Field Controls names new executive

Tim Barton promoted to Director of Wholesale Sales & Marketing
(October 6, 2015)
Field Controls, manufacturers of indoor air quality products, announced the promotion of Tim Barton to Director of Wholesale Sales & Marketing. Barton will manage and support the regional sales team and direct all wholesale-related marketing programs, advertising and product development initiatives. “Tim has proven himself as a leader on our team,” said Patrick Holleran, President. “His ideas, product knowledge, work… FULL ARTICLE >>

NORA: Oil heated homes enjoying lower prices

Homeowners can expect lower heating prices both short and long-term
(October 5, 2015)
The following is a statement released by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA): Homeowners who heat their houses with heating oil will see lower prices this winter and for the foreseeable future. Dramatic increases in production combined with ample and increasing inventories have driven the price of home heating oil down to levels not seen in years. Prices have dropped… FULL ARTICLE >>

General Filters names new President/CEO

Assumes leadership of IAQ products and fuel oil filters manufacturer
(October 1, 2015)
General Filters, Inc., manufacturer of indoor air quality products and fuel oil filters under brands such as GeneralAire and Gar-Ber, announced the appointment of Bob Abraham as the company’s new President & CEO, effective immediately. “For over 75 years, the position of President has been held by one of the owners of General Filters, Inc.  While this has served the company… FULL ARTICLE >>

Changing the Landscape

A sit-down with Nancy Coop, Founding Chair of the NPGA Women in Propane Council
(September 29, 2015)
As part of our ongoing series of articles featuring discussions with influential figures in the liquid fuels and HVAC industries, ICM sat down with Nancy Coop, Business Development Executive with Ferrellgas and Founding Chair of the National Propane Gas Association’s (NPGA) Women in Propane Council. Greg Dool: Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be… FULL ARTICLE >>

Melvin Dubin, Slaint/Fin Founder, Dies at 92

(September 23, 2015)
Melvin Dubin, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Slant/Fin Corp, passed away last week at the age of 92. Dubin started Slant/Fin from the back of a Coney Island, NY bakery in 1949 and oversaw its growth into the international supplier of boilers, baseboards and other radiant heating equipment it is today. Born and raised in New York, Dubin was a… FULL ARTICLE >>

Inside the Mind of Today’s Home Heating Oil Customer

Groundbreaking research provides critical insight into how customers think of your product, services and the competition...
September/October cover story For many years, the oilheat industry has struggled to maintain market share in the face of significant challenges. Not surprisingly, differences of opinion have risen regarding how those in the industry should focus our efforts to fight for our future. Now, for the first time in years, we have substantial, quantifiable data to illuminate a pathway forward.… FULL ARTICLE >>

The search begins…

OESP forms committee to find new Executive Director
(September 22, 2015)
The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) has officially begun its search for a new Executive Director to replace Judy Garber, who will retire in June 2016 after 17 years at the helm. The search committee will be headed by George McQueeney, former OESP President, who will work with current President Al Breda, Garber, Angel Gonzalez and former… FULL ARTICLE >>

Parents steamed over lack of A/C in schools

Baltimore County students deal with hot classrooms, early dismissals
Despite their climate-controlled offices, school administrators in one Maryland County are feeling the heat this September. As temperatures soared during a late-summer heat wave, Baltimore County school students sweltered in 90-degree classrooms, according to dozens of parents who arrived at a county council meeting in matching red shirts to demand answers from school administrators. 48 public schools in Baltimore County–about one-third–do not have air conditioning,… FULL ARTICLE >>

Arrest made in Brooklyn heating oil theft

(September 10, 2015)
New York Police Department (NYPD) officers placed a former United Metro Energy Corp. worker under arrest on August 26 for allegedly stealing a heating oil truck–along with over 2,000 gallons of heating oil–from the company’s Greenpoint, Brooklyn facility back in December of 2013, according to a report from Community News Group. The unnamed man was arrested and charged with unauthorized use… FULL ARTICLE >>

NYOHA names new chief executive

Rocco Lacertosa, Approved Oil, succeeds John Maniscalco
(September 4, 2015)
Rocco J. Lacertosa, Sr. was named the new chief executive of the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA), succeeding John Maniscalco after 24 years at the helm. Lacertosa brings nearly 50 years’ experience in the oil heat industry to his new leadership role at NYOHA, beginning as a technician and delivery driver in 1966. In 1990, he founded Alpha Fuel… FULL ARTICLE >>
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