Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco USA, Lawrence, was elected president of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA of Kansas) during the association’s 98th annual convention at The Oread Hotel, Lawrence, on September 17, 2012. Zaremba has been a member of the association’s executive committee for the past three years. He has also served on the PMCA convention committee, motor fuels and convenience store committee. At the national level Zaremba represents PMCA as a board of director for the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.
Recently, Zaremba made national news by becoming the nation’s first location to sell E15 (15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline) at the Zarco USA “Oasis” station at 1500 E. 23rd Street in Lawrence, KS.
The Family-owned and operated company, established in 1968 by Scott’s father, Stan Zaremba, markets refined petroleum products to farmers, small businesses and government entities throughout the Midwest. Scott has spent his entire life in the energy business. The company includes nine retail locations, has transportation and construction divisions, and owns Sandbar Subs and Hurricane Car Washes.
PMCA of Kansas is a statewide trade association representing the independent marketing segment of the petroleum industry. PMCA membership consists of nearly 300 licensed petroleum distributors, convenience store owners/operators and gasoline retailers. In addition, PMCA’s associate member category is made up of nearly 100 companies that provide programs and services to PMCA distributor and retailer members. The association, with headquarters in Topeka, provides lobbying representation, educational programs and regulatory guidance, as well as other industry-specific services and programs to member firms.
PMCA of Kansas was established in Wichita in 1914 as the Kansas Oil Men’s Association. Zarco USA Inc, evolved out of a family oil business Scott’s father, Stan started in 1968 as a wholesale fuel suppler to farmers, business and governments throughout the Midwest. Scott has spent his entire life in the energy business. Zarco USA Inc. today includes nine retail locations in four counties in Kansas along with Sandbar Subs & Hurricane Car Washes & transportation and construction divisions.. Zaremba is the 81st president of the association. He and his wife, Darby, and their 2 children reside in Lawrence.