The board of directors of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) recently has elected Denis Gagne, vice president of Wholesale at Eastern Propane Gas Inc, as the organization’s national treasurer.
Gagne has served in a variety of leadership positions with the organization, including the executive committee, propane supply and logistics committee, and the technology standards and safety committee. In his role as treasurer, Gagne will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s budget and finances.
Gagne is a 50-year veteran of the propane industry with experience in almost every facet of the business. In addition to his role as vice president of Wholesale, he leads Eastern’s business development team and is an active member of the Propane Gas Association of New England.
Gagne joins a slate of national officers. NPGA elevated Jerry Brick of North Star Energy in Aberdeen N.D., to the position of chairman of the board; Chris Earhart of Dixie Gas and Oil Corp. in Verona, Va., as chairman elect; and Randy Thompson of ThompsonGas in Frederick, Md., as vice chairman. Each officer will serve a one-year term in their positions
Stuart Weidie of Blossman Gas in Asheville, N.C., now serves as immediate past chairman.
Rick Roldan, NPGA’s president and chief executive, said: “Propane is clean American energy that supports local economies and fuels our modern way life. Each one of these officers knows what it takes to grow a business, and they have been advocating for policies to help propane marketers across the country for decades. As the association continues its strategic planning process, their combined experience will benefit all NPGA members and help the association continue to advocate for the policies that advance propane in our communities.’’