Star Group mourns sudden death of CEO

December 24, 2018 By    

Steven J. Goldman, president and CEO of Star Group LP, died suddenly on Dec. 22, the company announced.

“It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of our long-time CEO and colleague, Steve Goldman,” says Paul Vermylen, Star’s chairman of the board, in a press release. “Having known Steve for almost 15 years, I can speak for the board in recognizing his leadership and stewardship of Star Group. He led the transformation of Star into what it is today – a leading energy provider serving approximately 450,000 full-service customers in 18 states and the District of Columbia – where customer service drove every decision he made. He will be greatly missed by everyone associated with the company and leaves behind a team fully capable of leading Star Group for years to come.”

The board of directors announced that Dan Donovan, Star’s prior president and CEO until Sept. 30, 2013, and a current member of its board of directors, will lead the company on an interim basis through the end of the current heating season while the board considers organizational and personnel decisions.

Goldman, 58, had been president and CEO of Star Group and a member of its board of directors since October 2013, prior to which he was its executive vice president and COO. From 2000 to 2010, Goldman held various operating management positions with Star’s Petro unit. Prior to joining the company, Goldman worked for United Parcel Service, from 1982 to 2000, and was a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Star Group is a full service provider specializing in the sale of home heating products, including propane, and services to residential and commercial customers to heat their homes and buildings.

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