For nearly 80 years, Ferrellgas has grown significantly, and we recognize the secret to that success is people. Our leaders draw from their unique expertise, talents, and skills to help plan and execute strategies that keep us on the path toward continued success.
Meet our leadership team.
James E. Ferrell
Chairman, Interim Chief Executive Officer & President
On September 27, 2016, Mr. Ferrell was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and President by the Board of Directors of Ferrellgas, Inc. Mr. Ferrell has been with Ferrell Companies or its predecessors and its affiliates in various executive capacities since 1965, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferrellgas, Inc. Under his leadership, Ferrellgas has grown from a small, independently owned propane company to one of the nation’s largest propane retailers. Mr. Ferrell is a past President of the World LP Gas Association and a former Chairman of the Propane Vehicle Council. Mr. Ferrell brings to the company significant experience in propane and midstream operations and valuable knowledge of the company’s operating history.
William E. Ruisinger
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Bill Ruisinger was appointed the Interim Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. Bill joined the company in August of 2012 as Director of Accounting. Since then he has served as Corporate Controller from 2015 to 2017 and Vice Present, Treasury, Investor Relations and Planning from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Bill worked for 15 years for Deloitte, which is the world’s largest professional services organization.
Bryan J. Wright
Chief Operating Officer
Bryan Wright was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2018. Bryan joined Ferrellgas in December 1999, when the company purchased Thermogas, then the nation’s fifth largest retail propane company. Bryan quickly climbed the leadership ranks at Ferrellgas, serving as a District Manager, Customer Service Manager, Division Business Analyst, and Region Manager. He was named Region Vice President of the company’s Southeast Region in 2011.
Retail & Corporate Leadership
Ben Guzzi, Region Vice President, North Central
Kirt Brasseaux, Region Vice President, Southwest
Joe Westby, Region Vice President, Northwest
Kevin Tobolski, Region Vice President, South
Marcin Grucela, Region Vice President, Southeast
Ray Galan, Region Vice President, West
Tim Sayers, Region Vice President, Northeast
Jim Rushing, Region Vice President, Central
Cathy Brown, Vice President, Tax & Treasury
Eric Kruger, Vice President, Strategic Planning
Mark Tucker, Vice President, Sales (Blue Rhino)
Jordan Burns, Vice President of Legal, Corporate Secretary
Paul Haeder, Vice President, Blue Rhino Production and Operational Support
Jessica Ashe, Vice President, Human Resources
Scott Brockelmeyer, Vice President, Marketing & Media Relations
Sarah Knight, Vice President, Customer Experience & Employee Development
Tamria Zertuche, Vice President, Information Technology
Ferrell North America
Brian Numrich, Vice President, Trading and Distribution
Travis Ochs, Vice President, Supply, Transportation, and Wholesale.
Dustin Kuhlman, Director, Transportation
Board of Directors, Ferrellgas Partners
James E. Ferrell, Chairman
Pamela A. Breuckmann
Stephen M. Clifford
John R. Lowden
Michael F. Morrissey
James K. Schwartz