petroleum
Brown Evans Distributing and Union Distributing today announced plans to join forces and form a new company, Senergy Petroleum LLC. David Lueth, Warren Lueth, and Kathye Brown will retain joint principal ownership, and industry veteran and former Canyon State Oil President Chris Lindblom will lead the new company as President & CEO.
“This merger is a perfect fit. The combined strengths, scale, and resources will create a premier distributorship poised for significant and sustainable growth,” said Lindblom. “The pace of industry consolidation is accelerating and Senergy will be optimally positioned for the changing market dynamics and continually evolving customer needs of today and tomorrow.”
The creation of Senergy unites two highly respected Arizona heritage distributors with roots dating back to 1941. An exceptional customer service focus has earned Union and Brown Evans key-vendor status with over 4000 commercial, industrial, agricultural and automotive fuels & lubricants customers, as well as branded gasoline dealers. Advancing on this legacy of service, Senergy’s strategic growth strategy will provide increased operational reach, enhanced breadth and depth of expertise, and the most comprehensive products & services portfolio in the area. Senergy operations will span the Arizona market statewide, as well as into adjacent southwest regional markets.
“The Senergy combination is a game-changing opportunity to take the highest possible standard of quality and service to yet the next level,” said Union Distributing co-founding brothers David Lueth and Warren Lueth. “Senergy will be well positioned at the forefront of petroleum distribution in Arizona.”
“Senergy creates an exciting opportunity for our valued employees, and an exceptionally capable supplier partner for our loyal customers,” said Brown Evans President Kathye Brown. “We are extremely pleased to see our histories of excellence and success move forward as Senergy.”
Union Distributing Company, headquartered in Phoenix, operates full service bulk fuels and lubricants terminals, warehousing, and offices in Phoenix and in Tucson. Union has grown from a small five person operation in 1986 to a thriving enterprise with 80 team members, today. Integrity and quality have been at its core since its beginnings.
Brown Evans celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011. Wayne and Kathye Brown acquired the company from the Evans family in 1982. Wayne led the company until 1996 when he became Mayor of Mesa and Kathye took the helm as President. With headquarters in Mesa and a talented team of 50, it offers a full line of lubricants, wholesale fuels, and a premier network of Pacific Pride commercial fueling sites.