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Jack Woods Joins Paraco Gas’ M&A Team

Jack Woods is the newest member of the mergers and acquisitions team of Paraco Gas Corp., Rye, N.Y. As business development coordinator, Woods will be reporting to Christina Armentano, vice president of M&A. Woods received his Bachelor of Science from High Point University in High Point, N.C., in 2014, and joined Paraco in October 2016. In his new position, Woods ...

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ASHRAE Awards Scholarships to College Students

ASHRAE announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. “The ASHRAE Society scholarship program was launched to both encourage and reward students who pursue STEM education and demonstrate active engagement in innovative research, which may lead us to a better world,” says 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen. “We are eager to support the ...

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Obituary: Nancy Panebianco, led Panco Petroleum

Nancy Panebianco, former president of Panco Petroleum Co., Stony Point, N.Y., and grandmother of HVOEC President Leann Panebianco, died on Aug. 7, the Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council announced. “Nancy was a true pioneer,” the Council noted in its announcement, adding: “In addition to raising her family, she learned computer programming in the 1960s, and led the family business ...

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Service Experts Recruiting-Training Program

Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting an intensive, nine-week “Express Tech” program at Roland J. Down Service Experts, Scotia, N.Y., beginning on Sept. 11. All 14 places in the course have been filled, but there are plans to offer the program again in the spring of 2018, says Jim Hughes, manager, technical training for Service Experts. Service Experts ...

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What’s Your Working Style?

Laurie Irish-Jones is an “i”-type. In the workplace, she places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships, and behaviorally she shows enthusiasm, is optimistic, likes to collaborate and dislikes being ignored. All that’s according to DiSC, a personal assessment tool designed to help improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication, according to the program’s website (discprofile.com). Irish-Jones is CEO of Irish ...

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NESCAUM Director Marin to Speak at NORA Technical Workshop

Arthur Marin, executive director of Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), will be presenting at the upcoming NORA Technical Workshop to be held in coordination with the Southern New England Energy Conference (SNEEC) at Gurney’s Newport, Newport, R.I., Sept. 18-19, 2017. Marin represents NESCAUM’s member states in regional, national and international forums and maintains liaisons with federal agencies, other regional ...

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Boots2Roots Connects Veterans and Employers in Maine

After six years in the U.S. Air Force, Shawn Campbell knew that in civilian life he wanted to work with his hands. Doing what, exactly, he wasn’t sure. But he knew it would be in Maine, because his wife’s employer was transferring her to The Pine Tree State. That’s where Boots2Roots helped Campbell on the path to HVAC training and ...

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ADD Systems Adds Two to Marketing Department

Advanced Digital Data, Inc. (ADD Systems) announced the expansion of its marketing department with the hiring of Brittany Cooper, a full-time associate, and Victoria Leyson, a full-time intern. Cooper is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in marketing. Leyson is a student at the University of Delaware, where she is studying international business. ADD Systems is a ...

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Axxis Wins Award for Best Logistics and Supply Chain Solution

Axxis Software’s Fuel Order Management & Dispatch (FOMD) module has won the 2017 SIIA CODiE award as the Best Logistics & Supply Chain Solution, the software provider said. Shipley Energy, York, Pa., is a user of Axxis software, according to the Axxis website. The awards are for products, technologies, and services in the software, information and business technology industry. Axxis ...

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ONLINE ORIGINAL: Selling Fuel Via the Web

Julie Valvo remembers vividly the first online sale of fuel oil by a venture launched last season by Wilcox Energy, a company in Westbrook, Conn., where she is sales and marketing manager. “When we got our first order it was exciting,” she says. A customer called, wanting oil delivered, but was not interested in service. “I sent them to the ...

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