About Affordable Tank Services, LLC.
Chris Penney began ATS in 1988. Over the 21 years of his ownership Chris has developed and maintained a large, diverse and loyal clientele. His success and longevity is due to several factors, such as his unquestionable integrity, expert industry knowledge and commitment to customer service.
In the last few years Chris began to consider retiring from the business he had nurtured so carefully to have more time to enjoy with his family. Due to his fondness for the business and the many wonderful relationships he formed over the years it was a difficult decision, but ultimately he decided to retire. Chris enlisted the services of John Coto of Alliance Business Brokers, LLC (ABB) of Nashua, NH to help him successfully market his business. Chris desired to find a buyer that exhibited the same personal traits and industry experience that served him and his clients so well for so long. Jim Spiller the, new owner of ATS, approached John of ABB initially in 2008 and ultimately closed the purchase of ATS in June of 2009.
Jim Spiller is a veteran, retiring from the US Navy Reserves in 2008 with over 22 years of service, 16 on active duty and over 6 as a reserve. In his career with the Navy, Jim served as an Aviation Electronics Technician, Supervisor, Quality Assurance Representative and Instructor. He received several awards and letters of commendation for his outstanding service to the Navy and the community.
After leaving active duty in 1992 Jim received an Associate Degree in General Business Studies from Hesser College in Manchester, NH. He worked in the private industry for several firms in NH in positions such as Customer Service Manager, Quality Control Manager, Technical Writer and Engineering Technician. Recently he worked for almost 5 years for the largest national petroleum compliance testing firm in the country as a fully certified technician, instructor and interim quality manager.
Jim's broad range of experience, education, professionalism and his recent compliance testing work make him the ideal candidate to continue the legacy that Chris has begun. Jim has great respect and admiration for the hard work and dedication Chris has put into making ATS the highly respected firm it is today. It is with great anticipation and pleasure that Jim and ATS look to continue providing exceptional service to the existing customers of ATS as well as welcoming new clients aboard.
July 1, 2009
Sorry that we haven't updated our news section in a long time, but it's a good thing, because we have been very busy! We are fast approaching our third year anniversary of ownership and operations on July 1, 2012. The first three years have flown bye and have been both challenging as well as rewarding. The successful and in some cases expanded relationships we have maintained with the vast majority of former owner Chris Penney's customer's, coupled with a healthy influx of new customers each year has kept us very busy. We wish to sincerely thank all of our customers for your business. We look forward to continuing to meet and exceed your expectations of us now in the years ahead. We always look forward to welcoming new customers aboard or former customers to return and join with us in taking the worries out of your UST compliance testing, inspection and annual maintenance needs.