Suburban Propane COO set to retire

December 18, 2023 By    

Steven Boyd, COO of Suburban Propane Partners, stated his intention to retire as of Jan. 1, 2025.

“In an organization with a track record for employee longevity and industry leadership, there are few people that have spanned so many roles in their career at Suburban Propane as Steve Boyd,” says Michael Stivala, president and CEO. “Steve started his career as a propane delivery driver over 37 years ago, advanced into several leadership roles in our field operations and has been a cornerstone of our leadership team for the better part of the past 20 years. Steve has served Suburban Propane and all of its key stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to safety, employee development, operational excellence and growth. He has, and will continue to leave, an indelible mark on Suburban Propane and the entire propane industry.”

As part of an ongoing management succession plan developed by Stivala and the board of supervisors, Suburban selected Alejandro (“Alex”) Centeno as Boyd’s successor, effective Jan. 1, 2025. Centeno, 51, is currently vice president of operations and has held various leadership roles since joining Suburban in July 2007.

“At Suburban Propane, we have a great history of developing our people and providing them opportunities to take on additional leadership responsibilities,” says Stivala. “Alex Centeno has been a proven leader in our organization throughout his career in several operational roles across multiple areas of the country. Over the next 12 months, Steve and Alex will work closely to ensure a smooth transition of the operational leadership of Suburban Propane while maintaining the organization’s focus on safety, outstanding customer service and growth.”

Headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey, Suburban Propane is a nationwide distributor of propane, renewable energy and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity and producer of and investor in low-carbon alternatives. Suburban serves about 1 million residential, commercial, governmental, industrial and agricultural customers through about 700 locations across 42 states.

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