Maryland-based SMO Energy names new president

July 17, 2017 By    
SMO Energy Joe Wills

Joe Wills

The Wills Group, a family-owned company in La Plata, Maryland, appointed Joseph Wills as the president of SMO Energy, a propane retailer in southern Maryland.

Wills served as vice president of SMO Energy this past year. In that position, he worked with the company to build on its customer and employee engagement and safety efforts. He also helped to expand the company’s service and installation revenue, according to The Wills Group.

Prior to joining SMO Energy, Wills worked in the retail marketing division of The Wills Group, working across the Dash In Food Stores, Potomac Energy Holdings and SMO Fuels companies.

“Joe’s appointment represents the beginning of the fourth generation of the Wills family leadership across The Wills Group,” says Lock Wills, president and CEO of The Wills Group. “His leadership at SMO Energy has resulted in the company exceeding performance goals during the past year. With our focus on working to improve alignment across The Wills Group family of companies, Joe’s knowledge of each respective company that is part of The Wills Group will also help to ensure this effort remains on track.”

Wills replaces John Combs as president of SMO Energy, as Combs retired from the company July 6. Combs served with The Wills Group for 41 years and helped to grow the company.

“I am honored to follow in John’s footsteps and share his commitment to working to ensure that SMO Energy continues to be recognized as a company that is No. 1 when it comes to taking care of customers,” Joseph Wills says. “I am also excited to work across The Wills Group to further serve our customers through our community engagement program that was renewed and expanded last year as part of The Wills Group’s 90th anniversary celebration.”

Megan Smalley

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Megan Smalley is the associate editor of LP Gas magazine. Contact her at msmalley@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7930.

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