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Suburban Propane makes executive appointments

Suburban Propane Partners appointed Steven Boyd, Daniel Bloomstein and Michael Schueler as COO, vice president and controller, and vice president – product supply, respectively.

Boyd was formerly the partnership’s senior vice president. Before being appointed to vice president and controller, Bloomstein served as controller. Schueler was managing director – product supply before being appointed.

Boyd has been with the company for nearly 32 years, holding several managerial positions within the operations and rising to the level of senior vice president – operations in April 2014. He has been responsible for leading all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the business, as well as the operational support functions, including safety, marketing and fleet management. According to the company, in this new position, Boyd will also be responsible for continuing to advance the partnership’s customer base growth and retention initiatives, as well as for driving continued improvements in operational efficiencies.

“Throughout his tenure with Suburban, Steve Boyd has been instrumental in the growth and transformation of our operating model,” says Michael Stivala, president and CEO of Suburban. “Steve’s deep industry knowledge and experience, coupled with his ability to continue to challenge the status quo, are attributes that have been critical to our long-term success as an organization. Most recently, he has provided exceptional leadership to our operations personnel in navigating through the challenges of two consecutive record warm winter heating seasons. I have tremendous confidence in Steve’s ability to leverage Suburban’s industry-leading operational practices to grow and extend our market share.”

Prior to joining the company in April 2014, Bloomstein held several executive financial and accounting positions with public and private companies. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Schueler joined the company in July 2005 as a director primarily responsible for distillate supply activities, and has assumed a progressive leadership role in the product supply area. He is also responsible for oversight of the company’s natural gas and electricity business segment in the deregulated markets of New York and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the partnership, Schueler spent about 10 years with Public Service Energy Group, a diversified energy company in New Jersey, where he was involved in energy trading and management of generation assets.

“Both Dan Bloomstein and Mike Schueler have become integral members of Suburban’s executive management team,” Stivala says. “Each of them has made significant contributions in their respective disciplines and I look forward to their continued success. All of these promotions will further strengthen our organization, leaving us well positioned to maintain our focus on operational excellence and to execute on our long-term strategic growth initiatives.”