David Lugar’s contributions to the propane industry, through his time with Conoco Inc., AmeriGas Propane, the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), were many. In everything he did, Lugar let his faith and respectful personality shine.

He was an active member of NPGA, serving on the board of directors as a supplier member while employed by Conoco and later as a marketer member with AmeriGas. Prior to his 15-plus years with AmeriGas, where he served as vice president of supply and logistics, Lugar worked for Conoco Inc. for 21 years in various commercial and management positions in the natural gas and gas products department. Lugar served as NPGA’s chairman of the board from 2014-15. He was also a charter member of PERC, which formed in 1996, and served in various officer positions on the council, including two terms as PERC chairman in 2003-05.

Lugar led at critical times for the industry, such as when he chaired PERC during the Certified Employee Training Program transition from NPGA and years later led NPGA following a supply disruption during the prior winter, building tools to avoid a recurrence. He is a recipient of NPGA’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award. NPGA also announced the formation of the AmeriGas David Lugar Memorial Scholarship.

Lugar, who was born in Oklahoma and resided in Texas, died in 2016 at the age of 59.