Denis Gagne, Chair
Robert Barry, Chair-Elect
Robert (Bob) began his career at a public accounting firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan attaining his license as a Certified Public Accountant. In 1986, Bob’s father-in-law, Larry Hinkley, purchased Bergquist, Inc. – a wholesale distributor of propane equipment; Bob became controller soon after. Upon Hinkley’s retirement in 1995, Bob became President and CEO. Bergquist has grown from a single facility, seven-employee business into a five location, 63 employee national independent distributor of propane equipment. Bob is the proud husband of Linda, father of Katie, Jake, and Lauren and grandfather of Emma, Libby, Zeke, and Suzy.
Michelle Bimson Maggi, Vice Chair
Michelle serves as the Group Counsel at AmeriGas and as the Director of Government Affairs at UGI Corporation/AmeriGas Propane, L.P.
Jeff Stewart, Treasurer
Jeff is the President of Blue Star Gas, a retail marketer that operates 14 locations across 7 Western states, and is the third generation in the family-owned business. He has contributed to the company’s significant growth and diversification, growing a substantive autogas presence in the western states through Alliance Autogas, as well as generator sales & service. He has held numerous positions in the propane industry including Chair of the National Benchmarking Council, Chair of the Western Propane Gas Association and Chair of Western PERC. Jeff resides in Santa Rosa, CA with his wife Samantha and has four children ages 5-22.