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Rittiner Equipment welcomes Bobby Hemphill

Rittiner Equipment Company announces the hiring of Bobby Hemphill as its General Manager. Bobby was a Regional Account Manager with Gilbarco for 18 years covering Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Arkansas. Bobby will be responsible for sales and operations for the 5 Rittiner offices throughout the Gulf Coast.

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Rittiner Equipment Partners with Patriot Capital to Assist Dealers in Meeting EMV Deadline






Rittiner Equipment Partners with Patriot Capital to Assist Dealers in Meeting EMV Deadline


Partnership creates financing resources for C-Store and commercial fueling EMV upgrades



ATLANTA, GA – Rittiner Equipment, a major fuel equipment wholesaler servicing Louisiana, Mississippi and the southern U.S, has partnered with Patriot Capital, a division of State Bank and Trust Company, to provide financing options to help fuel retailers with the installation of upgraded point-of-sale and fuel dispensing equipment to meet EMV payment security standards.


Rittiner Equipment has arranged exclusive access for its equipment customers to a range of dispenser and point-of-sale (POS) financing programs from Patriot Capital to expedite upgrades to forecourt and in-store equipment. These programs  – including Patriot Capital’s new “Easy EMV” program – assist c-stores in meeting the shift to accept EMV “chip card” payment at the gas pump and in-store, and also as a means of meeting fuel consumers’ demands for better conveniences and technologies, both in-store and at the pump.


“Rittiner has long been recognized for both their strong commitment to customer satisfaction and in delivering innovative solutions to their dealers – both values that we at Patriot share with them,” said Chris Santy, President, Patriot Capital, a division of State Bank and Trust Company. “We are flattered to have a long standing relationship with the Rittiner team and to have been chosen as their exclusive equipment-financing partner.”


Based in Harvey, Louisiana, since 1972, Rittiner Equipment has been in the business of sales and installation of a variety of fueling equipment, including gas pumps, underground storage tanks, LED price signs and associated equipment used by fuel retailers and in commercial fueling operations.

“The financing services that Patriot Capital provides to our dealers enables them to quickly be approved to purchase new dispensers, POS or other equipment essential to running an effective convenience store or commercial fueling operation,” said Perry Rittiner, owner, Rittiner Equipment. “Having a strong financing partner is beneficial to both our customers and our sales representatives.”

“Easy EMV” provides a selection of financing and leasing options to multi-site fuel jobbers and convenience store owners that wish to upgrade gas pumps with EMV-compatible equipment prior to the October, 2017, liability shift on the forecourt.


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About Patriot Capital


Patriot Capital, a division of State Bank and Trust Company, specializes in enabling entrepreneurs to succeed by providing hassle-free equipment financing in the retail and commercial fueling verticals and other retail and manufacturing industries. Working with its customers to enable them to optimize their financing and capital structures, Patriot Capital is the leading provider of capital equipment financing and leasing to NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores), PMAA (Petroleum Marketers Association of America) and SIGMA (Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America) members.



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