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Written on: July 6, 2022

The Missouri Propane Safety Commission (MPSC) is pleased to announce that Derek Poe has been appointed Executive Director effective July 7, 2022. Poe has 15 years of experience in propane operations management with both Titan Propane and AmeriGas Propane successfully managing budgets exceeding $2 million. He proposed and implemented the AmeriGas Area 28 Safety Committee. He has extensive industry experience serving on the boards of the Missouri Propane Safety Commission (MPSC), the Missouri Propane Gas Association (MPGA) where he is a Past President and the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC).
“We are excited to have Derek as a new leader to continue the progress of the Safety Commission since its formation over a decade ago,” said Larry Borts, Chairman of the Missouri Propane Safety Commission. “ Derek’s strong safety experience at AmeriGas and Titan combined with the relationships he has built working with Missouri’s propane retailers through many years on the boards of MPSC, MPGA and MOPERC make him a great leader for the Commission.”
An Assistant Golf Professional prior to joining the propane industry in 2006, Poe was a Service Technician for a year with Titan Propane before becoming a District Manager for Titan in 2007 which was later acquired by AmeriGas. In 2020, he became an Area Manager for AmeriGas. Poe is married to Amy and has three daughters Jalisa, Brandi and Abby.
“I look forward to my new role leading the Missouri Propane Safety Commission,” Poe said. “Propane safety has been at the heart of my years in the propane industry. I look forward to this new role working with the propane retailers throughout the State of Missouri.”
The Missouri Propane Safety Commission (MPSC) was created by the Missouri Propane Safety Act of 2007. The act transferred the responsibility of regulating propane from the Department of Agriculture to the commission. The MPSC became the inspection authority in October 2008. Through regulation, inspection, enforcement, investigation, and education, the Missouri Propane Safety Commission’s mission is to foster environments safe from the hazards of liquified petroleum gases within the state. All efforts are made in the interests of safety to life and property.