NEFI Energy Expo: Worcester, Mass., June 14-15


The NEFI Energy Expo will be held at the DCU Center, Worcester, Mass., June 14-15. Below is a rundown of the program. For more information, and to register, go to

On Wednesday, June 14, there will be a “Kickoff Breakfast” with magician John Duke Logan, presented by Bioheat. Education sessions on June 14 include:

Top 10 DOT Violations Affecting Heating Oil Dealers—NEFI Counsel Mark Morgan will discuss the most common citations resulting from roadside inspections and on-site audits.

The Impact of E-Commerce on My Business—a panel discussion to be moderated by John Vrabel of Energy Engine. Fuel dealers will talk about how online sales of fuel have affected their business.

Propane Risk Management & Safety—a presentation by Energi Insurance Services


Measure It to Manage It: Advanced Financial Management—Steve Abbate of Cetane Associates will detail how financial reporting done throughout the year can generate timely information to benefit a business.

Offsite Fire Demonstrations at MASS Fire Academy—this event requires attendees to sign up in advance, and has maximum capacity of 30. (More information at

The Changing World of Energy: Impacts on the U.S. Heating Oil Industry—Tom Tubman of the American Energy Coalition on what the fuel oil industry may expect from the Trump administration.

Marketing—panel moderated by Michelle Wilson of Consumer Focus Marketing.

Risk Management: Is My Company and Customers’ Data Secure?—a talk by Linn Freedman, Esq., of Robinson and Cole.

Unlock Customers’ Secrets Your Data Already Knows—a talk by Phil Baratz of Angus Energy.

In addition on June 14, the National Oilheat Research Alliance will offer a recertification course and a two-hour discussion, “Technology Developments,” with NORA President John Huber, NORA head of research and development Dr. Tom Butcher and NORA board member Roger Marran of Energy Kinetics, that will feature a review of the Alliance’s research and development activities, including the Babington burner.

The social program for June 14 features servings of beer paired with chocolate, wine paired with chocolate, and a member appreciation reception at the Worcester Art Museum.

On Thursday, June 15, the education program includes:

Filling the Gap with “Real” Real Estate—How to partner with your local real estate community to increase home efficiencies. Presented by Justine Falleta and Taylor Falcone of Powderhorn Agency.

Insurance and Employee Compliance—a presentation by NEFI Counsel Mark Morgan.

Customer Service for the Propane CSR—a presentation by Michelle Wilson of Consumer Focus Marketing.

Evolution of Mobile Truck Computing: From Early Adopters to Essential Tool for Energy Companies—Current trends in costs, features and benefits of mobile technology, to be presented by Aaron Cargas or Saul Cohen of Cargas Systems.

NORA Certification—hands-on training with manufacturers

Proactive Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Compliance for Petroleum Facilities—Patrick Coughlin of St. Germain Collins on how to proactively manage compliance.

How Will Trump’s Tax Plan Affect the Energy Industry?—Speakers include Brad Carlson and Derek Rawls of Gray, Gray, Gray LLP on how to better position your company in a changing U.S. economy.

Employee Relations: Do You Have the Correct Policies in Place?—Britt Marie Cole-Johnson, Esq., on employee policies and law.

What Your Competition is Doing to Manage Risk—presented by James Burr of INTL FCStone Financial. How to protect your inventory and hedge against decreases in retail margins.

Questions can be addressed to Martha Leshine of NEFI, who can be reached via email at or by phone at 617-924-1000.


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