Director of Operations
Elizabeth (Liz) Bowden
Title: Office Manager
Been at company since: 1989
Role (or Roles since start): started as a CSR
Interests/about me: I have 5 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren who keep me busy following their activities. Hobbies: love to travel, and read.
Been at company since: 1989
Role (or Roles since start): Started out making deliveries, working with Techs etc in 1989. Became President upon my fathers passing unexpectedly in 1991.
Interests/about me: Married with three children. Enjoy the outdoors. (fishing, hunting, skiing etc) Active in several community organizations. Two time Rotary Club President, founding member of Marshwood Education Foundation, Maine Energy Marketers Executive Board, South Berwick Building Committee, Coached youth soccer when kids were little.
Title: Sales Manager
Been at company since: July 2004
Role (or Roles since start): Develop builder and contractor networking programs, commercial projects, customer retention and LP Gas sales.
Interests/about me: Married w/ 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren. Enjoy family time, golf, hunting and watching the New England Patriots and the Red Sox.
Title: Director of Operations
Been at company since: 1977
Role (or Roles since start): Driver, Service Tech, Sales & Operations / Safety - Training
Interests/about me: my family, member of the South Berwick Fire Dept. since 1975, Safety trainer for Propane Gas Assoc. of New England, providing training for first responders throughout New England.
Title: Equipment Sales
Been at company since: 2007
Role (or Roles since start): Started here as an Oil and Propane Service Tech/Installer. Learned Air Conditioning service and installations. Then moved into sales.
Interests/about me: Spending time with the family, being outdoors, and camping.
Started in the business by wearing the uniforms, painting oil and propane tanks, and threading pipe for his Dad and Grandmother in the late 70’s. He has learned the difference between working for a family owned business and a family operated business. Just because a family owns a business doesn’t mean they take care of their customers like they are family. That is one of main reasons Kent has worked for the Gagnon Family since 2006. The Gagnon’s both treat their employees and customers like extended family and operate their business with the same vision. Kent’s number one role is customer retention as he considers it an honor to visit with our current customers and sign up new folks and serve them with the best products in the industry matched with excellent support and service. Kent’s longevity in the industry equips him with a vantage point of seeing what works and what doesn’t from a management perspective, a technician’s view, and from our customer’s standpoint. Kent is our heating oil salesman and focuses too, on liquid oil sales and protecting our customers with oil pricing. Kent’s family has been born and bred in Eliot and they all have a special affection for the Seacoast area. Kent considers it a privilege to be able to work in his “homeland” every day of the week. Kent and his wife live in Eliot, serve their local church in Eliot, and find joy in helping local residents by serving Kittery’s Fuel and More Board, Incorporator of Kennebunk Savings, and State of Maine and Eastern Region Advent Christian Association of Churches.
Title: Service Manager
Lifelong Eliot resident and graduate of Marshwood High School.
Two adult sons, Shawn and Patrick.
Has been in the industry, primarily on the service and installation side, since starting at Davis Oil while still in high school.
Enjoys a round of golf and spending time at his families camp.
Coached youth basketball for many years.
Member of the South Berwick Rod and Gun Club and former member of the Eliot Fire Dept.