WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced Jim Bunsey as its director of commercial business development. In his new role, Bunsey will be responsible for PERC’s commercial and power generation portfolios and will be the liaison to energy service companies (ESCOs), construction specifiers, and the commercial trades. He will also focus on commercial opportunities that require larger fuel storage tanks and delivery by larger transport trucks.

“Jim is a great addition to the PERC team and brings extensive knowledge to this position thanks to his experience in the propane industry,” said PERC president and CEO Tucker Perkins. “We look forward to all of the success Jim will bring to the commercial market program.”

Bunsey was director of operations at Superior Energy Systems, where he oversaw all propane and natural gas liquid product design and development as well as in-field installations, including fuel terminals and over 600 propane autogas infrastructure installations. Before joining Superior, he owned Triad Mechanical, a company that designed and installed commercial and industrial HVAC and fire protection systems.

Bunsey is a member of the National Propane Gas Association’s Technology, Standards and Safety Committee, and the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Liquefied Petroleum Gases, also known as the NFPA 58 committee. He will work from his home office in Oberlin, Ohio.

“I’m excited and humbled to be a part of the PERC team,” Bunsey said. “This is a great opportunity, and I’m ready to get started working with construction professionals to keep reinforcing propane’s environmental benefits.”