Propane Industry Leader Testimonials

GeneratioNext Propane Pros is proud to partner with state associations across the country to bring much needed recruitment and workforce development resources to local propane companies. Hear frrom propane industry leaders that have brought GeneratioNext Propane Pros to their states and how the program has helped marketers in their area.

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As the Executive Vice President of the Propane Marketers Association of Kansas, the PMAK staff works to add value to our members every day. The single biggest concern propane companies have is their aging workforce, but I am proud to say we are now able to provide Kansas propane companies with a solution! The investment in GeneratioNext Propane Pros is a no brainer. In just a few short months, we already have propane companies interviewing and hiring qualified candidates as a result of the outreach sessions GeneratioNext Propane Pros conducts. We look forward to continuing to partner with GeneratioNext Propane Pros and solving our industry’s workforce challenge.
Greg Noll
Executive Director • Propane Marketers Association of Kansas (PMAK)
Kansas

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With the average age of a CDL driver and HVAC technician being 55 years old, it is no surprise that propane companies are concerned with the aging workforce. The Missouri Propane Gas Association and Arkansas Propane Gas Association are thrilled to partner with GeneratioNext Propane Pros to help us solve one of our industry’s greatest challenges. Not only does GeneratioNext Propane Pros conduct outreach sessions with CDL programs, HVAC schools, community colleges, and adult education programs, but they provide a portal where propane companies can both search for qualified candidates and post jobs. The numbers speak for themselves, we already have over 125 qualified candidates and a dozen hires! We look forward to continuing to work with Michelle and provide propane companies in Missouri and Arkansas with this incredible program!
Steve Ahrens
Executive Director • Missouri Propane Gas Association & Arkansas Propane Gas Association

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One of the biggest challenges our members face is the workforce shortage. The New York Propane Gas Association partnered with GeneratioNext Propane Pros to combat this challenge, connecting propane marketers with qualified candidates for hire. With over 200 candidates in a few short months, propane marketers have been able to find their next hire. After sitting in on an outreach session, it’s clear why the program is a success. HVAC and CDL students are educated on the career opportunities available in the propane industry and get to speak with an employer. During my first outreach session the instructor even asked about incorporating our CETP training into his curriculum. I would highly recommend taking advantage of this exciting resource.
Bill Overbaugh
Executive Director • New York Propane Gas Association
New York

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I have had the opportunity to join in on a couple GeneratioNext Propane Pros outreach sessions that Michelle had arranged with various CDL and Technical Schools throughout the state. It was a great chance to talk to these folks about a career in the propane industry, and the many upsides for them to consider. I believe these students are a target group of prospective propaners that ALL state associations should be involved with. A very pro-propane presentation that will make them think of Propane as a career choice.
David K. Bertelsen
National Propane Product Manager • Matheson
Ohio

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When we completed our initial workforce recruitment project, we know we did well in our outreach to military veterans and bases with several dozen applicants. However, we were impressed with the numbers we heard GeneratioNext Propane Pros and Vets 2 Techs achieved in other areas, and the Ohio Propane Gas Association decided to give them an opportunity to do the same in Ohio. In the first few short months, they have already generated over 100 applicants – the majority of whom have a CDL already!
Derek Dalling
Executive Director • Ohio Propane Gas Association
Ohio

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The single greatest concern I hear from propane employers across the state is the challenge of finding qualified drivers and technicians. GeneratioNext Propane Pros is one of our solutions. The program provides our industry a way to connect with the next generation and educate them on the benefits of a career in the propane industry. I would highly recommend all propane marketers throughout Louisiana take advantage of this exciting resource.
Randy Hayden
Executive Director • Louisiana Propane Gas Association
Louisiana

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I have been fortunate to work near and within the propane industry over the past decade and have grown tremendous respect for the people dedicated to providing an environmentally friendly and safe fuel source to our customers. I have also seen it can be challenging to share this story with the next generation – especially those entering the workforce. GeneratioNext Propane is doing a phenomenal job connecting with propane retailers to educate students at local technical schools around not only the basics of propane but also about rewarding, local job opportunities within the propane industry. It’s a community we are passionate to grow, and GeneratioNext Propane is doing all the right things to partner with institutes to build a pipeline of hard-working experts to carry the legacy forward.
Becky Hornblower
Energy Marketing Specialist • Gold Star FS
Illinois

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The Alabama Propane Gas Association is excited to be working with V.E.T.S. and GeneratioNext Propane Pros to educate and recruit prospective employees to the propane industry. We believe that Jesse Lord and Michelle Wilson will add great value to our current workforce development initiative. Having access to their knowledge of recruitment among the military and student populations should provide great value to the industry. We hope that providing this benefit to the industry in Alabama will successfully increase our workforce and allow our industry members to focus more on customer service than the daunting task of finding qualified employees.
Lisa F. Hill
Executive Director • Alabama Propane Gas Association
Alabama

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As with many, our members are faced with the challenge of finding employees during a mass labor shortage. To assist our members in finding future employees, the Illinois Propane Gas Association partnered with GeneratioNext Propane Pros and Vets 2 Techs. GeneratioNext Propane Pros has done an excellent job educating students within the CDL and trade school programs about potential career opportunities in the propane industry. Not only does this recruitment program target students in CDL and trade but also veterans. Jesse with Vets 2 Techs has developed a program to bring propane career opportunities to veterans as well. With over 500 applicants in less than 6 months, both parts of this workforce development have been a great success. I look forward to working with Michelle and Jesse and seeing what growth we can bring in 2022!
Amy DeVos
Executive Director • Illinois Propane Gas Association
Illinois