The Team

The company headquarters is in San Diego, California. Western Pump also has regional offices in Ontario, California and Glendale, Arizona.

RYAN RETHMEIR

President

As President of Western Pump, Mr. Ryan Rethmeier’s professional experience encompasses 26 years of both specialty and general construction, and services. His expertise covers a wide array of projects, services, and clients ranging from governmental (Military, State and Municipalities) to institutions (colleges and school districts) to major corporations and private owners.

MICHAEL MIZICKO

MICHAEL MIZICKO

Vice President Field Operations

As Vice President of Field Operations for Western Pump, Mr. Michael Mizicko has over 25 years of experience in the Petroleum Industry. His expertise includes not only that of a Journeyman Electrician, but also that of a high-level Fuel Services Technician with in-depth knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electrical, and electronics systems.
EDWARD JOHN “E.J.” OCHOA

EDWARD JOHN “E.J.” OCHOA

Director of Service Operations

Western Pump’s Director of Service Operations, E.J. Ochoa, has over 15 years of management experience – many of which were spent in the Power Generation and Automotive Industries. Mr. Ochoa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Business Communication from San Diego State University in 2003.
RYAN SHADBURN

RYAN SHADBURN

Business Development

As one of Western Pump’s sales leaders, Mr. Ryan Shadburn’s experience in the petroleum equipment industry spans over 14 years. His knowledge of the rules and regulations (as they pertain to the storage and dispensing of hazardous liquids) coupled with expertise in both retail and commercial petroleum equipment enable Mr. Shadburn to function as a valued resource for our clients.

 

CHAN JESSEN

CHAN JESSEN

Lead Estimator

As Lead Estimator for Western Pump, Ms. Chan Jessen has over 18 years of experience in the construction industry. Experience providing pricing along with designing, design assisting, and building commercial, residential, industrial, and multi-family projects throughout California, Alaska, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Texas, North Dakota, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Colorado.
MATTHEW BODDE

MATTHEW BODDE

Estimator/Project Manager

Mr. Matthew Bodde is an accomplished Estimator/Project Manager with a penchant for solving complex technical problems and extensive civil, mechanical and environmental engineering experience. Early in Mr. Bodde’s career, he worked as a Petroleum Supply Specialist for the United States Army supervising fueling operations, equipment maintenance, and spill containment/cleanup

 

RICHARD GARCIA

RICHARD GARCIA

Project Manager/Superintendent

As one of Western Pump’s sales leaders, Mr. Ryan Shadburn’s experience in the petroleum equipment industry spans over 14 years. His knowledge of the rules and regulations (as they pertain to the storage and dispensing of hazardous liquids) coupled with expertise in both retail and commercial petroleum equipment enable Mr. Shadburn to function as a valued resource for our clients.

 

DEREK RETHMEIER

DEREK RETHMEIER

General Superintendent

As General Superintendent of Western Pump, Mr. Derek Rethmeier’s professional experience encompasses 26 years of specialty construction and services. His expertise includes both hands-on and supervision of petroleum and vehicle service and maintenance facility construction for governmental, institutional, corporate, and private organizations. 

GREGORY LAMBRIGHT

GREGORY LAMBRIGHT

Architect (Subconsultant)

Architect-Developer-Entrepreneur with three decades of experience in intelligently planning for and managing the development of approximately 3,000 successful commercial and religious projects throughout the Southwest. At the end of 2017, Greg retired his position as one of the four Principals/Founders of ARCHITEKTON – where he served for more than 28 years. 

 

LANE MCDONALD

LANE MCDONALD

Business Development

As one of Western Pump’s sales and marketing representatives, Mr. Lane McDonald has two years of experience in the petroleum equipment industry. His knowledge of Western Pump’s products, services, and ideal customers coupled with expertise in commercial petroleum equipment enables Mr. McDonald to effectively service our clients and build long lasting relationships.

 

About Western Pump

Western Pump serves fueling and transportation infrastructure facilities. We are the only fully integrated construction, service, maintenance, compliance, and equipment distribution company in Southern California. Our mission is to exceed our customer’s expectations. And we’ve been doing it for over 70 years. Our customers range from retail fueling stations to car washes and convenience stores. We also serve government agencies and many commercial transportation facilities.  

Our mission is to exceed our customer’s expectations. We care deeply about our partners success and share their sense of urgency. We build long-term relationships with our customers because they can count on us. When it comes to providing our customers the very best service, our mantra is: quality, trust, and integrity. 

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Our People

Trained

Western Pump’s number one asset is our people. We hire, train, and retain the best managers and technicians in Southern California.  

Certified

We invest in our team. All Western Pump technicians are current in their factory training and receive ongoing manufacturer training and ICC certification.  

Permitted

Our technicians hold all relevant federal and state permits. We provide the highest-level experts for every job in order to deliver the highest quality service while complying with all state and federal regulations.