Bill Renz and Stephanie Wix Promoted within U.S. Gain and U.S. Lubricants Divisions
U.S. Venture announced the promotion of Bill Renz to general manager for U.S. Gain and U.S. Lubricants. Previously, Renz was general manager for U.S. Gain. With extensive experience in management, operations and engineering, Renz led the expansion of U.S. Gain, which has become a national leader in the CNG industry. He formed partnerships with fleet owners across the country to provide them with a cleaner, more affordable, more effective way of operating their business. U.S. Gain has a network of more than 50 CNG stations across North America.
“Bill’s enthusiasm and leadership skills make him the perfect fit for this position,” says John Schmidt, CEO/president of U.S. Venture. “Bill really connects with both our customers and his team members, and I’m confident his talents will take us to new heights.”
Renz is a Wisconsin native and University of Wisconsin Madison graduate with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering with a specialization in management.
In addition, Stephanie Wix has been promoted to vice president of sales of U.S. Gain and U.S. Lubricants. She will oversee all aspects of sales in North America and work to cultivate synergies across both businesses. Prior to the promotion, Wix was division director of sales for U.S. Gain and drove the growth of the CNG business.
“Stephanie has been instrumental in growing a national network for U.S. Gain throughout the last four years by developing a high-caliber sales team in North America,” says Renz.
Wix has 10 years in lubricants and diesel exhaust fluids sales in the trucking and construction industries. Before joining U.S. Gain in February 2013, Wix was a territory manager for Mid-Town Petroleum/Reladyne in Chicago.