Suburban Propane hire to push growth in renewable energy

March 10, 2021 By    
M. Douglas Dagan Suburban Propane


Suburban Propane Partners hired M. Douglas Dagan to fill a new executive-level position of vice president, strategic initiatives – renewable energy.

According to Suburban, the position will support the company’s Go Green with Suburban Propane corporate pillar and its commitment to invest in clean energy solutions. The new position also will be responsible for supporting Suburban’s long-term strategic growth and diversification initiatives through the identification, analysis and execution of transformative acquisitions, strategic partnerships or investments in renewable energy opportunities, the company says.

Dagan has spent the past decade advising companies on the development of renewable energy projects, advocating for environmental and renewable energy policies, and supporting climate change strategies and initiatives through his association with local, national and international organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Air Task Force and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Dagan brings a unique perspective to Suburban, combining his background in chemistry and environmental management, a passion for climate change science and policy, and experience in advocating for public policy that is supportive of renewable energy investments, the company says. He holds degrees from Middlebury College, Vermont Law School and the Yale School of the Environment.

“In 2019, Suburban launched our Go Green with Suburban Propane corporate pillar with the dual purpose of advocating for the clean attributes of traditional propane as part of the solution for the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and our commitment to invest in innovative solutions that can contribute to a sustainable energy future,” says Michael A. Stivala, president and CEO of Suburban Propane. “Over the course of the last six months, we made great strides in advancing our strategic growth initiatives with the supply and distribution of renewable propane, and our investment in Oberon Fuels, a development-stage producer of a low-carbon transportation fuel.

“With the creation of this new role, which will report directly to me, Suburban will now have a dedicated resource focused on investment and business development opportunities in the growing renewable energy space,” Stivala adds. “We are excited to welcome Doug into the Suburban Propane family, and look forward to his contributions toward our efforts to build out a renewable energy platform.”

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