2020 SPEAKER BIOS
Virtual Propane Expo was designed with YOU in mind. You are busy and want to hear from the industry thought leaders in your schedule at your convenience. These industry veterans will provide both Live and recorded a presentations just for you to help you grow and thrive in 2020. Live presentations will occur on the date of the show and recorded presentations will become first available on show date.
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Company profile 101
Federal Regulations 49 CFR 172.802 requires companies that transport propane to have a written security plan or be subject to fines. Companies that do not comply can be placed OUT OF SERVICE! Fines range from $3700.00 to $9300.00. Learn about the most recent security plan changes and requirements form the experts.
Marci Gagnon is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Qualpay and has been in the payments industry for over15 years with a concentration in the Energy space. Marci currently leads the Energy chanel at Qualpay and works with customers and partners to develop processing solutions and tools designed to provide real-time reconciliation and cost reduction
Has represented PriMedia for over 19 years. Working with marketers of all sizes across the home comfort industry as well as local, state and national associations. Consulting on all facets of their marketing programs, as well as providing sales, customer service and other industry trainings. David has not only represented PriMedia, but has also been an advocate for the industry through trainings/workshops for Real Estate and Home Inspector professionals. In addition to his other responsibilities, David is also head of advertising services for Oil & Energy Magazine and “normally” could be seen running about with his camera documenting industry events such for the magazine as well.
Advanced Fuel Solutions
Barry Aruda is the Northeast Territory Manager of Advanced Fuel Solutions. His clients include heating oil & propane dealers, over-the-road & vocational fleets, and facilities with generator power needs. Barry is a member of OESP, motor transport associations, and the energy marketer organizations in the New England states. Much of his time is spent in the field, collecting fuel for analysis, consulting the challenges of today’s fuel, and hosting education sessions/meetings where and when he is needed. Barry’s is a regular contributor to industry publications, authoring articles that focus on the current state of the energy industry and the people who represent it.
JD Buss has been actively working in the Northeast propane region since 2013 and been a member of the Twin Feathers team since 2008. Prior energy experience in oil and natural gas coupled with small business ownership as well as a CPA and CTA certification, allows him to relate with and assist retail propane distributors. The Twin Feathers team is actively involved in both the NPGA and PGANE Supply Committees. JD Buss has also served as an NPGA Benchmark facilitator along with writing multiple articles for BPN and speaking at conference events for OPIS, IHS, NPGA, and several state propane associations.
Jon is an accomplished payment professional with 10+ years of history in recurring and utility payments. As the Director of Partner Development at Qualpay he oversees business development and sales efforts while working closely with partners to educate merchants on effective cash flow management practices.