Leslie Anderson

President and CEO

Leslie has worked in the propane and regulatory compliance industry for over 25 years, having served as director of risk management and corporate counsel for Dead River Company and bureau director for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Leslie is a graduate of the University of Texas and she holds a master’s degree in environmental management, from the University of Houston, and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.  Leslie is active with the National Propane Gas Association, and the Energy Marketer Associations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Contact me for:

  • PGANE’s Strategic Plan
  • Board Initiatives
  • Legislative issues
  • State Lobbying
  • Go Green with Propane

Caryn Gwizdala

Member Services / Office Manager

Caryn is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the office including overseeing the administration and accounting systems, scheduling and planning logistics and details for upcoming events, assisting members with general questions as well as safety and training material needs, and participating with the rest of the PGANE staff in outreach opportunities to promote our membership and the propane industry.  She also helps to coordinate the meetings, activities, and accounting for the NE Propane Foundation.

Contact me for:

  • resource catalog and other training material orders
  • Upcoming events
  • Accounting queries
  • General questions

Byron Breda

Safety & Training Director

Byron has worked in the propane and oil industry for over twenty five years. During that time, he has worked in compliance and safety. Byron also has over 30 years in the fire service as a career firefighter and has served as an officer over seeing all types of emergencies from fire suppression to medical calls to hazardous materials incidents.

Contact me for:

  • Compliance and Safety
  • Code Requirements
  • Training Questions


Charlie Ermer


Palmer Gas & Oil, Atkinson, NH

Jim Blake

Vice Chair

Eastern Propane & Oil, Danvers, MA

Judy Taranovich


Proctor Gas Inc., Proctor, VT

Ryan Jackson


D.F. Richard Energy, Dover, NH

Steve Chase

Immediate Past Chairman

FSI, Inc., South Hadley, MA

Board Members

Jody Ameden

Vermont – Region 6

Crown Energy Solutions
Windham, NH

Matt Buckley

Rhode Island – Region 9

Casey’s Oil & Propane
Portsmouth, RI

Steve Chase

Massachusetts – NPGA

Fuel Services
South Hadley, MA

Rich Donnell

Massachusetts – Region 7

Brian Guarco

Connecticut – Region 10

State Line Propane, LLC
Granby, CT

Peter Iacobucci

Maine – NPGA

Palmer Gas & Oil
Atkinson, NH

Ryan Jackson

New Hampshire – NPGA

D.F. Richard Energy
Dover, NH

Tom Manson

District 10 – NPGA

Eastern Propane & Oil
Rochester, NH

Dave Marcotte

Maine – Region 2

Champagne’s Energy
Arundel, ME

Troy Phillips

Massachusetts – Region 8

Hall-Trask Equipment
Braintree, MA

Jim Proulx

New Hampshire – Region 4

Proulx Oil & Propane, Inc.
Newmarket, NH

Ryan Quiggle

Rhode Island – NPGA

Superior Plus Propane
Wayne, PA

Rick Rowan

Connecticut – NPGA

Rural Gas Company
Trumbull, CT

Mark Saunders

New Hampshire – Region 3

White Mountain Oil & Propane
North Conway, NH

Michael Schmell

Vermont – Region 5

Stone Road Energy
Concord, NH

Judy Taranovich

Vermont – NPGA

Proctor Gas Inc.
Proctor, VT

Andy Tatakis

Connecticut – Region 11

Tarantin Industries, Inc.
Brentwood, NH

Jim Van Uden

Maine – Region 1

R.H. Foster Energy
Hampden, ME

Joe Trefethen

Director at Large

Sail Energy
Portsmouth, NH