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AmeriGas Announces that Eugene V.N. Bissell, President & CEO, Will Retire in 2012

AmeriGas Propane, Inc., general partner of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APU), announced that Eugene V.N. Bissell, president and chief executive officer, intends to retire in the spring of 2012.  Mr. Bissell, 58, joined UGI Corporation in 1981 as part of UGI’s executive training program.  He held positions of increasing responsibility at UGI and in the industrial gases division of AmeriGas prior to leaving in 1987 to join the BOC Group, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in their industrial gasses business.  Mr. Bissell returned to AmeriGas Propane, Inc. in 1995 and held positions in sales, marketing and operations prior to his promotion to president and chief executive officer in 2000.

Lon R. Greenberg, chairman of AmeriGas, said, “Throughout his 30 year career, Gene has made enormous contributions to both AmeriGas and the propane industry.  Gene led AmeriGas through a period of transformational improvements in customer service, operations and safety while at the same time delivering long-term value for AmeriGas’s investors.  Gene was also a role model for many at AmeriGas, leading the company in a highly ethical manner and always remembering to thank the employees that contributed to the company’s success. Gene also served the propane industry through his many years of involvement in the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA).  Gene’s contributions to the industry were recently recognized when he was awarded NPGA’s Distinguished Service Award, becoming one of only 39 people so honored in the 80-year history of NPGA.  We thank Gene for his many contributions to AmeriGas and the propane industry and wish him a long, happy and healthy future retirement.”

The company plans to name Mr. Bissell’s successor by December 31, 2011.

AmeriGas Partners is the nation’s largest retail propane marketer, serving approximately 1.3 million customers in all 50 states from nearly 1,200 locations.  UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), through subsidiaries, owns 44% of the Partnership and the public owns the remaining 56%.

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  1. Judith Buckamneer
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Mr. bissel Sir,
    We are having problems with the Amerigas Co. here in Belhaven, N.C. They are non responsive in phone calls from the manager, still waiting to hear from her and it’s been over 2 weeks. Now we are being double billed for a previous work order, which had been paid. Our tank is still not tied down with cable after a hurricane that we had on August 27,2011, which was not tied down after Hurricane Isabel. Your company in Belhaven has poor customer relations. Your emplyees have lied to us. This is not the way to run a business. Please contact me by phone or email. My phone: 1(252) 964-2337.

  2. Claire McKenna
    Posted February 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Dear Mr. Bissell:

    I have been having problems with the local AmeriGas office and representative in Lake George for quite a while…

    Today I talked to a very knowledgeable and helpful customer service person at the general number…she fixed the automatic payments that were supposed to be taken from my husbands credit card and resolved the problem of all the past due notices I was getting as a result of the poor service in the upstate area.

    Her name is Evon…and I want to commend you as to having a person like that to talk to customers and to actually do their job…She is an asset to your company.

    I wish you well in your retirement and hope that AmeriGas will step up as a company and hire more Evons rather than the ones that I have been previously been speaking too…( and some who just don’t answer their phones!!)

    Claire McKenna

    • Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      Thank you for your kind words Claire. We have forwarded your note on to Mr. Bissell. Thank you!

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