Lykins Energy Solutions
Photo - From Left to Right:
D. Jeff Lykins (Seated), Robert J. Manning, Ronald Lykins
President / CEO
D. Jeff Lykins
Jeff Lykins is President and CEO of the Lykins Energy Solutions. Founded in 1948 by Jeff's grandfather, Lykins Energy Solutions is still family owned and operated. Jeff is a third generation family member who describes himself as "an Energy Marketer." Lykins is a Marathon, BP, Shell and Gulf marketer supplying over 160 independent dealers. The company, headquartered in Milford, Ohio, employs over 250 people, and has over $1 billion in sales.
Over the years Lykins Energy Solutions has diversified into several specialized aspects of the energy industry including branded fuel sales, propane, electricity, card locks, natural gas, commercial fleet fueling, wet hosing, pipeline sales, petroleum transportation, petroleum wholesaling in 15 States, and servicing more than 25,000 residences with home heating oil and propane.
Very active in the energy industry, Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Petroleum Marketers and C-Stores Association and also served for two years as OPMCA Chairman, as well as on the OPMCA nominating committee. Additionally, he has served as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Petroleum Marketers of America and also as Chairman of the Brands committee and as a member of the Executive and Nominating committees and Chairman of the Petroleum Marketers Educational Foundation. Jeff has served as the Chairman of the Board of directors of the BP Amoco Marketers Association and as Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sigma.
Equally committed to the local community as well as the energy industry, Jeff has served as the President of the Milford / Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the former National Bank & Trust in Wilmington Ohio, and has served as chairman of several chamber committees including governmental affairs, economic development, Frontier Days and as City Councilman and Vice Mayor of the City of Milford. Jeff has served as President of the Clermont County Community Improvement Corporation, a Board member of the Economic Development Council of Clermont County and the board of the Greater Cincinnati Autism Society, the board of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau and most recently he serves on the board of the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation.
Jeff attended the University of Cincinnati, enjoys spending time on his boat the "Thunderchild" and is a private pilot. He lives in Milford, Ohio, and has two children Andrea and DJ that currently represent the fourth generation of the Lykins family to be in the energy business.
Vice President / CFO
Robert J. Manning
Bob is a CPA with an accounting degree from Miami University, and a MBA from Xavier University. He worked in public accounting for ten years prior to joining Lykins.
Bob and his wife, Cheryl live in Milford, Ohio along with their two sons - Mark and Kevin. Bob is currently serving on Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Chairman and has served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He is also on the financial committee for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and is a member of the Events Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth. Bob is also a board member of the Health Source of Ohio Foundation.
Bob enjoys outdoor activities including an occasional round of poor golf.
Ron has been a part of the industry all his life and has a "hands on" approach to his position at Lykins. He and his wife Regina enjoy outdoor activities and live in Milford, Ohio.