Dan Vastyan

ASTM International honors Steve Howell with Eagle Award

June 20, 2024

Clean Fuels Alliance America announced that Steve Howell, MARC-IV (M4) Consulting, was honored with the prestigious Eagle Award at the semi-annual ASTM International D02 Committee meetings in Austin, TX. The Eagle Award honors sustained multiple and significant contributions to the standardization process in ASTM D02 Committee and subcommittees. Howell has spearheaded technical efforts on behalf […]

Watts reps celebrate 150th Anniversary on the 150th day of the year

June 17, 2024

On May 29, the 150th day of the year, Watts’ independent sales representative agencies across the U.S. and Canada celebrated 150th Day, marking the latest celebration in the company’s year-long 150th anniversary festivities.  Manufacturer rep agencies passionately embraced the celebration, hosting events for customers and sharing pictures on social media. Watts prides itself on having […]

AFS welcomes Eric Aiken as Operations & Sales Support Specialist

June 12, 2024

Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc. (AFS) welcomes Eric Aiken as its new Operations & Sales Support Specialist. Aiken joins AFS with a strong background in relationship-building and client support, making him a valuable addition to the team, said the company. He has demonstrated an exceptional ability in fostering trust and collaboration among internal stakeholders and external […]

Fujitsu promotes Shawn Hill to Director of Business Development

June 4, 2024

Fujitsu General America, Inc. has promoted Shawn Hill to Director of Business Development from his previous position as Region Sales Manager, Southeast. In his new role, Hill is responsible for identifying and developing new distribution opportunities for Fujitsu. “Shawn has been instrumental in the company’s growth during his 17 years at Fujitsu,” said Dennis Stinson, […]

Preparing the Ground to Market Low Carbon Fuels & Services

June 3, 2024

With all the challenges that the retail liquid heating marketer faces today—including diminishing degree days, regulatory uncertainty, and the difficulty in identifying and hiring qualified drivers and technicians—there lies another reality that is emerging year over year. The new, younger liquid heating customer is far more conscious of the environment and reducing their carbon footprint […]

“What are the Multiples Like These Days?” & Other Industry Gossip

Winter is behind us, and conference season is upon us. The conversations around the industry naturally include the current challenges, new products and technology, the lack of Winter weather and other standard fare. However, those discussions will inevitably turn to juicier topics: who is buying, who is selling and the “multiples” that the lucky owners […]

Controls for Honeywell Electronic Fan Timer

The majority of new equipment today involves some form of electronics, as well as the principal of electronic flame detection and the use of flame rectification as a safety and flame proving system. This is the case with both Forced Warm Air systems and Forced Hot Water systems. There are, however, different ways it is […]

Baseball, Warm Weather and Clean Heat Standards

It’s Springtime in the Northeast Flowers aren’t the only thing in bloom this season. New York plans to implement an economy-wide Cap-and-Invest program in 2025. Massachusetts and Vermont plan to implement Clean Heat Standards (CHS) in 2026. New Jersey and Rhode Island have introduced legislation for CHS regulations. Other States won’t be far behind. What […]

2024 Vision Conference & Industry Summit a success

May 31, 2024

Liquid fuels industry leaders and supporters convened in Weehawken, NJ, on April 30 and May 1 for the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) 2024 Visions Conference. Visions attendees networked the floors of the Envue Hotel, meeting with vendors and attending business and management sessions while enjoying each other’s company and the magnificent views of […]

PPATEC to host Oil Tech Talk Gathering on 8/10

May 29, 2024

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) will host an Oil Tech Talk Gathering on Saturday, August 10, at its center in Middletown, PA. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT, attendees can enjoy a day of networking with peers as they rotate through five tables, each featuring an Industry expert. The entire event will be […]