Mark Pennington earns national award 8.15

Written by David Green.

The National Propane Gas Association has awarded its Bill Hill Memorial Award to Mark Pennington, president of Pennington Gas Service of Morenci.

The award recognizes outstanding and lasting service to the propane industry in the area of governmental relations.

Pennington was honored at an industry gathering in Washington D.C. in June, and again in a ceremony at the Michigan Propane Gas Association’s Summer Convention at Boyne Mountain Resort in July.

The award included a $3,300 monetary grant to an educational institution of the recipient’s choice. Tim Bovee of the Morenci Education Foundation was on hand at the Boyne Mountain ceremony to receive the grant on behalf of the foundation.

Pennington was cited for his efforts in working with federal regulators to increase safety while transporting propane gas, and for his work on state Code of Conduct legislation for the propane industry.

 He is only the seventh recipient of the Bill Hill Memorial Award since its establishment in 1979. It was last awarded in 1997.

 

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