The Accredited Petroleum Association is comprised of a diverse team of industry specific experts. All APA certified employees, contractors, and laboratories have been individually trained, tested, and certified by the Accredited Petroleum Association. 

Jesse Johnson-Brower

Founder / CEO

Jesse Johnson-Brower is founder and CEO of Accredited Petroleum Association®. He brings 20 years of military experience and executive leadership to the organization.  

In this position, Jesse oversees day-to-day operations and works with the executive team to set and implement the organization’s strategic vision. He is responsible for creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the strategic direction of the Accredited Petroleum Association®.

Prior to founding the Accredited Petroleum Association®, Jesse served as a non-commissioned officer in the US. Army Infantry. As a serial entrepreneur, Jesse has founded and held executive positions in multiple for-profit and non-profit organizations, including that award winning veteran services non-profit, LifGR.

“I’ve seen first hand the devastation caused by the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Today, LifeGR is honoring our American heroes by creating the LifeGR GWOT Memorial.”

-Jesse Johnson-Brower

Visit LifeGR’s Website.

Larry Steckman


Larry Steckman is COO of Accredited Petroleum Association®. He brings over 30 years of petroleum industry experience and executive leadership to the organization.  

In this position, In this position, Larry oversees the day-to-day administrative and operational functions within the organization. 

Larry is also the owner and CEO of FOI Laboratories. FOI Laboratories is an industry-leading test lab, specializing in diesel fuel and environmental testing, with locations in Washington, Texas, and New York. 

Prior to his time with FOI, Larry served in project engineering, design, development, permitting and installation of petroleum distribution for refineries, pipelines, tankers, and trains. He also served in the dredging for Superfund Clean Up areas for companies including Kinder Morgan, Chevron, Holly Energy Partners, Holly Frontier Group, BP, and Texaco.

Despite his long career in the fuel industry, Larry’s intentions remain clear, “The most successful thing I’ve ever done was to choose Jesus as my Lord and Savior.” 

Learn more about Larry’s humanitarian projects.