SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 8, 2016) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced the appointment of Anna Crowder as Quality Control Manager, reporting to Chris Taylor, Director of Specialty Chemicals. Based at the company’s plant in Elmendorf, Texas, Crowder will be responsible for overseeing the ISO certification for VP’s Texas facility and working on quality assurance for all company divisions and product lines.
Along with an M.S. in Chemistry, Crowder brings more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Most recently she taught courses dealing with quality in a laboratory environment at Fort Sam Houston’s Medical Education Training Center in San Antonio, prior to which she was a Quality Assurance Leader working with the FDA on ISO 9001 inspections of the manufacture of over-the-counter drugs. Crowder also spent 10 years as Lab Director for the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department in addition to 10 years in laboratory management focused on cancer research, and reference laboratories.
“For more than 40 years, VP has produced and delivered the highest quality products to its customers,” said Taylor. “Becoming ISO certified will help facilitate VP’s growth and diversification while strengthening its reputation among a broader customer base. Anna brings tremendous experience in this area, assuring VP’s historic commitment to quality will remain at the forefront of our growth.”
“I have a real passion for quality, so I felt right at home at VP where the whole team has an overriding passion for performance,” said Crowder. “With my background, I understand the critical importance of a good quality system and look forward to helping VP ensure its customers are provided with the best products available.”
About VP Racing Fuels
VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. VP is the Official Racing Fuel of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.
As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more. VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.