As legislators work to jettison heating oil in favor of other technologies, you could say the chips have been down for that industry. Biodiesel offers a promising hand. Join Bioheat® fuel industry leaders to hear of the progress in the heating oil industry as it accelerates decarbonization efforts through the adoption of Bioheat® fuel. You’ll hear unique perspectives from a leading terminal wholesale executive, as well as the largest fuel dealer in the nation. You’ll also hear from a vocal advocate of small family-owned Bioheat® fuel businesses. Come see a clear vision of what the 21st Century heating space will look like – with low carbon liquids at the center of the table.
Eric Slifka was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Partners LP in March 2005 and was also named to the Board of Directors of the Partnership’s general partner. In addition to successfully guiding Global’s initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange, over the past 16 years, Mr. Slifka has overseen the significant growth of the business through strategic acquisitions and organic projects. Mr. Slifka has been in the energy industry since 1987.
President and Owner
Cubby Oil & Energy
Charles J. Uglietto is President and Owner of Cubby Oil & Energy, a Multigenerational Renewable Fuel and HVAC provider serving commercial and residential customers in Greater Boston since 1945. He has served as chair of Renewable Liquid Heating Fuel Taskforce for the National Energy and Fuels Institute since 2019. He’s also an executive committee member for the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, the National Oil Heat Research Alliance and NEFI. He has a BA from Harvard University.
Jeff Hammond was named Chief Operating Officer of Star Group L.P. in, 2019. Throughout his career he has held various senior level leadership positions for Star Group, dating back to 2007. He also formerly served as Director of Planning and Logistics for Petro Holdings, Inc., and worked for United Parcel Service for 19 years. While at UPS, he held various management positions in Operations and Industrial Engineering. Jeff holds a B.A. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an A.S. in Accounting from Nassau Community College.
National Oilheat Research Alliance
John Huber is the President of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA). He has held that position since 2001. He is responsible for developing NORA’s activities, including the educational program which includes certification, the consumer education program and the research and development agenda. Prior to joining NORA, John served as General Counsel to the Petroleum Marketers Association of America. He is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law and the University of Washington.
Nazzaro Group, LLC
Paul Nazzaro presides over two organizations which he founded in 1995. The Nazzaro Group focuses on ensuring the successful commercialization of biodiesel and Bioheat® fuel throughout the U.S. In his capacity he represents the National Biodiesel Board, helping develop and implement training and communication programs designed to support biodiesel’s continued domestic growth. He also presides over Advanced Fuel Solutions, a performance additive organization serving terminals, wholesalers and fuel distributors throughout the nation. He focuses on companies interested in developing and implementing branded fuel strategies that have helped increase market share for those whom he currently serves.
Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association
Michael Ferrante is the president of the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, an industry trade association representing heating oil, biodiesel, propane and petroleum marketers and suppliers; heating equipment manufacturers and distributors; and other companies providing products and services to the association’s members. A leader in the Bioheat(R) fuel movement, Michael serves as a Biodiesel Ambassador.