Headquartered in Jasper, IN, Ackerman Oil Company, Inc. has evolved through three generations in the petroleum marketing business. E.B. Knies started in 1940 as a consigned agent for D-X with one tank truck, distributing petroleum products to accounts in and around Dubois County.
In 1963, following the untimely passing of Mr. Knies, he was succeeded by his son-in-law, Raphael Ackerman. Until 1963, Ackerman had been involved in a farm and mining operation. Under Ackerman’s leadership, the consigned agency grew. In 1972 Ackerman began purchasing other petroleum distributorships, which was the start of our existence as an independent marketer. At about this same time, Sunoco acquired D-X.
Today the company is a diversified petroleum marketing concern with complimenting business lines. Ackerman Oil company’s CEO is Raphael’s son, Mike Ackerman. They are proud to lead their sales efforts with World Class Products including Petro-Canada Lubricants, Sunoco Gasoline, Southern Indiana Propane, and innovative products such as Bio-Diesel and E-85. They are a quality-driven company and have achieved ISO 9001 certification and supplier quality certifications including Shell Lubricant’s DPQA and Holly Quality Assurance.