Andy Smith heads up Fuelmate

Andy Smith brings 17 years experience in the fuel card business to Rix-owned Fuelmate
Andy Smith brings 17 years experience in the fuel card business to Rix-owned Fuelmate
Well-known industry professional Andy Smith has been appointed to head up the Rix-owned Fuelmate fuel card operation.
“Fuel cards are my background. I started as a sales rep at 19-years old and have worked in the industry ever since.
“In that time I’ve always been aware of Rix – the company has a great reputation – so I’m am really pleased to have been appointed to head up Fuelmate which has fantastic potential.
During his career Andy has launched a fuel card division from a standing start, growing it to turnover £50m in nine years.  At 29 he was appointed to senior management level managing both fuel card and retail divisions. He has spent the past four years working in Ireland to grow his knowledge of the European fuel card market.
“I will be looking to capitalise on, and grow, the existing brand value of the business whilst working closely with sales and account teams to ensure we’re deriving the greatest value we can from our resources for our customers.
“I have my eye firmly on growth and I’m looking forward to taking the business to the next level.”
“Andy has a great pedigree in the industry,” said  Rory Clarke, managing director of Rix Petroleum.
“We’re very excited to have him on board and confident that Fuelmate is great hands with Andy at the helm.”
Hull-based Fuelmate currently employs 15 people across sales, account management and admin roles.  The company supplies all major fuel cards including Keyfuels and UK Fuels, BP, Shell, Texaco, Esso, European card DKV and Fleetmate – a bespoke solution aimed at fleet operators and based on the specific requirements of the client.
“Fuelmate can be tailored to the fleet operator’s needs and it’s is also scaleable,” added Andy. “It can be used by companies operating fleets of just three or four vehicles up to those with hundreds of vehicles.”