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The Amber Resources Family of Companies

Our Story

The Amber Resources family of companies has a deep history in Southern California. We are proud of our roots and strive to uphold the heritage upon which our businesses were founded – industry best service and top quality products delivered with integrity in all transactions.

Dion & Sons

Dion & Sons

Founded in 1930 as Amber Lubricants, Dion & Sons supplied fuels and oils to Southern California’s nascent oilwell drilling industry.

Today, Dion & Sons, as part of the Amber Resources family of companies, is the only full service petroleum distributor in Southern California that can meet YOUR petroleum needs on YOUR schedule with local service. Name your delivery window, delivery method and product and one of our 6 distribution facilities located across the Southland will provide a delivery 24 x 7 x 365.

We specialize in:

  • Fuel – Any Amount, Any Time, Any Way
  • Lubricant solutions and products (Shell, Petro-Canada and Safety-Kleen lubricants)
  • Customized Fleetcard Fuel Programs (Pacific Pride & CFN)
  • Petroleum Industrial Reclamation Services
  • Mil-Spec Lubricants and Corrosion Preventive products
  • General purpose Solvents
  • Racing Fuel (VP and F&L Race Fuels)

Sawyer Petroleum

Sawyer Petroleum

Sawyer Petroleum, founded in 1948 under the name of L.T. Sawyer, was started as a division of Shell, in an area known as Oil Alley in 1930.

Today, Sawyer Petroleum, as part of the Amber Resources family of companies, is the only full service petroleum distributor in Southern California that can meet YOUR petroleum needs on YOUR schedule with local service. Name your delivery window, delivery method and product and one of our six distribution facilities located across the Southland will provide a delivery 24 x 7 x 365.

We specialize in:

  • Fuel – Any Amount, Any Time, Any Way
  • Lubricant solutions and products (Shell, Petro-Canada and Safety-Kleen lubricant
  • Customized Fleetcard Fuel Programs (Pacific Pride & CFN)
  • Petroleum Industrial Reclamation Services
  • Mil-Spec Lubricants and Corrosion Preventive products
  • General purpose Solvents
  • Racing Fuel (VP and F&L Race Fuels)

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Amber Industrial Services

Amber Industrial Services (AIS) provides solutions to industrial lubricant and fuel issues to help customers increase the profitability and reliability of their equipment.

Utilizing a fleet of portable filtration equipment units with experienced operators; AIS is capable of responding to your most critical lubrication and fuel maintenance needs in a timely, professional manner. Trust your lubricant and fuel reliability to a company committed to superior service and top quality products. Visit our Amber Industrial Services page for more information.

We specialize in:

  • Fuel & Lubricant reclamation
  • Fluid analysis
  • Tank services
  • Tank cleaning

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Amber Racing Services

Amber Racing Services, a division of Dion & Sons, has been proudly distributing the most trusted, highest performing racing fuels and lubricants since 2002. Today, Amber Racing Services stocks complete product lines of VP and F&L Racing Fuels and offers coast-to-coast delivery in the U.S. and Mexico (via its partner Amber Racing Services de Mexico). Visit our store www.racefuel.com.

We specialize in:

  • Full inventory of VP and F&L race fuels available for pick up at any facility.
  • Dedicated account management to Southern California race teams
  • Race pit delivery at major races in California, Nevada and Mexico
  • Reliable national delivery via the www.racefuel.com
  • Friendly and knowledgeable product experts and customer support

F & L Petroleum

F&L Petroleum Products

F&L Petroleum Products (F&L) has been providing military and industrial consumers with Mil-Spec and commercial grade petroleum products for almost 30 years. We specialize in corrosion preventive coatings, along with a wide range of lubes, oils, and other petroleum-based product lines. Visit our F & L Petroleum store.

We serve many industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Ship building
  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Metalworking
  • Branches of the U.S. Armed Forces

Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

Amber Resources’ mission is to develop and market petroleum and energy related products and services to the highest standards of customer service, safe product stewardship, and environmental awareness.

We will achieve growth and profitability by constantly providing our customers with quality products and superior services, while adhering to the highest standards of business ethics and environmental responsibility.

The Amber Difference
  • Full local coverage of Southern California via 6 facility hub & spoke distribution model
  • Large and small volume diesel, gasoline and DEF deliveries
  • Pac Pride and CFN fleet card programs
  • Lubricant technical support and services
  • Master Distributor for Shell, AeroShell, Petro-Canada and Safety Kleen brands
  • Largest MIL-Spec lubricant and corrosion Preventive distributor on West Coast
  • Customized IT reporting of purchase and delivery data
  • Master Distributor for VP and F&L Race Fuel brands
Corporate Philosophy

By committing ourselves to integrity, it is our purpose to:

  • Earn the respect, confidence, and loyalty of our customers by serving them so well that they will profit from their association with us.
  • Provide our employees the highest degree of opportunity and challenge for the realization of their ambitions in terms of career, rewards, and family security.
  • Fulfill our obligations to our investors to such an extent that they are proud and anxious to share in our enterprise.
  • Be fair and courteous with our suppliers to encourage their contributions to our mutual success.
  • Be good citizens in our communities.
  • Actively participate in government programs where we believe them to be consistent with the long term philosophy stated here.
  • Maintain complete dedication to safety in the work place, responsible protection of the environment, and adherence to the highest ethical standards in all dealings.

Our Fantastic Team

Matt Cullen - Owner & President

Matt Cullen

Owner & President

Pat Cullen, Owner & CEO (Emeritus)

Pat Cullen

Owner & CEO (Emeritus)

Marla Carlson, Vice President of Business Development

Marla Carson

Vice President of Business Development

Kevin Mattchen

Vice President of Sales

Bill Frank - CFO

Bill Frank

CFO

Nora Mancillas - Controller

Nora Mancillas

Controller

Greg Miller - Director of Purchasing & Supply

Greg Miller

Director of Purchasing & Supply

Robert Sanchez, Director of Information Technology

Robert Sanchez

Director of Information Technology

Thomas Madigan

General Manager of Long Beach Distribution Center

Craig Hempel - General Manager of Colton Distribution Center

Craig Hempel

General Manager of Colton Distribution Center

Andy Kelly, General Manager of San Diego Distribution Center

Andy Kelly

General Manager of San Diego Distribution Center

Rick Sisco, General Manager of Van Nuys Distribution Center

Rick Sisco

General Manager of Van Nuys Distribution Center

Cindy Muller, General Manager of Santa Paula & Bakersfield Distribution Centers

Cindy Muller

General Manager of Santa Paula & Bakersfield Distribution Centers

Randy Rockwell, General Manager - Cardlock

Randy Rockwell

General Manager - Santee Superstore & Lakeside Cardlock

Layton Bowles, CLS - General Manager of Amber Industrial Services

Layton Bowles, CLS

General Manager of Amber Industrial Services

Mike Lombardi, General Manager of F&L Petroleum Products

Mike Lombardi

General Manager of F&L Petroleum Products

Brian Busby - General Manager of Amber Racing Services

Brian Busby

General Manager of Amber Racing Services

Butch Howard

Manager of Sales

Robin Duval

General Manager - Cardlock

 
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We are Southern California’s
Only Full Service Petroleum Distributor