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Stuart Weidie Named National Propane Gas Association Chairman

Stuart Weidie, President and CEO of The Blossman Companies assumed the role of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Chairman during NPGA’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, on May 23rd. Mr. Weidie has an extensive history with the propane industry and association, including service on the Executive Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee, and a variety of task forces, including the Autogas Task Force. In his role as Chairman, Mr. Weidie will be the association’s representative to the industry at large. He will also focus on fostering cohesion between the NPGA, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), and affiliated state associations.

Mr. Weidie began his career with Blossman in 1991 as a branch manager. Over the years he continued to work his way up through the company, and ultimately in 2000, Mr. Weidie became President and CEO. Blossman Gas, the eighth largest propane company in the United States, is a 65 year family- owned business started in Ocean Springs, MS, and Mr. Weidie is a third generation President.

Mr. Weidie has been involved in numerous industry organizations including the National Propane Gas Association, various state LPG organizations, and served as Chairman of the Research and Development Advisory Committee of the Propane Education and Research Council for six years.

Rick Roldan, NPGA’s President and CEO said, “This year, the association will focus on an integrated growth strategy with our colleagues at the Propane Education & Research Council and our partners in the states. Working together, we want to raise the industry’s fuel with policy makers and consumers with the shared goal of growing gallons. These officers represent NPGA’s diverse membership, and will lead the industry well through this season of growth.”

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