NPGA Executive Officers

The NPGA 2015 Annual Meeting and Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting were held on June 8, 2015. The following individuals were elected as the 2015-2016 officers.

Charlie Ory, Chairman: Charlie has worked in the propane industry for many years, currently as President of Family Propane. He has served for years volunteering his time with industry organizations, including as Past-President of the Arizona Propane Gas Association. Charlie is an active member of the NPGA Board of Directors and has served as the Arizona State Director and Chairman of the Technical, Safety, and Standards Committee. He also has experience with the Propane Education and Research Council as a member of the Consumer Education and Awareness Committee to name a few.
Stuart Weidie, Chairman-Elect: Stuart serves as President and CEO of The Blossman Companies, a retail LPG marketer located in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic States.  Blossman Gas and Appliance, with 65 locations, is the largest independent marketer of LP Gas in the United States and offers a full line of appliances, gas products and installation services.  He is also CEO of Alliance AutoGas, a nationwide network of companies providing LPG vehicle equipment, conversions and propane AutoGas for government and private fleets.  
Jerry Brick, Vice-Chairman: Jerry is the owner of North Star Energy LLC in Aberdeen, SD.  Brick has served in a variety of leadership positions within NPGA, including: the Executive Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee, Member Services Committee, and issue specific task forces. He has also held every office in the South Dakota Propane Gas Association.  Jerry was an advisory member of the Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD, for the Propane and Natural Gas Technologies course.
Chris Earhart, Treasurer: Chris is the president of Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation in Verona, VA.  He is a member, past president, and former director of the Virginia Propane Gas Association.  He has served on the board of directors of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) since 1997.  In his role as NPGA treasurer, Earhart will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s budget and finances.  Currently, Earhart and his wife, Becky, reside near Verona, VA and have a small cow/calf farming operation.




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