Bart Johnson Joins Simmons as Fuel Solutions Evangelist
Simmons Corp., one of the largest providers of fuel management around the world, announced the addition of Bart Johnson to its Sales Team. Johnson brings 35 years of experience in the petroleum industry.
Simmons Corp. Vice President of Sales, Kevin Dockery stated; “We are very pleased to have Bart join the Simmons team. I have known Bart for many years and am confident his knowledge, experience and passion for our industry will be a great asset not only to Simmons but also our customers.”
Johnson commented; “Returning to my roots in petroleum marketing/c-store technology, I had the opportunity to consider a lot of options and to get opinions from trusted friends in the industry. Simmons’ 24 years of singular focus on one of the industry’s “hidden” problems (petroleum shrink) has now put them in the position to fundamentally change that game. So, I’m really pumped (pardon the pun!) to join them at this critical moment.”
Johnson joins Simmons with extensive experience in the petroleum industry helping marketers, c-store chains and hypermarket fuel retailers leverage technology to drive business improvement. His early experience running a petroleum distribution company included developing a pioneering automated accounting system that was eventually implemented by more than 100 other petroleum marketing companies. In addition, Johnson was instrumental in the design, development and deployment of enterprise level fuel management, POS, retail back-office and headquarters accounting/financial systems that achieved widespread adoption.
Prior to joining Simmons, Johnson worked outside the industry as Vice President of International Services for Veritas Press, an on-line school and curriculum publisher for children grades K-12. Most of his work for Veritas focused on establishing the Veritas brand in Asia, especially China. Prior to joining Veritas Press, Johnson held the position of Vice President of Sales for the Pinnacle Corporation.