Young Gassers names new Advisory Board members

March 8, 2024 By    

The Young Gassers organization is gearing up for the 2024 National Propane Gas Association’s Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, but it’s also in the process of a major “reboot.”

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In addition to introducing two new Advisory Board members, Rachel Wendt and Evan Meier, the organization is planning several announcements during its annual reception, April 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Wendt, of Wendt’s Propane & Oil in Sanborn, New York, has been in the propane industry for four years. She will serve as secretary.

Wendt and her husband, Trevor, are the third generation to take over management of his family’s business, which has been in operation for more than 55 years and is now one of the largest propane and oil distributors in the state. As office manager, Rachel Wendt’s responsibilities include all bookkeeping, accounting and social media management functions. She was named one of the 30 Under 30 Young Gassers in 2022.

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Meier, of Destwin, also has joined the Young Gassers Advisory Board as executive editor and director of IT.

Meier serves as director of design for Destwin, a portal provider for energy marketers, where she has worked for nine years. Prior to Destwin, she was with Valiant Energy Solutions (formerly known as BantamWesson and Wesson Energy) for two years, giving her 11 years overall in the energy industry. At Destwin, she has spearheaded the company’s active involvement with Young Gassers, Women in Energy and Women in Propane. She also has been involved with Vets2Techs, which helps veterans secure careers in the oil and propane industry.

“We are extremely fortunate to have two talented and capable new industry professionals join our leadership team,” says Nick Virchow, regional solutions manager at Anova and the president of Young Gassers. “We know Rachel and Evan will make significant contributions to the Young Gassers organization as we prepare for a very exciting road ahead.”

Membership in Young Gassers is open to industry professionals of all ages. The mission of the 65-year-old organization is to “foster and sustain personal and professional relationships among all members of the propane gas industry.” The organization is supported through contributions from individuals and corporate sponsors. It is committed to making annual scholarships available and supporting the National Museum of Industrial History and its propane exhibit.

Get membership information or register for the April 5 reception here.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3748.

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