Every propane business comes with a unique story and legacy to preserve.
If you are considering retiring or looking to grow your business, Paraco is the perfect partner.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, we will work with you, side-by-side, to help you through the process.
Career opportunities and a competitive compensation package for employees.
Quality service and level of safety they’ve come to expect.
Providing a safe, best-in-class service to help your legacy carry on.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Christina is 3rd generation with Paraco Gas, one of the largest privately-held marketers of propane in the United States providing propane services to over 120,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont.
A member of the Paraco Executive Team, with a focus on strategic growth initiatives. Christina provides leadership, direction, and resource stewardship to the organization's sales, marketing, customer service and business development functions.
Christina joined Paraco in 2014 after spending nearly a decade in leadership positions outside the family business. Christina served as a Director, at Cook Associates where she managed client relationships, and recruitment initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Vistaprint, a $1B e-commerce company, and Boyden, a global management consulting firm. During her MBA program Christina focused her efforts on the energy industry, with Graduate work conducted with Irving Oil Ltd, Big Belly Solar and AmeriGas.
Christina, holds the 2018 LP Gas Rising Leader Award, and, was named the Business Council of Westchester New York Rising Star in 2016.
Christina serves on several boards including the Board of Directors for the Hudson Valley Oil Energy Council (HVOEC), Director at Large, National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), Executive Director, New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) and Board of Directors of Lakes Gas a MN based propane company. Christina is serving a second term on the New York Propane Educational Research Council (NYPERC) is a Committee Chair for the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE), is an appointed member of the NPGA Regulatory Taskforce, and on the 2020 PERC Selection Committee members.
Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University and Master of Business Administration from Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Christina lives in Connecticut with her husband Sam, daughter Noelle Rose (4 years) and son Sammy (2 years old).
Carl Kaplan, Business Development Associate
Kaplan comes to Paraco from Ferrellgas, where he previously served as Business Development Executive for Mergers & Acquisitions. Kaplan in based in Trumbull, CT where he is very involved in the local community. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and management from Long Island University and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of New Haven.
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My family’s business was owned and operated for over 50 years, I believe in strong work ethics and values that my family worked so many long hours thru holidays and many other “missed” events to achieve. While continuing to work with Paraco, I can say that I am impressed by the family values that they possess as well. I have been involved in the propane business my whole life, and actively working in the industry for 21 years. I truly enjoy the Propane industry and very happy to be a part of the Paraco family.
We chose to sell our company, Winchell’s Gas, to Paraco Gas in 2001 when the Armentano family approached us during a hardship. We felt very comfortable selling to them as Paraco was a family-owned business with the same concepts and principles we had as a family-owned company. My husband and I stayed on, though after the 2nd year, he chose a new career path after being in the industry 25 years. I elected to stay with Paraco Gas; the company showed me respect as a former owner, and continues to do so to this day.