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NEFI announces Jim Collura as Acting President & CEO

May 16, 2024

The Executive Committee of the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Collura as Acting President & CEO, effective immediately. Collura began his career in Washington, DC, working for a prominent U.S. Senator from New Hampshire in 2003 and joined the NEFI team in 2005. During his more […]

NEFI President & CEO Sean Cota steps down

May 13, 2024

The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) has announced that Sean Cota, President & CEO, has stepped down from his position, effective immediately, for personal reasons. “Since taking the role in 2018—and before this, as a NEFI member and lifelong industry advocate—Sean has guided us with vision, leadership, and dedication,” said Board Chair Ray Hart. […]

Taco employees celebrate the life of John H. White, III

May 10, 2024

On April 27, Taco Comfort Solutions held its first annual John Hazen White III Memorial Tribute at Narragansett Brewery in Narragansett, RI. The event was created in honor of the company’s late Senior VP, North American OEM Sales, who unexpectedly passed away in November 2022. Participants in the day of unity and celebration included Taco […]

Seitron to host 7/16 combustion training

May 8, 2024

Seitron Americas Inc. will host a class titled “The Importance of Combustion” training on Tuesday, July 16. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Seitron’s facility in Newtown, PA. Seasoned professionals and novice technicians alike will benefit from the training, which will provide valuable insights and practical knowledge. Expert speakers will cover a range […]

Lennox calls for local hero nominations for Feel The Love program

May 7, 2024

Nominations are now open for Lennox Industries‘ “Feel The Love Program.” Celebrating 15 years of giving back to deserving homeowners, the annual program continues its partnership with residential dealers across the U.S. and Canada to donate and install heating and cooling (HVAC) units for community heroes. Nominations are open until August 31, and deserving individuals […]

E-ZOIL appoints new National Sales Manager John Diggs

May 6, 2024

E-ZOIL announced the appointment of John Diggs as National Sales Manager. Diggs joins E-ZOIL with two decades of aftermarket experience that he gleaned before starting his own promotional merchandising business in Iowa, which he ran for over a decade, before returning home to Buffalo, NY, in 2020. Diggs will oversee E-ZOIL’s U.S. and Canadian distributor […]

Lab Leaders Discuss Fueling the Future

ICM continues its interview series with Dr. Thomas Butcher, NORA Director of Research, and Dr. Jenny Frank, NORA Research Associate. This interview was excerpted from an episode of NORA’s “In The Loop” podcast series. To hear other episodes, go to IntheLoopwithNORA.org. NORA Dr. Butcher, do you want to give a short introduction to Dr. Frank […]

Reinventing the Home Heating-oil Business

A comprehensive guide to embracing innovation, adaptability and passion… Amid unprecedented challenges facing the home heating-oil industry, fuel dealers find themselves at a critical juncture. From the growing threat of electrification to market disruptions and the generational shift in family businesses, it’s evident that traditional approaches are no longer sufficient. We’ll delve into the core […]

Electricity: It’s Role in Heating & Cooling Systems (Part 2)

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern heating and cooling systems, powering a vast array of devices and technologies that maintain comfortable indoor environments in homes and businesses around the world. Adding to our previous discussion about how energy is produced, in Part 2 we will explore how electricity is utilized in these systems, the components […]

Implementing Cathodic Protection Testing

It’s easier than you think… For many propane marketers, cathodic protection inspections and documentation are the “procrastination task” on their checklist. Though cathodic protection is required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), many propane marketers aren’t meeting requirements because they aren’t sure what is required to satisfy the guidelines. You may be surprised to […]