The new title, the National Association
of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, honors
the association’s past while looking toward the future of the industry.
Association of Oilheating Service Managers has changed its name to the
National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP). Members
approved the official name change on May 24, 2011 at their 58th Annual
Convention in Hershey, Pa. Executive Director Judy Garber
said the new title honors the association’s past while looking toward the
future of the industry.
builds on NAOHSM’s more than half century of accomplishment,” she noted. “OESP
remains dedicated to the advancement of all energy service professionals
through education and support.”
was founded in 1954 with Hugh McKee
president. Since then, there have been many changes to the world, as well as to
the heating industry.
members wear many hats,” Garber explained. “The title ‘service manager’ has
either gone away or has evolved into the position of general manager, lead
technician, district manager or even sales manager. Our members do so much more
that just service oil-heat accounts.”
commemorate this important change, OESP invites energy service professionals to
take advantage of a free, six-month trial membership to network within chapters
and attend training programs to advance their skills. Contact the national office at 888/552-0900 or visit www.thinkoesp.org
for further information.
noted the idea of a new name reflecting the membership as it is today has been
discussed for about five years.
“As a matter of fact, last
year we thought we had a new name and then, after consideration, many realized
the proposed name was missing our core roots - oil heat,” she said. “The new
name, the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals,
reflects our history, as well as our present and future.”