May 2, 2016

On April 2nd Stillwater held our 6th Annual Meeting in Irvine, CA. The Annual Meeting originated in 2011 with a handful of people sitting around a kitchen table discussing the future of the company. Since then it’s grown to a weekend-long event with 29 attendees, starting with a kick-off party at Stillwater World Headquarters. Associates flew in from all over the country and Canada to share work experiences, collaborate, improve the business, and enjoy each other’s company.

Lots of exciting things came out of this year’s meeting. Here are a few of the things we’ll be focusing on this year.

  • Stillwater’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Newsletter – Our unique publication on California’s LCFS and the efforts to implement similar standards around the country. We’re offering this subscription service through our Stillwater Publications website.
  • Fallout from the Cratered Crude Oil Market – There will be lots of fallout from bottomed out crude prices and we’ll be watching and writing about it. One particular trend we’ll be paying attention to is the rash of bad contracts that were written during the crude oil boom. Now that the market is busted, those contracts are in contention and law suits are on the rise.
  • War Stories – a new blog series focusing on the deep well of experience at Stillwater Associates. War Stories are personal accounts from our Associates about life in the trenches of the transportation fuels industry. We’ve  seen it all and we’ll be writing about it here.
We have grown every year since that first meeting at the kitchen table. The 2016 Annual Meeting was the most dynamic one yet. Look for big things from us this year and into 2017.