Missouri Propane Education & Research Council elects leadership

January 11, 2018 By    

The Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC) installed new officers during its winter meeting. From left, retiring officers Randy Warner and Eric Kolkmeyer; and incoming officers Luke Fitzpatrick, vice chair, and Roger Hoff, chair. Photo courtesy of MOPERC.

The Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC) elected its new leadership during the council’s winter meetings.

Officers elected include: Chair, Roger Hoff (Hoff Brothers LP-Gas); vice chair, Luke Fitzpatrick (MFA Oil); and treasurer, Nick Goodrich (Goodrich Gas).

Additionally, Fitzpatrick, Marty Lerum (Propane Resources) and David Young (Gas Equipment Co.) were all reappointed to three-year director terms. Kevin Pearson (Ferrellgas) and Wayne Terpstra (Customer Truck and Equipment) are newly appointed officers and will both serve three-year director terms.

Eric Kolkmeyer (Energy Transportation Systems) and Randy Warner (Ferrellgas) represented the two outgoing directors of MOPERC.

A not-for-profit organization, MOPERC is authorized by the Missouri legislature to administer a statewide check-off program. According to the council, proceeds are used for industry training, consumer safety, appliance rebates and market development programs. The council is composed of 15 volunteer directors and is administered by executive staff.

MOPERC has worked to help Missouri homeowners replace water heaters, furnaces and other appliances with more energy-efficient models. Additionally, the council created the Lawn Equipment Assistance Fund (LEAF), which has helped dozens of Missouri lawn contractors and landscape companies acquire propane-powered lawn mowers, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving on operational costs.

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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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