Do you know the next Hall of Famers?

June 5, 2013 By    

In April, at a black-tie event in Atlanta, we inducted the second class into the LP Gas Hall of Fame, bringing to 15 the total number of industry leaders we’ve honored in two years. From Walter Snelling, Sam McTier and Jim Ferrell in 2012 to Gene Bissell, Bob Nicholson and Walter Johnson this year, some of the best and brightest have walked onto that stage, in front of their peers, to accept the award. These are the people who have helped establish and grow our century-old industry into what it is today, and we are honored to make this celebration possible. But this is just the beginning, for we know there are many more leaders, from the past and present, who deserve this same recognition. Our mission is to find them, and we need your help. Before an inductee can become part of the Hall of Fame, he or she must receive a nomination through our official online form. We welcome your submissions. Tell us why the person you know should become an LP Gas Hall of Famer. The nominee can be a driver, an engineer, a manager, a CEO – the title doesn’t matter. He or she may have advanced the industry in his or her own special way. We want to know about them, honor them and tell their stories in our pages. The LP Gas Hall of Fame awaits the Class of 2014. If you have any questions about the nomination process, contact or 216-706-3748.

Pictured above are two members of the LP Gas Hall of Fame’s 2013 class (Bob Nicholson and Gene Bissell, third and second from right, respectively), along with those representing others in the class. Pictured from left are NPGA’s Bruce Swiecicki (representing Walter Johnson); Bob and Patty Eggink (representing Herb Hills); and, at far right, Bob Mayer (representing Zane Chastain). LP Gas accepted on behalf of William Hill. For more photos from this year’s induction event, visit our Facebook page:

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About the Author:

Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3748.

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