On The Job/Business Briefs, June 8, 2018



Thursday, June 07, 2018
Sandri promotes Van Epps

GREENFIELD — Tyler Van Epps has been promoted to vice president of Motor Fuel Operations at The Sandri Companies.

In his new role, Van Epps will add the supervision of the Transportation and Facility Maintenance department to his current responsibilities. He was promoted to director of motor fuels in August of 2014. During his tenure, he has lead the diversification of the wholesale branded and unbranded motor fuels offerings of the 88-year-old energy distributor.

Van Epps was hired by Sandri in 2006 to develop and expand Sandri’s industrial lubricants sales territory into the upstate New York region. He transitioned to the company’s Sunoco motor fuels division as a wholesale fuel sales representative and district manager in 2013.

Van Epps holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in New York and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Before joining Sandri, Van Epps worked for Mack Trucks in the Albany and Utica dealerships.

Greenfield woman earns Florence Bank promotion

AMHERST — Florence Bank has promoted Jeanne Woods of Greenfield to the position of assistant vice president/branch manager for the bank’s Amherst location.

Woods joined Florence Bank in 2001 and previously served as assistant branch manager of the Amherst office.

Florence Bank President and Chief Executive Officer John F. Heaps Jr. said, “We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Jeanne Woods. She is a dedicated and valued employee who consistently delivers great results. She has been an asset to the bank for many years, and I look forward to watching her progress even further in the years to come.”

Eversource wins industry award for storm efforts

SPRINGFIELD — The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently presented Eversource with the EEI “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after three consecutive nor’easters — Winter Storm Riley, Winter Storm Quinn, and Winter Storm Skylar — hit Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in March of this year.

The Emergency Recovery Award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore power to customers after service disruptions caused by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process. Eversource received the award during EEI’s annual convention in San Diego.

“Eversource crews worked in dangerous and difficult conditions to restore power to customers safely and as quickly as possible, and are truly deserving of this award,” EEI President Tom Kuhn said.

“This national honor truly belongs to our employees, who were the driving force behind our successful restoration after back-to-back storms,” said Eversource Chairman, President and CEO Jim Judge.