Mansfield Oil adds Western Ethanol

By Luke Geiver | May 21, 2010
Posted June 3, 2010

Mansfield Oil Co. has acquired California-based ethanol fuel distributor, Western Ethanol Co. LLC. Mansfield who also owns C&N Co., a biofuels distribution and marketing company, will now have access to Western Ethanol's customer base which includes major gasoline refiners and large gasoline blenders as well as retailers throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

"Our acquisition of Western Ethanol is an important addition to our renewable fuels strategy and provides Western's customers and suppliers with long-term stability in a partner they have valued for years," said Douglas Haugh, executive vice president of Mansfield Oil.

Along with the addition of Western Ethanol, Mansfield Oil will also bring on Doug Vind, president of Western Ethanol to the Mansfield Renewable Energy team. "He has been an innovator in the ethanol industry over the past two decades and we look forward to integrating his vision and experience into our long-term strategy for our renewable fuels business," said Haugh.

Dave Cady of Mansfield Renewable Energy also said the company is excited to add Vind. "And by leveraging his experience in the west, in conjunction with the C&N division nationally and our ethanol team in Charlottesville, Va., we will now have the most complete nationwide ethanol marketing and supply team in the country," said Cady.

"We look forward to offering our customers the additional supply chain management capabilities provided by Mansfield being able to grow both our wholesaling efforts and proprietary ethanol transloading services business with their support," said Vind.