March 17, 2016 11:15 AM, EDT

ampCNG Names Grant Zimmerman CEO, Consolidates Station Ownership

Natural-gas fuel supplier ampCNG appointed Grant Zimmerman CEO and consolidated ownership of 17 public access stations.

The Chicago-based company said it now owns 100% of the CNG fueling stations that were part of its joint venture with Trillium CNG. All stations will operate under the name of ampCNG.

“This transaction further strengthens our commitment to advancing CNG fueling infrastructure throughout the country and to helping make the transition to CNG as easy as possible for heavy-duty trucking fleets,” Zimmerman said in a statement. “The collaboration with Trillium CNG enabled us to successfully grow our network of CNG stations, and we look forward to working together in our new independent capacities.”

Zimmerman most recently was the company’s senior vice president of business development. He assumes the role from ampCNG co-founder Nate Laurell, who will remain executive chairman of the board, according to the company.

“Over the past year ,Grant has played an integral part in helping us bring six new CNG stations into action,” Laurell said. “His intensity and proven experience creating and sustaining growth in the energy sector make him the right person to lead ampCNG as we build on our achievements to offer even more natural-gas fueling solutions.”

Along with its parent company, AMP Americas, ampCNG operates stations in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. New station projects are under development in California, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas.

The company said its fast-fill fueling stations are located on heavily traveled highway corridors, supporting some of the largest CNG fleets in the country with partners in the food and beverage, agriculture and dairy industries.