The World Oil Company Picnic was held at Universal Studios this year. Employees came from all over the southwest region to be a part of the company awards show and then spend the rest of the day exploring the park.
This was the biggest company picnic in World Oil Corp. history. Employees came with their families to Universal Studios early in the morning to get a jump on the crowds.
Employees from across the various companies, like Iyke Ugwuegbu, started to arrive early in the morning to participate in the annual company awards show.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Matthew Pakkala took to the stage at the start of the awards show to welcome everyone.
Team members gathered in the open air theater as awards were given out for years of service at the company from 5 to 30 years.
Austin Miller, COO for Refining & Terminals spent a few minutes discussing some of the achievements the company has experienced in the past year.
After the awards show, team members left the auditorium to meet up with their families and explore Universal Studios. l to r: Richard Sprunger – Finance Manager, Ed Kaufman – Chief Legal Officer, WOES Team Member, Joe Edwards – S Cal Regional Manager for WOES, Jeff Baxter VP – Engineering & Recycling Operations
Greg Rodriguez Jr. and his guest sat to have their portraits done by the artist, just outside the dining hall
While people were lining up to have their portraits done, some of the kids were sitting down to with the face paiting artist.
World Oil Recycling held its annual open house on August 12th. This is our opportunity to invite the community in to see how we turn used oil and antifreeze into new products. We had over 700 members from the local community, as well as city and state representatives who came to share in the fun.
The Recycling team took this opportunity to meet with members of the community. We are the largest oil re-refiner in the western United States and visitors started out the tour of the facility with a demonstration of the types of used petroleum products that are processed here. Jim Thivierge is leading the discussion.
Students could be seen sporting new World Oil backpacks.
World Oil Co-CEO’s Robert Roth (on the left) and Steve Roth (on the right) are pictured here with Emma Sharif (center), Compton City Councilwoman for District 4.
Guests are given special access to the facility during the tour. Here they are asking questions of our guide, who is explaining what happens in the control room. Stops on the tour include the lab, control room, antifreeze recycling and used oil recycling.
Jim Ennis, World Oil Recycling & Environmental Services COO is seen here with Nerehida Fernandez as they get ready to great the public. Food trucks came in to serve the event and the kids had a chance to pick up an ballon animal and try some face paint.
L to R: Jeff Baxter VP, Engineering & Recycling Operations, Ed Kaufman, Chief Legal Officer, Rick Taylor, California Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, 64th District
World Oil celebrated the re-opening of station #39 at 3450 West Ball Road in Anaheim today. Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Matthew Pakkala cut the ribbon to officially welcome customers to the latest newly renovated World Express & Union 76 Station.
Here, one of the 76 Team Members is showing a customer the various prizes they can win by just spinning the wheel.
The open house on September 8th lasted for four hours as guests pulled into the station and picked up gift bags at the tents.
Jorge Mendoza on the left, meets the 76 symbol and a station guest.
Something new and innovative is coming to Bakersfield. World Oil has selected Trammell Crow Co. as the master-developer of the new mixed-use, master-planned community. Want to know more? Click Click here to visit the Bakersfield Commons site
World Oil received a surprise batch of thank you notes from the students at Jefferson Eelementary. Our employees are participating in the school’s landscape improvement program and World Oil is helping with trees, plants and supplies.
World Oil Employee Santiago Duarte and his family stop to pose in front the new mural that was put up in part with donations from World Oil Corp.
World Oil’s Alok Das, Jim Thivierge, Jeff Baxter and Julia Tapia tour the campus looking at the results of the schools beautification efforts with Principal Salvador Aquino (third from left).
Each mural contains an inspirational reminder to students.
On October 21st, a large group of volunteers gathered together behind Compton High School to participate in the Compton Creek & Bike Trail Clean-up. Councilmember, Tana McCoy lead the way and team members from World Oil Corp. spent that Saturday picking up trash and clearing debris from along the trail.
Volunteers hard at work clearing our the trail and creating a fresh path for everyone to enjoy.
Jose Arellano and Maria Cortes are pictured here assembling bikes bound for kids in the community this holiday season.
World Oil is participating again in the Champions of Caring Connections Annual Christmas Toy Give Away. The company and its employees donated both money and their time to assemble the bikes that will be distributed at the annual Caring Connections Christmas celebration. This is the 11th year for the event and World Oil will build 100 bikes for the event.
Gregory Francois stops by to lend a hand.
Omar Galindo and Roberto Correa are seen putting the finishing touches on two freshly assembled bikes.
Israel Trujillo tightens up the wheels on a junior bmx bike.
Fred Garcia, Brian Davis, Chris Goff and Shane Caswell stopped by to join the team hard at work.
As part of this year’s PEOPLE Make the Difference event in Las Vegas, World Oil is being recognized for outstanding performance in station operations. Kudos to Richard Arceo, Jorge Mendoza and Raymundo Ibarra for continuing to demonstrate the highest standards in our gas station station maintenance and operations! Well done!
Congratulations to the World Oil Fueling Stations Team for winning the SHELL Service Champion Award for 2017! World’s Shell stations were recognized as the top 1% of all Shell stations in the United States in achieving the highest scorecard ratings covering metrics such as Customer Loyalty, Site Execution and Volume Growth.
Marlene Zimmermann, Vanessa Gamboa and Mariela Cueva
The National Education Association’s program called “Read Across America” has spent the last twenty years encouraging our nation’s young student to read more. The event kicks off each year on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Volunteers from World Oil Recycling have answered the challenge and offered their services.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) through its organization “NBA Cares” donated money towards creating a playground for the students of Jefferson Elementary School in Compton.
As part of this massive effort, World Oil Employee’s gave both of their time and their know how. The school had been pursuing the development of this project for a long time, but it took the NBA’s assistance to turn this dream into a reality. NBA Cares is the league’s global community outreach initiative which focuses on education, youth and family development and health and wellness to provide a positive impact on children worldwide.