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2024 LP Gas Rising Leader: Connor Alexander

February 16, 2024 By     0 Comments

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Company: Global Gas / Englewood, Colorado

Job title: Business development manager

Years in the propane industry: 4

How did you get your start in the propane industry?

Global Gas was started by my mom, D.D. Alexander, in 1989. From a young age, I grew up going into the office on snow days to cut paper and eventually learning the basics of the industry. After receiving my undergraduate degree from High Point University, I knew I wanted to enter the propane industry and began my career at Global Gas as an operations associate, assisting in accounting and finance. At this point, I decided I needed to further my professional education and decided to obtain my MBA from Texas Christian University. This experience piqued my interest in customer relations and operational efficiencies. I returned to Global Gas as the business development manager for the Northeast region.

How do you help lead your company in your role?

I am based out of Philadelphia, where I regularly meet with customers in the broader Northeast region. I provide customers with market insights as well as comprehensive supply strategies to help them navigate an ever-changing marketplace. Additionally, I am very active within numerous associations throughout the Northeast and the NPGA. Currently, I am a board member for NPGA, serve on the producer and wholesaler section, the Propane Supply & Logistics Committee and the Member Services Committee. In addition, I attend the Mid-Atlantic Propane Gas Association (MAPGA), Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association (PAPGA), Propane Gas Association of England (PGANE) and New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) meetings.

What change would you like to see to the propane industry to ensure its success?

I believe the propane industry’s continued success relies upon our community’s ability to educate the public on the possibilities of propane and its role in the future of energy. To this end, we must continue to evolve with the market’s needs.

What does your generation offer to the propane industry that previous generations did not?

Our generation offers a unique perspective to how technology can improve operational efficiencies. This will allow our industry to progress in many facets, internally and externally, and ensure additional time to focus on strategic initiatives.

What specific technologies are you using (or plan to use) to support business operations?

Upgraded accounts receivable and billing technology, OPIS, Microsoft Office. In the future, we plan to adopt an all-encompassing ERP system.

What propane industry associations are you involved with at the state and/or national level?

MAPGA, PAPGA, NYPGA, PGANE, the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association and NPGA.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself, your company and/or the propane industry?

I am fourth generation in the propane industry and hope to continue our family legacy for years to come.

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