Jeff Brunner

Jeff Brunner


Jeff has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the propane, distillates and HVAC sectors. He has held senior-level positions in operations, sales and marketing for some of the industry’s largest consolidators. His extensive experience in the entire acquisition process, including post-acquisition integration activities, comes from having been involved in more than 80 transactions throughout the eastern United States.

Jeff began his career as an accounting manager for a privately held multilocation marketer and quickly advanced to general manager of those businesses. A few years later he became regional sales manager for Star Gas-Petro.  He then went to HOP Energy, where he served as their director of operations during a decade of significant growth. Jeff’s next stop was Inergy Propane, where he was recruited to serve as division president for the company’s largest and most profitable region.

Prior to joining Cetane, Jeff spent five years with Energy Distribution Partners as their Regional Vice President – Eastern US. These years included growth of more than 20 acquisitions followed by the complete integration of each business unit. Jeff’s ability to develop relationships with the sellers contributed significantly to the success of those integrations.

Over the years Jeff has been active in various industry associations, serving on the Board of Directors for PPA and PGANE’s Legislative Committee, as well as a variety of officer roles in regional associations. Jeff’s broad industry knowledge and significant acquisition experience strongly supports the activities of Cetane’s origination and deal execution teams.

Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, relaxing on the beach, and listening to Classic Rock.  He’s a life-long frustrated Philadelphia Eagles fan, and enjoys NCAA basketball, especially March Madness.

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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