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Jeff Brunner Joins Cetane Associates

Cetane Associates LLC announced today that Jeff Brunner has joined its team of financial advisory professionals as a Director and will support the activities of the firm’s origination and deal execution teams. Jeff brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the delivery of propane, distillates and HVAC services. He most recently served as a regional vice president for Energy Distribution Partners and has held vice president and director level positions at Inergy Propane, Petro-Star Gas, and HOP Energy.

Steve Abbate, owner of Cetane, commented that “Both Fred Lord and I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff as colleagues in the past.  He brings to our firm deep industry experience coupled with a very friendly, approachable personality. Since Jeff has been involved in the successful integration of over 70 acquisitions over the course of his career, I know he will contribute much to helping our clients navigate the complexities of selling their businesses.”

About Cetane Associates

Cetane Associates LLC is a leading provider of financial advisory services to owners of businesses in the retail energy distribution industry. Clients engage Cetane to advise on sales, spin-offs, and acquisitions, as well as perform valuation and ad hoc corporate finance assignments. For more information, please visit

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We were very pleased to have such a knowledgeable and experienced company in our corner with the team at Cetane. It was obvious that they knew the best process and how to get the ball over the goal line. Their advice throughout the process was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

— Steve Lombardi, Brodeur’s Oil, Moosup, CT