We would like to welcome Duane Blair to the Mascott Sales family.
Duane has a well-rounded background in the industry.
He worked for Pacific Convenience and fuels as it grew from 100 stores to over 300 stores. He held multiple positions while with PC&F. He started out working with the property department organizing files for potential property purchases. He then moved to the maintenance department to help with dispatching and was a liaison with vendors for site repairs and other service work. He also was responsible for keeping environmental compliance files updated for each of the sites. He then moved back to the property department and was responsible for updating and negotiating property lease agreements with both operators and land owners.
Duane then left PC&F and went to work for Tyree Oil. At Tyree he was the business development manager for card lock. This required him to have good relationships with customers and grow the card lock business. He also was responsible for a ground up Chevron/Pacific Pride site. This included everything from site design to hiring the staff to run the store.
Then Duane decided he wanted to go into business for himself. He took over a smaller C-store/gas station right out in front of the University of Oregon. He was able to make the site a top producing site and in doing so was approached by another store operator in the area that wanted to work with him and trade some sites up north in the Portland/Vancouver area for the site in Eugene. Duane saw this as an opportunity to grow his business so he took advantage of it. He was able to acquire stores in Camas and Black Lake WA. The stores he acquired were supplied by Jacksons Oil and Duane developed a very strong relationship with Jacksons. Duane was also able to take his sites all the way to the top in customer service for 2016, His company is listed as a gold customer service company. This only give to 2% of the shell sites in the country. He also had one store that not only toped all the stores in the area but was also one of 2 top stores for the entire US in customer service.
Duane is very personable and will do an excellent job at promoting Mascott’s lighting lines.
We look forward to seeing what he can do and how far he can go.