FuelQuest Adds Two Key Executives to Management

HOUSTON -- FuelQuest, Inc., a leader in on-demand software and services for the global downstream energy industry, added Tom Benwell and Casey Zandbergen to its management team.

Benwell joins as vice president of sales, and Zandbergen joins as vice president of strategic initiatives. With 2011 expected to be another year of continued domestic and international expansion, the addition of Benwell and Zandbergen provides critical industry and veteran leadership in the areas of sales execution, product development, and new market expansion, the company reported.

"We are pleased to welcome Tom and Casey to our executive management team," said Matt Tormollen, FuelQuest's president and CEO. "Both gentlemen bring extensive industry and functional experience to FuelQuest that will help us achieve our multi-year goals related to product innovation, market expansion, and international growth."

Tom Benwell brings more than twenty years of sales and market development experience to the company. Prior to FuelQuest, he was president and chief executive officer of Argus Advisory Group, a consulting firm specializing in executive development and sales team performance. He also served as vice president of global sales at Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer Corp., as well as vice president of sales and marketing at Nova Graphics International. Benwell received his bachelor of business administration degree from Texas A&M University and proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Casey Zandbergen has more than fourteen years of experience in technology product development and international market expansion in the mid-stream and downstream energy industries. Prior to joining FuelQuest, he was president and chief technology officer at World Telemetry. In addition, Zandbergen led the product development team at LPG Central that created the first patented, EPA approved wireless ATG system. He has also architected and led product development for petrochemical business intelligence and supply chain software solutions at Airgas, Inc. Mr. Zandbergen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa.

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