NPGA Awards

NPGA makes every effort to honor its members who give unselfishly of their time and energy to further the principles of the asociation, the welfare of the industry, and the ideals of a democratic society. It does this in part through the awards detailed below. Nominations for these awards are welcomed and encouraged from any NPGA member. Nominating forms are available by clicking the links below. The deadline for all awards is December 1. All awards are presented at NPGA's Nominating Luncheon or summer Board of Directors meeting,held in conjunction with Propane Days.

Distinguished Service Award

NPGA's most prestigious honor is its Distinguished Service Award, which grants the recipient honorary lifetime membership in the Association. It is awarded only to individuals who, in the opinion of the Distinguished Service Award Committee (a panel composed of all active past presidents/Chairmen of NPGA),  have made an outstanding contribution, either to NPGA or to the propane industry.

Distinguished Service Award Information

Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form

 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Mark Anton
George G. Oberfell
M. G. Farrar
E.L. Mills
H. Emerson Thomas
Harry E. Newell
Harry Campbell

Harrison K. Strickler
E. Carl Sorby
A. N. Kerr
K. R. D. Wolfe
Lee A. Brand
Howard D. White
Walter A. Naumer
W.D. Cook
Rosswell W. Thomas
J. Woodward Martin
Charles O. Russell
Paul S. Endacott
Norman A. Evans
C. J. McAllister
Robert E. Poethig
Ernest Fannin
W. A. Schuette
A. C. Kreutzer
William S. Brenckle
William C. Hill
Ross K. Albon

O. L. Garretson
Wilbur L. Walls
Fred H. Ramseur, Jr.
Don Schultz
Walter H. Johnson
Bill L. Jellison
J. Charles Sawyer
William B. McHenry
J. D. Capps
William W. Clark
Milford Therrell
Sam McTier (2002)
Michael Gorham (2009)
Eugene V.N. Bissell (2011)

 

Bill Hill Award

The Bill Hill Memorial Award is presented to an NPGA member who has made significant contributions to the propane industry in the area public affairs at the national, state, or local level. The award honors the memory of the late William C. Hill, who from 1974 to 1979 chaired the National Committee on Propane Allocation and Price Regulations, and includes a grant to an educational institution of the recipient's choice.

Bill Hill Award Information

Bill Hill Award Nomination Form

 Recipients of Bill Hill Award Recipients

J. C. Sawyer (1980)
D. G. Bunnell (1981)
M. W. Schroeder (1984)
B. W. Byrne (1992)

W. B. McHenry (1993)

Milford Therrell  (1996)
Mark Pennington (2007)

Walton Gresham, III (2010)
Glenn Miller (2011)

 

State Director of the Year

This award recognizes the NPGA state director deemed outstanding in three principal areas; communicating with members in his/her state, working with NPGA committees, and attending both national and state meetings. The winner is selected by a panel consisting of the current NPGA chairman, the immediate past chairman, and the NPGA district directors.

State Director of the Year Information and Criteria

State Director of the Year Nomination Form

State Director of the Year
Award Recipients

2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
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2002
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1992
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1982
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Wisconsin
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Idaho
California
Virginia
Arizona 
Missouri
Virginia
Ohio
Georgia
Mississippi
Georgia
Arkansas
New Jersey

Gary France
Jim Ressler
Charles Ory
Kevin Keller
D. Frank Platz
Chris Earhart
Malcolm Barrett
David Bixler
Charles Revere
Doug Auxier
Gerry Misel
Robert Y. Love
Harry Lyons
George Ed White
H. Emerson Thomas

 

Safety Award

NPGA Safety Awards are bestowed upon individuals, companies, or branches of larger firms that have made extraordinary contributions to industry safety, through public or community education, HAZMAT efforts or other methods. The past and present chairmen of the CETP Certification Committee select the award recipient.

Safety Award Information

Safety Award Nomination Form - Individual

Safety Award Nomination Form - Company

  Safety Award Recipients

2011
2009
2007
2005
2001
1999
1998
Dennis Cruise
Elbert A. Linder
Ric Chatham
Tim Spicer, Virginia PGA
Larry Wilson, University of Missouri Fire Rescue & Training Institute
Tim Ferns, Rumford Energy Group
Thermogas Company, Tulsa, OK
Star Gas Propane, LP, Stamford, CT

 


 



 

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