Morrisville, NC – June 1, 2021

The JF Petroleum Group, a MidOcean Partners portfolio company, and the premier provider of fueling system solutions in North America, announced today that Carlton Knowles will join the leadership team as a Vice President responsible for leading the merger and integration activities associated with newly acquired companies.

Keith Shadrick, CEO of the JF Petroleum Group, stated, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Carlton to our executive leadership team. Carlton is a well-respected and seasoned petroleum industry veteran that possesses extensive knowledge and experience on best-in-class operations of Petroleum Equipment Industry (PEI) companies. Carlton understands what it takes to be great in the eyes of the customer. We look forward to Carlton joining our team and leading our business wide initiatives on unification, integration, best practice sharing and driving synergies.”

Carton is a team-oriented business professional with a highly successful track record in sales, the development and management of new business and relationships, and assuring the attainment of the target objectives. Carlton’s impressive PEI career began in 1996 and includes extensive involvement in sales and operations from both the OEM’s and PEI distributor’s perspectives. Carlton joins the JF Petroleum Group after departing his most recent role with Veeder Root as the Director of Sales- Distribution in the Southeastern United States.


The JF Petroleum Group (formerly Jones & Frank) is a leading provider of turn-key distribution, construction and service solutions to the North American fueling infrastructure industry. The company serves retail fueling stations, commercial and government fleets, and emergency power customers through its network of 39 branch offices, 4 distribution centers and over 1,100 employees located across the United States. The JF Petroleum Group represents the premier products in the fueling infrastructure marketplace, including Gilbarco Veeder-Root, VeriFone, OPW, Franklin Fueling and Containment Solutions. To learn more, visit

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