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Energy Distribution Partners Names McGathey EVP, COO

Chicago, Illinois-based Energy Distribution Partners announced that Boyd H. McGathey has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Boyd H. McGathey McGathey brings nearly 30 years of experience in the propane industry, having served in a variety of senior positions where he managed retail operations, sales, safety, service quality, customer retention and profitability, among other responsibilities. ...

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Family Marks More Than 50 Years in HVAC

“Boilers are in my blood,” says 44-year-old Shane Hall, a third-generation Weil-McLain representative. Hall, of Huntington, W.V., has been a Weil-McLain manufacturer’s rep for more than 25 years, but his involvement in heating and boilers stretches back much further. “My father and grandfather were both in the business, so I grew up in the industry,” says Hall. “I like to ...

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Millers Energy Acquires Johns Brothers

Millers Energy, formerly Miller Oil Co., purchased Johns Brothers Oil, Heating and Air Conditioning headquartered in Norfolk, Va. Millers Energy and Johns Brothers have been the major heating oil suppliers in the region for generations. With the acquisition of Johns Brothers Oil, Heating and Air Conditioning, Millers Energy will increase its market share and continue to grow, the company said ...

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ENTECH Hires HVACR Instructor

ENTECH hired Berk Little as its day instructor to lead S and B license programs. Little is a former 2017 Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) national Instructor of the Year and brings extensive HVACR experience from his work in the field and in the classroom. His most recent experience includes several years as the HVAC Department Supervisor at Porter ...

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Bruce L. Whitney Named NYPGA’s Executive Director

The new executive director of the New York Propane Gas Association is Bruce Whitney, a former director of marketing for many years at gas equipment wholesaler Ray Murray Inc. (RMI) and senior director at Unitil electric and gas utility’s Usource energy management and procurement division. Whitney also co-founded a Vermont business association decades ago. Whitney has held senior management roles ...

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James R. Buhrmaster: Sept. 30, 1945—July 16, 2019

James Roy Buhrmaster, president and co-owner for more than 45 years of Buhrmaster Energy Group, Scotia, N.Y., died on July 16, 2019. He was 73. The New England Fuel Institute and news outlets reported the death of Buhrmaster, whose grandfather founded the company in 1913. Buhrmaster was a winner of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America’s Distinguished Service Award, and ...

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Obituary: S. George Santa

Stephen George Santa, one of four brothers who led his family’s company, Santa Energy in Bridgeport, Conn., died on Aug. 16. He was 91. Santa Energy recorded growth over a span of 30 years under Santa’s leadership. After his active daily career, he became chairman of the board, then finished out his nearly 80 years with the family firm as ...

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Summit Distributing and Woodfin to Use ADD Software

Summit Distributing and Woodfin are implementing software provided by Advanced Digital Data Systems, the vendor announced. Summit Distributing is a New Hampshire-based company, established in 2006. It sells gasoline and diesel to dealers and other petroleum distributors throughout New England. The company in 2015 began to operate convenience stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Summit is implementing back-office software ...

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Advanced Fuel Solutions

Incorrect information about Advanced Fuel Solutions was published in the Fuel Additives Buyers’ Guide in the August 2019 print issue. Fuel Oil News regrets the error. Here is the correct information: Advanced Fuel Solutions 85 Flagship Drive – Unit K North Andover, MA 01845 Phone: (866) 213-3219 Fax: (978) 258-8354 E-mail: leo@yourfuelsolution.com Website: www.yourfuelsolution.com Contact Person: Leo Verruso Products: Fuel ...

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Nancy Coop joins Cetane Associates

Propane industry veteran Nancy Coop joined Cetane Associates as managing director of the financial advisory team. Coop’s experience includes years as a business development executive for Ferrellgas, owner of Jarco, a bobtail-building company. Coop is also the founding chair of the Women in Propane Council. “As a long-standing ambassador for the industry, Nancy is uniquely positioned to help tell the ...

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