Independence Propane names director of sales

July 14, 2023 By    

Independence Propane hired John Cepiel as director of sales. He brings over 25 years of propane industry experience to the southeastern Pennsylvania company, which opened for business in 2012.

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Since that time, the company has grown to serve 2,000 customers and provide about 1 million gallons of propane annually.

Cepiel becomes the first member of Independence Propane’s sales team. He will focus on growing the new construction and commercial markets in the company’s existing territory.

“It’s a growth market as far as new construction,” says Independence Propane owner Mark Delehanty, an LP Gas Rising Leader in 2017. “We want to try and capture that market share that we historically have not gotten.”

Delehanty says it was time for his company to hire someone who could help it keep pace with the growth. He chose a propane industry colleague whom he’s known for 20 years.

Cepiel has worked in propane sales for nearly 20 years. He began his career as a bobtail driver for an independent marketer in the Pocono region of Pennsylvania. He progressed his career into service and eventually sales at another independent marketer in the Lehigh Valley. He also serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association.

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