NPGA Elects Joe Cordill as Chairman
Cordill Propane President Assumes Top Leadership Post
For National Energy Association
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The National Propane Gas Association announced that Joe Cordill of Winnsboro, Louisiana, was elected as the new association Chairman at NPGA’s summer Board of Directors meeting held June 8, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
“This is a great honor for me,” Cordill said. “The challenges facing the energy industry are many, but so are the opportunities to position propane as a reliable energy source. Propane will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary as a fuel source and is also on the verge of becoming a renewable energy source.”
Cordill has been involved in the national and state propane associations for many years. For the last year, he has served as NPGA’s Chairman-Elect and prior to that served as the Vice-Chairman. In 2006, he was the association’s Treasurer. He served as NPGA Louisiana State Director from 1993 to 2006. Cordill has served on NPGA’s Executive Committee and also served as chairman of the Marketers Section and Governmental Affairs Committee. He has also served on several NPGA task forces addressing specific association issues.
Mr. Cordill served as president of the Louisiana Propane Gas Association (LPGA) in 1982 and 1983. Since then, he has served as chair of several state association committees, presently chairing the Legislative Committee. He was named “Outstanding Dealer of the Year” by the LPGA in 1981, 1997, 1998, and 2005.
As president and owner of Cordill Propane Service of Winnsboro, Louisiana, Mr. Cordill took over the family business in 1978. His father, Charles Cordill, founded the company in 1962. Prior to his taking ownership, Cordill worked as a consulting engineer for Completion Technology Co. of Houston, Texas based in the West African country of Nigeria. He oversaw well production analysis, completion design and scheduling for eight oil rigs in the country. Cordill also worked in the 1970s for Atlantic Richfield Co. as an operations engineer.
He lives in Winnsboro, Louisiana with his wife of 40 years, Naomi. He has two children and 3 grandchildren.
Cordill replaces Malcolm Barrett, President of Barrett Propane of Prescott, Arizona who was sworn in as NPGA Chairman in June 2008. Cordill will serve a one-year term as NPGA Chairman, stepping down in June 2010.