Gas Equipment Co. vice president retires after 40 years

October 12, 2020 By    

Russ Ridings, vice president of Gas Equipment Co. (GEC), retired at the end of September after 40 years with the company.

Russ Ridings photo

Russ Ridings retired as vice president of Gas Equipment Co. Photo courtesy of Gas Equipment Co.

Ridings started with GEC in 1980 as inside sales in the Dallas office. His role with the company changed several times over the years as he helped the LaDue family grow the business, which Milt LaDue founded in Dallas in 1937.

According to GEC, Ridings has influenced every aspect of the company – from sales and marketing to purchasing and operations. His presence has been felt in the propane industry as well with his participation in various organizations, including the National Propane Gas Association.

“Russ will definitely be missed, but he now has the time to do the things he likes – exploring the country in his RV, riding his motorcycle and enjoying a glass of fine wine,” the company says in announcing the retirement.

GEC is an integrated warehouse distributor of in-process, transfer and control equipment for oil and gas producers, transporters and LP gas marketers.

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