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CONWAY — White Mountain Oil & Propane announces that Shane McKinney has been appointed as new service manager
(October 31, 2018) McKinney has been with White Mountain Oil & Propane for 17 years in the role of service technician as well as serving as a salesman with the sales department.
In his new role as service manager, he will oversee the service crew and the delivery of mechanical service and installations to all White Mountain Oil & Propane customers.
McKinney, 46, holds a journeyman license for fuel oil in Maine as well as licenses for propane gas in both Maine and New Hampshire.
In addition, he is a member of the Mt. Washington Lodge of Free Masons No. 87 as a past officer and former president of the business corporation. McKinney also serves on the Department of Environmental Services Oil Fund Disbursement Board, appointed by Gov. Chris Sununu.
McKinney lives in Albany with his wife, Gina, and their son, Matthew. He has been involved in the community by volunteering, scholarship committees, and different political campaigns as an advisor and town chairman. He spent 15 years in the fire service as a call firefighter to the towns of Bartlett, Redstone and North Conway, retiring in 2004. He says it was a wonderful and rewarding part time career, helping people in need at unfortunate times in their lives.
McKinney says he is honored to have the support of White Mountain Oil & Propane and looks forward to continuing the company’s motto of “Always There for You” in his management style for his fellow employees as well as the customers he has served for many years.
Owned by the Saunders family, White Mountain Oil & Propane is a locally operated energy retailer serving northern New Hampshire and western Maine for three generations. White Mountain Oil & Propane delivers premium fuel oil products, propane gas, as well as heating service and installation from our base in the heart of the White Mountains.
White Mountain Oil future tech awarded scholarship
(July 2018) CONWAY — White Mountain Oil & Propane’s future Service Technician Matt Aaron Coolbroth has been awarded the prestigious Dave Nelsen Scholarship from the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals.
Coolbroth received the $5,000 scholarship at the OESP Awards Banquet in May at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
The scholarship will be used to pay his tuition at the N.H. School of Mechanical Trades in Hampton.
Coolbroth joined White Mountain Oil & Propane as an apprentice after graduating from Kennett High School in Conway. He is in the early stages of training to become an oil/propane service technician.
To become a New Hampshire licensed oil technician, Coolbroth will need 4,000 hours of appropriate field experience and the required certifications, while to become licensed as a gas service technician he will need a minimum of 2,000 field hours plus educational hours.
There’s a serious shortage of service people in the trades all over the U.S. Nationally, the current average age of an HVAC technician is 54 years old.
“In our company, almost half of our service technicians are over age 60, so we’re delighted to have Matt join our team,” explained Dana Jones, White Mountain Oil & Propane’s director of sales and marketing.
“We’re continually looking for technicians, and welcome the opportunity to have younger workers undertake their training while working with our seasoned technicians who are a great resource for them,” Jones said.
Jones said that often the mechanical trades are overlooked as a career choice. “Young people attending a four-year college can easily graduate with debt in the six figures — and no job,” Jones continued.
“In Matt, we have a young man who started with us after graduating from Kennett and who will, by the age of 21, have to potential to earn a good wage with benefits and will have a great opportunity for advancement. We couldn’t be prouder of him. OESP only awards three to five scholarships a year nationally, and we’re so pleased that he was awarded one.”
Jones added that he welcomes the opportunity to speak with young people who are interested in exploring what a career in the HVAC industry has to offer — or workers who are considering a career change. “This is a great industry — and a great company, and we’re definitely looking for the next generation to join us.”
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Oil and Energy Service Professionals has named Curtis Reynolds of Conway as a vice president of the 2016-17 year. Reynolds currently serves as the OESP New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter vice president. He is also as an Education Committee member.
"I am pleased to accept the position as a VP of the National Board of OESP," Reynolds said in a prepared statement. "This will provide me with more opportunities to make sure our new and current technicians in the HVAC fields have the tools they need to keep up with new technology and also fine tune their skills for their advancement.
"The HVAC industry has changed so much in the past few years that it can be hard to keep up with the changes," Reynolds continued.
"The methods of getting information for new products and training have changed in the past five years. Through OESP, we can all work, learn and share together through networking that goes far beyond the 'social networks' that are established on our computers, tablets and smartphones."
Reynolds is a service department manager at White Mountain Oil & Propane in Conway, where he has been employed for 16 years.
In his role at the company, he oversees the entire service crew and the delivery of mechanical service and installations to all White Mountain Oil & Propane customers. Reynolds holds a master license for fuel oil in Maine, masters licenses for both electrical and plumbing in Maine and New Hampshire, is fully licensed for propane and natural gas in both Maine and New Hampshire, and is certified for air conditioning. Reynolds also is the treasurer for the New Hampshire Oil Heat Council.
The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals is dedicated to the advancement of all energy service professionals throughout the United States. Its members share ideas and information about technical and managerial procedures to improve the quality of customer service. Originally rooted in oil heat, the association, formerly known as the National Association of Oilheating Service Managers when founded more than 60 years ago, now proudly serves all energy service professionals. The OESP is composed of students, instructors, technicians and management level executives, in addition to small-business owners.
White Mountain Oil & Propane has announced the appointment of Curtis Reynolds as its new service department manager
(April 13, 2016) Curtis Reynolds has been with White Mountain Oil & Propane for 16 years providing support to customers through both the sales and service departments. He has also developed and presented state and nationally accredited training for company employees.
In his new role as service manager, he will oversee the entire service crew and the delivery of mechanical service and installations to all White Mountain Oil & Propane customers. Reynolds holds a master license for fuel oil in Maine, licenses for propane gas in both Maine and New Hampshire, master license for plumbing in Maine and New Hampshire, master license for electrical in Maine and New Hampshire, and has been certified for air conditioning.
In addition, he is an active member of the National Oil and Energy Service Professionals as part of their Education Committee, and is treasurer of the Oil Heat Council of N.H., a director of the State Oil and Energy Service Professionals and a member of the Education Committee of the Propane Gas Association of New England. Reynolds is also registered as a trainer and proctor for the Certified Employee Training Program through the National Propane Gas Association and the National Oil Heat Research Alliance.
Reynolds lives in Conway with his wife, Jill, and is the father of two boys and six grandchildren age 1 to 13. He has been involved in the community by volunteering at church, the Masons, Gibson Center for Senior Services, Tin Mountain Conservation Center and the Conway Historical Society.