Meet the Executive Team

Make The Moment Work

From the sign-up process to the phone call to customer service to receiving the bill and beyond, every interaction with Paraco symbolizes a moment where a customer could feel satisfied, relieved, even joyful.

Joe Armentano

JOSEPH ARMENTANO

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Joe is the Chief Executive Officer of Paraco, a privately held propane company serving the Northeast region. Paraco's story began in 1968 with his Father, Pat Armentano, working from a garage in Mount Vernon, New York where he started an industrial gas company known as Patsems, Inc. The company entered the propane business in 1979 with the purchase of a small propane and oil marketer called, Paraco Fuel Corp.

Paraco Gas, Family Business

CHRISTINA ARMENTANO

Executive VP, 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.

Jeff Ruffner

JEFF RUFFNER

Executive VP of Operations

Jeff Ruffner joined Paraco on July 1, 2019 as Executive Vice President of Operations, with overall responsibility for the company’s Operations division. A member of Paraco’s Executive Team, Jeff brings decades of propane and leadership experience to the organization.

Kevin Watson

KEVIN WATSON

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

A member of Paraco’s Executive Team, Kevin currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all aspects of the company’s finance functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, information technology, human resources, supply chain management, Business Intelligence and other corporate administration functions.

EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE

We believe that empowering employees and aid in their personal growth is a great way to let them grow responsively and independently.

SERVING OUR CLIENTS

Our customers can trust that when they come to us, serving them is our number one priority. We structure our service to meet our clients' needs.

GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY

We’re invested in your community because we are part of it. From volunteering at area fundraisers, we care about where we live and work.

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