Star Group names CEO, two other leadership positions

March 19, 2019 By    

Star Group LP named Jeffrey M. Woosnam president and CEO, Jeffrey S. Hammond COO and Joseph R. McDonald chief customer officer.

Headshot: Jeffrey M. Woosnam, Star Group


Woosnam, a 24-year Star Group veteran, replaces interim CEO Dan Donovan effective immediately. Donovan took over as CEO after the death of Steven J. Goldman in December 2018.

Donovan will remain a member of the board of directors of Kestrel Heat LLC, Star Group’s general partner, the company explains. Woosnam was also named director of Kestrel as part of his new appointment.

“I’m very pleased to announce that, after a thorough consideration of the company’s future and the depth of home-grown talent within the organization, we have elevated Jeff Woosnam, Jeff Hammond and Joe McDonald to their new positions,” says Paul Vermylen, Kestrel’s chairman of the board. “Along with our long-time CFO Rich Ambury, these four talented individuals – each with decades of experience in the industry – will lead Star Group through its next phase of growth.”

Woosnam was most recently senior vice president, southern operations, a position he held since May 2014. Prior to this, he served as vice president, southern operations and was previously director of operations for Petroleum Heat and Power, a subsidiary of Star Group.

Hammond served as senior vice president, northern operations, since October 2013. He previously served as vice president, northern operations and was the director of operations for Petro Holdings, a subsidiary of Star Group.

McDonald most recently served as senior vice president of sales, marketing and retention, since May 2014. McDonald served as vice president, sales and marketing and was previously director of sales for Petro Holdings.

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

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Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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