Of the more than 35 years that Joe Rose has spent in the propane industry, he devoted about a decade to leading the six-state Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE). He retired as president and CEO of the association in 2017 but left his mark in a region unique to the propane industry due to its extreme winter weather, supply-and-distribution challenges and growth opportunities. Rose helped to unify and create value for members over the years through various initiatives. Under his leadership, PGANE improved communications and centralized its operations under one roof. He helped to launch the association’s biannual Northeast Propane Show in 2010, offering valuable training opportunities for industry employees. The knowledgeable Rose, with a retail propane background, became the face of the association and the industry, effectively communicating with lawmakers and governmental entities to defend propane businesses against burdensome laws and regulations. Rose’s approachable and unassuming manner endeared him to his members and to the industry. At the same time, he was never afraid to challenge the status quo at industry meetings and speak his mind on a key topic. He has been heavily involved in the industry outside New England, both with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). He was a facilitator for NPGA’s Benchmarking Council and serves today on the PERC council. A goodwill ambassador for Lin’s Propane Trucks, Rose resides in Loudon, New Hampshire, with his wife Audrey.