Former NEFI EVP & CEO Jack Sullivan passes away

Written on: September 7, 2022 by ICM

Jack Sullivan

On August 25, and a day after his 86th birthday, Jack Sullivan II passed away at home in Waltham, MA. He was National Energy & Fuels Institute’s (NEFI) Executive VP & CEO from 1995 to 2007. He left his earthly life after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

“As a dedicated and consummate gentleman representing the liquid heating fuels industry, Jack made a profound impact on us all,” said Sean Cota, current NEFI President & CEO, in a letter. “He was a relentless advocate for our Main Street family businesses.”

“Jack testified before state and federal legislatures and was on a first-name basis with many influential politicians,” Cota continued. “The efforts of Jack and other departed leaders such as New York’s Bob Greenes led to the creation of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) by Congress in 2000.”

Cota noted Sullivan’s positive outlook and strong work ethic. Sullivan also once served as Deputy Mayor at Waltham City Hall. He leaves behind his wife of 61 years Anne, their six children (Mark, Eileen, Carole, Elizabeth, John and Mary) and 12 grandchildren.