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Women in Propane: Focus on Mentoring

The Knowledge Exchange, a mentoring program run by the NPGA Women in Propane Council, is entering its third year. Mentors are industry veterans who volunteer their time. “They’re basically donating their time to help with the development of fellow employees within the industry,” Jennifer Jackson, a vice president for Thompson Gas in Boonsboro, Md., said. Jackson is the project manager ...

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Bergquist Updates Online Storefront, Streamlines Ordering

Bergquist, Inc., a wholesale propane equipment distributor, updated its Online Storefront to improve user experience, simplify transactions and increase access to its product catalog. The updated storefront is designed to look less like a catalogue and more like an online retail store. “We used feedback from our customers to improve the layout and experience,” said Don Montroy, director of marketing ...

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How to Sell Springtime Tune-Ups

Trying to figure out how to sell your customers on a tune-up this spring? Here’s how Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, based in Holliston, Mass., encourages homeowners to schedule their HVAC tune-ups before summer arrives. The family-owned home service company, and recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the eighth year in a row, recommends that homeowners ...

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Fujitsu Names Joe Vincenti Director of Sales, VRF Products

Joe Vincenti has been hired as director of sales, VRF Products, Fujitsu General America, Inc., based in Fairfield, N.J., the company announced. Vincenti will lead the sales efforts of Fujitsu Airstage VRF systems throughout North America by managing a team of sales engineers while also building strategies for short and long-term initiatives to improve product sales and market share. With ...

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Angus Monitoring Hires David Montgomery

Angus Monitoring Service hired David Montgomery as customer relationship manager, a new role, the company said. Montgomery will support Gremlin tank monitor clients in the deployment of monitors for maximum return on investment, sharing best practices and offering marketing, training and business intelligence support. Montgomery brings more than 25 years of experience in the propane and fuel oil industry. Starting ...

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CEMA Marches on Hartford

Environmental activists and fuel marketers might seem unlikely collaborators, but a common interest brought together the Acadia Center, Sierra Club and the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association to lobby state legislators in Hartford, says Chris Herb, president of CEMA. “There’s been quite an arm-wrestle the last several years between our members and the state regarding conservation funding,” Herb says. “Connecticut last ...

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Hedge Solutions Rolling Out New Version of Software

Hedge Solutions, Manchester, N.H., which offers fuel hedging and energy risk management services, says it is releasing a new version of its hedging platform in May.  Hedge Insite, its risk management tool, has been used by oil and propane dealers over the past 11 years. The hedging software, currently deployed on the desktop as a SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform, will be ...

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Wills Group Campaigns for Safe, Healthy Homes, Fights Childhood Hunger

The Wills Group released “Keeping Lives in Motion,” a report that details its 2017 activities in support of communities across Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Wills Group’s strategic focus, set in 2017, is on issues the company believes it can make the greatest impact: childhood hunger and safe, healthy homes. The goals for the community engagement effort are ...

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Registration Open for Women in Energy Conference

The 3rd Annual Women in Energy Conference will be held May 20-21, 2018, in conjunction with the Eastern Energy Expo at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The Women in Energy association invites all industry professionals to register online at http://easternenergyexpo.com. The Conference education program includes presentations on leadership, new technology, financial empowerment, effective communication, and more. There will be ...

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Gruber Is Named National Sales Manager of AquaMotion

AquaMotion, Inc., Warwick, R.I., manufacturer of energy-efficient circulators and instant hot water recirculation systems, named Rich Gruber national sales manager. Gruber will be in charge of a network of some 20 sales representatives, OEM sales and wholesaler customers. Gruber formerly was utility sales manager for Rheem Water Heating of Montgomery, Ala., and Northeast sales manager in the Specialty Products Division ...

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