About Us

LP Gas serves retail companies that market propane to end-use customers in the residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and motor fuel sectors of the industry. The publication also serves wholesale distributors and suppliers of propane to retailers; independent transport fleet operators and propane-fueled fleet operators or suppliers/installers of propane conversion equipment; fuel producers and refiners; and suppliers of propane appliances and equipment/parts.

Our mission is to deliver timely news, analysis, business management and feature stories that facilitate education and communication within the propane industry.

Editorial Team 

You can contact the editorial staff by mail:

North Coast MediaNorth Coast Media
1360 E. 9th St.
Suite 1070
Cleveland, OH 44114

Or by phone or email:


Brian Richesson

Brian Richesson, Editor in Chief
T: 216-706-3748 | F: 216-706-3711

Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas magazine and has covered the propane industry since 2007. Prior to his business media career, Richesson spent about 10 years in the newspaper industry, working as a reporter, copy editor and page designer for several daily publications in Northeast Ohio. He graduated in 1997 with a journalism degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is a native of Northeast Ohio.



clara richter

Clara Richter, Managing Editor
T: 216-363-7930 | F: 216-706-3711

Clara Richter is the managing editor of LP Gas magazine. As managing editor, she creates content and manages monthly production. Prior to joining LP Gas, Richter worked as an instructor of college English and a writing tutor. She graduated from John Carroll University with a B. A. in English, and also holds a Master of Arts in English from Winona State University. While at John Carroll, she was on the editorial staff of the campus newspaper, The Carroll News, as well as the University’s literary magazine, The Carroll Review.



joe mccarthy

Joe McCarthy, Associate Editor
T: 216-706-7930 | F: 216-706-3711

Joe McCarthy is the associate editor of LP Gas magazine. Before joining the editorial staff for LP Gas, he worked as sports editor for John Carroll University’s student newspaper, The Carroll News, and contributed to John Carroll University’s athletic website, jcusports.com. He graduated from John Carroll University in 2017 with B.A. in Communications with a focus on journalism. In addition to LP Gas, he also serves as associate editor for Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants & Equipment magazines.



Allison Barwacz

Allison Barwacz, Senior Digital Media Content Producer
T: 216-706-3793 | F: 216-706-3710

Allison Barwacz is the digital media content producer for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating eNewsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM’s Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants & Equipment magazines. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.



Ken Albrecht, Reliable Propane

Christopher Caywood, co-owner, Caywood Propane Gas Inc.

James Guyette

Tom Jaenicke, vice president of propane marketing services, Warm Thoughts Communications
T: 810-252-7855

John V. McCoy, McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC
T: 262-522-7007

Editorial Advisory Board

Jaime Alberti, Sales and Marketing, Hilco Transport Inc.

Dale Delay, President, Cost Management Solutions
T: 888-441-3338

Patrick Hyland, Director of Industry Programs, Propane Education & Research Council
T: 202-452-8975

Tom Jaenicke, Vice President of Propane Marketing Services, Warm Thoughts Communications
T: 810-252-7855

Greg Noll, Executive Vice President, PMAK

Larry Osgood, President, Consulting Solutions LLC
T: 719-487-0080

Jim Renaldo, Director, Sales & Marketing, Renaldo Sales & Service Inc.
T: 800-424-5564

Mike Walters, Vice President, Safety & Training, Superior Energy Systems
T: 440-236-6009

Sales Team

To learn more about the LP Gas sales team, click here.