2022 LP Gas Rising Leaders

February 16, 2022 By    

Media: LP Gas Magazine

The propane industry is contemplating its future like never before, one could argue.

The electrify-everything movement and ongoing attacks on gas use have forced the industry to enter the fray, insert propane into the discussion and prove how it can serve as a solution in a clean-energy future.

Propane is already a solution across markets. New technologies and ongoing research into the roles versatile LPG can play, even in tandem with other clean energy sources, are proving propane’s relevance in the U.S. and beyond. Propane can provide for consumers’ energy needs in a variety of ways at a time when the power grid in the U.S. has revealed its vulnerabilities.

One could say propane is the reliable fuel of the future.

This was also evident at last year’s NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, where educational sessions focused on the “next generation of leaders” and “tomorrow’s propane leaders.” The Young Gassers organization hosted a reception where it recognized the latest entrants into its 30-under-30 program. And LP Gas held a panel discussion with its Rising Leaders.

These happenings bear witness to the emergence of new leaders who can help navigate the complex path forward. They are the industry’s Rising Leaders.

LP Gas is proud to present our next group of Rising Leaders, who were chosen by our editorial staff following a nomination process. Our initiative, formed in 2017, aims to recognize the industry’s young leaders and share their ideas for business success and the future.

We’re honored to introduce this year’s LP Gas Rising Leaders:

  • Chelsea Aiken, vice president at High Grade Gas Service in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
  • Kimmie Guthrie, director of training at ThompsonGas in Arab, Alabama.
  • Andre LeFrancois, director of division development and risk engineering at Total Fuel Service in Plainville, Connecticut.
  • Ryan McPherson, assistant manager at Southern States Cooperative in Roxboro, North Carolina.
  • Chandler Robertson, president of Thermotane Propane in Sanford, Florida.
  • Zach Trim, operations manager at Herring Gas Co. in Saint Joseph, Louisiana.

In each of their profiles, you’ll learn about the roles they play within their companies and for the industry, and their views on how propane can prosper in the coming years.

Would you like to nominate a Rising Leader for recognition in a future edition of LP Gas? Email Editor in Chief Brian Richesson at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or fill out our Rising Leaders nomination form. Rising Leaders must be 39 years old or younger during the nomination period, which runs from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31. LP Gas honors the industry’s Rising Leaders annually in its February issue.

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