Hiller Group to Market Phillips 66 Aviation Brand in Midwest

April 24, 2009
Aviation fuels marketer to brand existing FBOs in 12 states.

Aviation fuels marketer the Hiller Group will brand its existing FBOs in 12 midwest states to the Phillips 66 Aviation brand as part of an agreement between ConocoPhillips and the Hiller Group to expand both companies presence in the region.

"Both Hiller and Phillips want to grow our Aviation fuel businesses," says Rod Palmer, Manager of General Aviation for ConocoPhillips. "Combining Hiller's marketing and customer service strengths with Phillips refining and supply strength will position both our companies to grow in this region."

The Hiller Group, established in 1975, entered the aviation fuels marketing business in 1985. Today the company provides aviation fuels and support services to over 400 FBOs, corporate flight departments and commercial operators across the eastern half of the US.

The company will represent the Phillips 66 Aviation brand in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.

"We're excited about the opportunity to represent a brand with such a long legacy and commitment to aviation," says Marty Hiller, President of the Hiller Group. "Aligning with Phillips in a region of the country where they have refining and supply strength positions us to grow our business. We will offer the full product line, including avgas and both Jet-A and pre-blended Jet, to our existing FBOs in the region and begin efforts to expand our services and offerings to more FBOs in this region under the Phillips 66 Aviation brand."