OPW names general manager of OPW Propane Energy Solutions

June 17, 2024 By    

OPW, a Dover company, has named Chuck Liebal general manager of the new OPW Propane Energy Solutions (PES) division.

In this role, Liebal will be responsible for developing and managing the integration of the RegO Products brands into the OPW organization and OPW PES business unit.

Liebal. (Photos courtesy of OPW)


According to OPW, the OPW Clean Energy Solutions (CES) business unit will be divided into two distinct business units: the existing OPW CES, led by Chad Thomas, vice president and general manager, which focuses on the cryogenic, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other industrial gas markets, and secondly the new OPW PES, which will concentrate on serving the needs of its customers in the LPG and anhydrous ammonia (NH3) markets.

Liebal, who has more than 20 years of experience in the retail-fueling industry, made the move to OPW PES after having been at OPW Retail Fueling since 2010. He began working with the ACME Cryogenics and RegO brands in 2021 after the Dover Corp. acquired them and made the brands founding members of the OPW CES business unit. In 2022, he was the CES integration manager, leading the incorporation of ACME and RegO into the OPW family. He then spent 2023 into 2024 as the commercial general manager for the OPW PES LPG business, where he led the new product development, engineering, product management and sales teams.

“Chuck’s two-decade-plus experience in the fueling market and his 15 years with OPW make him the perfect choice to be the leader of our new OPW Propane Energy Solutions business unit,” says Kevin Long, president of OPW. “The trust we have in Chuck to execute this role comprehensively and professionally is extremely important as we have reached a point where LPG has become a cornerstone fuel in the global energy market.”



As Liebal ascends to the new general manager role at OPW PES, Thomas will continue to lead the OPW CES team as he has since January 2023. Before his current role, Thomas spent 10 years at RegO Products serving as vice president of the product portfolio with responsibilities in strategy, research and development, product management, marketing and quality organizations.

“Chad’s extensive experience with all aspects of the RegO Products business, as well as his knowledge within the OPW family and clean-energy market, make him the ideal person to be the leader of our OPW Clean Energy Solutions business unit,” Long says. “The ongoing worldwide growth of the clean-energy market will present OPW CES with many opportunities to capture additional market share, but only if the business is led by someone who knows the industry and the best ways to capitalize on its growth.”

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