PETRA OIL PRESIDENT NAMED HISPANIC MALE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
BY HOUSTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Award Presented as Part of the Chamber’s 2017 Annual Awards Gala November 18
HOUSTON, TX, November 20, 2017 – Arnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil Company, a Houston-based leader in the aftermarket automobile industry, was named 2017 Hispanic Male Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala November 18.
Gacita, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba with his family when he was seven months old, was chosen for his outstanding leadership capabilities and strong commitment to community service. The founder of Petra Oil, which produces automotive maintenance products and service programs, Gacita has grown the company to its position as a trusted brand throughout the United States and in 28 countries in a record seven years’ time.
His business success is matched by his commitment to community service. For example, every year, the entire staff of Petra Oil takes a day off to give back to the community – this year for a project to feed the homeless. In addition, Gacita is a strong supporter of area schools and teachers, regularly hosting teacher appreciation days, providing meals for all the teachers and staff. He is also a mentor for Christian colleges, has sent trucks of food and supplies to help flood victims, and is currently working on a project to build an orphanage in Brazil.
“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Gacita. “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an extremely important resource for Houston’s Hispanic business community, and I deeply appreciate being recognized by such an outstanding organization.”
“The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the largest demographic group in the region and $60 billion in annual economic activity,” said Dr. Laura G. Murillo, President and CEO. “The Annual Awards is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic leaders in Houston who make this economic progress possible.”
Six separate awards will be presented at the gala, which recognizes successful executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders chosen from hundreds of nominations every year.
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, celebrates 5 years of innovation and product development for the automotive aftermarket industry.
Petra Oil has unmatched experience in the automotive industry; from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales. Petra Oil knows the automotive business.
Petra Oil is one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the US with over 150 products and specialized automotive service equipment. The company is supported by three major brands: Petra, PetraShield, PetraFlate; and is available in 23 countries and growing.
Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality products with innovative programs. In addition comes an unprecedented level of training enabling Petra to deliver unmatched service, top tier industry results and strong customer loyalty programs that fuel Petra’s worldwide expansion.
Here is what our customers are saying about us:
“It is wonderful to know that you are going to be celebrating your 5th Anniversary. We take the opportunity to wish your company a very bright and prosperous future both in America and Asia.
Our warmest congratulations!” – Li, S-W-F in China
“Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! With a great product line and excellent distributor support we look forward to growing the Texas market with Petra for many years to come!”
– Hector Gonzalez, Managing Partner, JR Marketing Group, LLC
Happy 5th anniversary Petra!
We are very pleased to be partners with your company. Thanks for all you do!
– Jerry Jackson, Fixed Operations Director, Freedom Chevrolet Buick GMC, Freedom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Love Field Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
“Congratulations Arnold and the Petra staff on five years! It has been a pleasure doing business with Petra and I look forward to many more years of prosperity.” – John Hightower, Premier Automotive
“Congratulations Petra Team on reaching a very exciting milestone of 5th Corporate Anniversary. That is a great accomplishment, especially in this day and age when it is so tough to succeed. It just shows Company commitment to deliver Quality products with strong work ethics. I know there will be many more years of success and service to your customers. I look forward to many years working together.”
– Sandeep Ghai, Precision Tune GCC – Oman
“Congratulations to Petra Oil on their 5th anniversary. It has been a real pleasure working with a company that shares our value for quality and be responsive to our needs to better service our customers.” – Jeff and Greg Beck, FEA Florida/Georgia
About Petra Oil Company
Petra Oil Company, one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the United States, bringing high quality products and services along with decades of experience to the aftermarket automotive industry. Petra Oil Company is located at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas.
For more information, call 888-Petra-61 or 713-856-5700.
Petra Oil Company Media contact:
Debbie Yorek, Media Relations
Phone: (888) Petra-61