(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. (COI) has announced the appointment of Bob Kenyon as division president. The Savannah-based subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc. has been a trusted name in the fuel and lubricant management business for over 100 years.

“Bob has the expertise and knowledge of the industry to lead COI into the future,” said Christian Demere, Colonial Group president and CEO. “More importantly, he has the leadership skills to develop and build upon the great team we have here at Colonial. Bob is high-energy and extremely enthusiastic about growing the business and building great teams. I am excited to work with him and look forward to what is to come for the divisions he will lead.”

In his new position, Kenyon will report to Colonial Group COO Brett Giesick.

With more than 28 years of experience in fuel operations, he most recently served as senior vice president, Sales & Marketing for Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Kenyon is also the former president of Atlas Oil Company where he led the company’s nationwide sales, marketing, supply, operations and administrative resources spanning 20 terminals and more than 900 employees.

Colonial Oil Industries is one of the largest independent oil companies in the Southeast, having served the region since 1921. With strategic ocean storage in Savannah; Charleston, SC; and Jacksonville, FL; as well as numerous terminals along the pipelines, the company has an extensive network to supply gasoline and diesel fuel to the Eastern U.S. and additionally operates a broad petroleum distribution network throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to support lubricant and diesel exhaust fluid demand.

Kenyon holds a BBA in business management from Eastern Michigan University. He has also completed advanced executive education studies at the University of Michigan. He serves on the board of the American Diabetes Association of Michigan and is a member of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association.

“Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading energy distributors with a proud history of performance for over 100 years,” Kenyon said. “My family and I are excited to be relocating to Savannah and we look forward to an exciting and impactful road ahead.”

Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. is a division of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. Colonial Oil Industries is a trusted name in the fuel and lubricant management business in the U.S. Southeast. That trust has been earned by consistently supplying customers with the advantage of value-added and effective, single-source service for over 100 years. From technical services to customized fuel blends and from SMARTank equipment and services to a complete lineup of high-quality lubricant products, customers rely on Colonial Oil Industries for service efficiency, on-time delivery, and competitive, wholesale prices. The Colonial Oil team upholds standards of character, integrity, respect, consistency, and an unwavering pursuit of excellence through diligent work to earn their customers’ respect, trust and business.

A fourth generation family-owned business founded in 1921, Colonial Group Inc. (“Colonial Group”) is a diversified energy and port-related company headquartered in Savannah and one of America’s largest privately-held companies. In 2021, the company marked its 100th anniversary by celebrating with its dedicated team of more than 2,000 employees, giving to hometown causes and observing historical milestones. Over the years, the business has diversified to be the umbrella company of Colonial Oil, Colonial Terminals, Colonial Fuel & Lubricant Services, Enmarket, Colonial Energy, Colonial Chemical Solutions, Colonial Towing, Savannah Yacht Center and Aqua Smart. For more information on Colonial Group Inc., please visit www.colonialgroupinc.com.

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.

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