warm thoughts


Written on: October 2, 2023

Chicago, Illinois-based EDP announced that Scott Sturdivant has joined EDP as Region Director of Operations for the company’s Central region.

With more than 30 years of propane industry experience, Sturdivant brings extensive sales, operations, and management experience to EDP. In his most recent position, he served as Region Vice President with responsibility for 23 retail locations and 178 direct reports across three southern states. His region’s profitability translated into a Number One ranking company-wide for 10 straight years.

Among his achievements, Sturdivant prepared and implemented a strategic plan that was credited with successfully improving customer service and reliability. He also managed safety and compliance for his entire region, including safety and preventive/routine maintenance for a fleet of 160+ vehicles.

Sturdivant has received multiple industry certifications over the course of his career, and has been active in the Propane Gas Associations of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Boyd McGathey, EDP’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “We are extremely pleased to have Scott Sturdivant join our Central region in his new role. Scott’s outstanding reputation and extensive experience makes him a welcome addition to our leadership team. As Scott joins
Paige O’Dell, our new Region Vice President for the Central Region, I am confident that – working together – they will have a tremendous impact on our organization.”

About EDP

Chicago, Illinois-based EDP is a rapidly growing company with deep experience in retail and commercial propane sales, operations and finance. The company provides safe, reliable propane service to residential and commercial customers in 19 states. EDP pursues a long-term strategy of purchasing/partnering with successful operations in propane and other fuels, retaining the brand name, preserving local management and delegating to leaders in local communities. EDP is actively seeking to expand its national footprint and diversify through the addition of new
retail propane and light fuels operations. For more information, please visit www.edplp.net.