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MOPERC elects industry leadership for 2022

January 21, 2022 By    
Officers and new directors for the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council (MOPERC) were elected for 2022. From left are: Tim Peach, James Greer, John Brokes, Mitch Dane, Russ Bales and John Fling. Not pictured: Brian Brooks. (Photo courtesy of Missouri Propane Gas Association)

Officers and new directors of the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC) were elected for 2022. From left are: Tim Peach, James Greer, John Brokes, Mitch Dane, Russ Bales and John Fling. Not pictured: Brian Brooks. (Photo courtesy of Missouri Propane Gas Association)

The Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC) elected several local propane professionals to serve as directors and officers.

The council installed its new leadership at the group’s winter meeting in Ridgedale, Missouri. The new group had been approved at the MOPERC fall meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri, and includes representatives from across the state.

Officers elected were:

Eight directors were appointed to three-year terms:

Outgoing directors were recognized for their service to the council: Nick Goodrich, Goodrich Gas, and Derek Poe, AmeriGas.

Outgoing chair Mark Porth, CHS, was also recognized for his year of leadership.

Directors continuing on the council are: Jeff Reitz, Central States Bus; Wayne Terpstra, ThompsonGas; Samantha Reed-Johnson, Reed Oil; Ray Phillips, Growmark Energy; Steve Clayton, Gas Equipment Co.; and Luke Fitzpatrick, MFA Oil.

Steve Ahrens continues to serve as MOPERC president.

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

About the Author:

Danielle Pesta is a digital editor for North Coast Media, the parent company of LP Gas. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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