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ThompsonGas welcomes propane industry veterans

November 14, 2012 By    

Maryland-based ThompsonGas plans to accelerate new growth opportunities with the addition of propane industry veterans Daniel P. Carrigan, John P. Simcox and Lawrence M. Young, the company announced. ThompsonGas has also promoted Ann Kastle to customer relations and sales specialist.

Carrigan joined ThompsonGas in November as director of business development. In his new role, Carrigan is responsible for initiating the company’s propane acquisitions. He has been involved in business development in the propane industry for more than 10 years, most recently as director of business development at Inergy and director of corporate development at Ferrellgas prior to that. He has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operations, accounting and finance in various industries for 25 years.

Simcox joined ThompsonGas in October as vice president of business development. In this position, Simcox is instrumental in facilitating retail propane acquisitions throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States, the company says. Before joining ThompsonGas, Simcox facilitated more than 35 retail propane acquisitions as director of business development for Inergy. Prior to that, Simcox held director of sales and marketing, vice president and management positions at companies, including American Welding & Tank (Harsco Co.) and Chemi-Trol Tank Division. Simcox is a member of the National Propane Gas Association, a councilor for the Propane Education & Research Council, past president of the Ohio Propane Gas Association and a member of other state propane associations.

In September, ThompsonGas welcomed Young as project manager. His responsibilities include assisting senior management in developing companywide practices for business analytics, implementation of retail software packages, acquisition integration, and standardization of retail policies and procedures. Before joining ThompsonGas, Young held branch and regional management positions with Suburban Propane, Star Gas and Inergy. Most recently, he served as project manager of Inergy, where he developed uniform business models and converted more than 90 business units into one back office software package. Young is a marketing chairman of the New York Propane Gas Association.

Kastle. meanwhile, has worked at ThompsonGas since October 2000, first as a sales associate in Charlestown, W.Va., Boonsboro, Md., and Purcellville, Va., then as a customer service representative for the past two years in Ranson, W.Va. In her new role, she is responsible for all aspects of sales and customer service in the Berkeley Springs, W.Va. office.

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3724.

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