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.
10th Floor
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.

Ellen KrizEllen Kriz, Senior Editor
T: 216-706-3764 | F: 216-706-3711

Ellen Kriz has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from John Carroll University. Prior to LP Gas, she worked as a market research analyst and a writing teacher and tutor. She is a native of Northeast Ohio.


Danielle PestaDanielle Pesta, Senior Digital Media Manager
T: 216-363-7928 | F: 216-706-3711

Danielle Pesta is the digital media manager for North Coast Media, LP Gas magazine’s parent company. She is a graduate of Otterbein University and a native of Northeast Ohio.



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

Randy Doyle, industry veteran, consultant and member of NPGA Board of Directors and PERC Council

Stuart Flatow, former Vice President of Safety and Training at PERC

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

Randy Warner, Product Manager, Cavagna North America

Editorial Advisory Board

Michelle Bimson Maggi, Vice President – Law, AmeriGas Propane
T: 610-768-3643

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

Dennis Halverson, Propane Product Manager, Christensen Inc.

Patrick Hyland, Director of Industry Communications, 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, Propane Marketers Association of Kansas

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

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

Dan Richardson, President & CEO, Conger LP Gas

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.