U.S. Gain hires West Coast business development manager

Mike Bolin will oversee current and future CNG opportunities in the West Coast for the Gain Clean Fuel network.

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November 6, 2017
Waste Today Staff
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U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, has hired Mike Bolin as a business development manager to oversee current and future opportunities on the West Coast for the Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) network.

In this position, Bolin will be responsible for continued education to fleets on using CNG as a transportation fuel and the various options to access it using Gain’s current network and building out customized solutions throughout the western region of the U.S.

“Mike brings more than four decades of fleet knowledge, strategic foresight and customer contacts to our business,” U.S. Gain President Mike Koel, says. “He’s a true thought leader, and we’re excited for him to join our team.”

Prior to working at U.S. Gain, Bolin worked as the senior account executive with the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), San Diego. He took a leadership role at age 26, where his maintenance facility had the lowest cost per vehicle mile for the entire company, which was held for 10 straight quarters until his promotion into management.

He went on to support several large CNG fleets including the city of Los Angeles, Orange County Transit Association, Metro Transit Authority (MTA), Hearst Castle, the Disneyland Resort, Waste Management and many other cities and schools. Bolin was also a recent recipient of the Energy Solutions Center award for his work with the MTA. During his tenure with the natural gas vehicls team, there was sustained growth to 145 million therms a year. 

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with U.S. Gain, a forward-thinking company and market leader,” Bolin says. “With a focus on sustainability and pursuing a long-term commitment to RNG, I’m excited to have a role in helping customers achieve their goals and expanding Gain’s network.”

Bolin holds a bachelors degree from Biola University in organizational leadership, as well as associate degrees in marketing, automotive and diesel. He has also spent time teaching automotive classes at the college level. At Rio Hondo College, he helped start the Alternate Fuel Center and was an instructor for the first ASE F1 Alternate Fuel Training facility in the nation. He is also an ASE master in both the automotive and diesel segments.