Energize 2020 was designed with education in mind. We've brought together over a dozen knowledgeable speakers and presenters to share best practices and address the largest challenges facing propane marketers today.

Check back often as we are continuing to add to our lineup of speakers...


Stephen Kaminski

Stephen is the President and CEO of the National Propane Gas Association. Throughout his career, Kaminski has had significant experience in successful advocacy for associations before Congress, federal agencies, and working to scale up state initiatives; implementing national public affairs campaigns; overseeing standards and certification programs; and overseeing internal operations and governance.

Amos Epstein Tank Utility

Amos Epstein

Amos is the CEO and co-founder of Tank Utility. Having worked in the industry for 8 collective years and being an innovator in clean tech for almost a decade, Amos's team creates money saving solutions for propane marketers everywhere.

Jim Townsend Propane

Jim Townsend

Jim Townsend is the CEO of Townsend Energy in Danvers, MA. Townsend is a 4th generation family owned and operated business, servicing a residential and commercial customer base throughout Greater Boston, Northeastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine.

Aaron Cargas

Aaron Cargas

Aaron Cargas is the Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at Cargas. Aaron has worked with Cargas for over 20 years, applying his technical knowledge and creative thinking. Aaron provides editorial content for several local and industry publications and enjoys delivering educational presentations at trade shows.

Marci Gagnon Qualpay

Marci Gagnon

Marci Gagnon is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Qualpay and has been in the payments industry for over 15 years with a concentration in the Energy space. Marci currently leads the Energy chanel at Qualpay and works with customers and partners to develop processing solutions and tools designed to provide real-time reconciliation and cost reduction.

Sandy Barber

Sandy Barber is the Propane Operations Manager at Northdale Oil in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Sandy oversees the propane sector of Northdale's extensive and diverse energy supply operations.

Mike Green Green's Propane

Mike Green

Mike Green is the CEO of Green's Propane Gas in Smiths Station, Alabama. Mike is a third generation owner of his family business which has proudly been serving the Smiths Station area community for over 50 years.

Saul Cohen

Saul Cohen

Saul Cohen is a Product Specialist at Cargas. With over 35 years of software and sales experience and an extensive background in the oil and gas industry, Saul helps fuel dealers understand how technology can support their businesses.

Adam Shantzer GasTec

Adam Shantzer

Adam Shantzer is the Chief Financial Officer at GasTec, where he manages all aspects of the company’s finances, and oversees the day to day internal operations.  He has 16+ years’ experience in the propane industry; which he applies towards developing policies and procedures to constantly improve productivity and efficiency.

Steve Abbate Centane

Steve Abbate

Steve Abbate is a Managing Director and the President of Cetane Associates. Steve has completed over 70 business aquisition transactions, as well as having consulted with and performed financial and operational evaluations on hundreds of businesses throughout the U.S.

Collin Sullivan Tank Utility

Collin Sullivan

Collin has been helping delivered fuel marketers earn higher margins for the past 8 years. He currently leads partnerships and business development at Tank Utility and has held various leadership roles in both sales and business development within in the delivered fuels space with suppliers and back office systems. 

Jon Gilbert Qualpay

Jon Gilbert

Jon is an accomplished payment professional with 10+ years of history in recurring and utility payments. As the Director of Partner Development at Qualpay he oversees business development and sales efforts while working closely with partners to educate merchants on effective cash flow management practices. 

Chris Brablc Tank Utility

Chris Brablc

Chris Brablc is the Senior Director of Marketing at Tank Utility. Chris has over 10 years of experience executing and building marketing strategies for emerging technology brands and is a frequent presenter of marketing best practices at conventions across the country.