Ron Cote Hired as Manager of Trades and Conversions

September 30th, 2014

Cote has more than 20 years experience helping customers with the conversion process.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Ron Cote recently was named manager of trades and conversions for Summit Natural Gas of Maine (Summit). With increased demand for natural gas in southern and central Maine, Cote will provide free consultation during the process of customers converting to natural gas, from pricing options for equipment to advice on the most effective solutions for customers to reduce their energy costs.

Cote will be responsible for assisting customers identify their best energy equipment options, local contractors and the rebates and incentives that are available. He has more than 20 years experience in the industry along with contacts in Maine and across the region.

“This new position was created as part of our commitment to exceptional customer service. If at any point customers need advice or help finding qualified contractors, they can contact Ron. He will be able to help businesses and home owners expedite the conversion process,” said Mike Minkos, president of Summit Natural Gas of Maine.

Cote spent the last five years as territory manager for Carlin Combustion Technology servicing Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In that role, his duties included calling wholesalers, dealers, utilities and contractors. He also provided training and tech support for on-site visits with contractors and technicians for gas conversion burners for residential and commercial customers.

“I’m excited to help our customers in central and southern Maine get the best information about their options for converting to natural gas. Right now, there are a lot of people looking to convert as soon as possible and my job is to make sure they are aware of their equipment options and that they get pricing options from reliable local contractors. If our customers have a question at any point during the process, I want them to know they can call me and I will help them, no matter what it takes,” said Cote.

The Augusta-based company continues to install distribution lines throughout several communities in the Kennebec Valley, as well as Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth. In 2014, Summit Natural Gas of Maine has plans to install more than 100 miles of natural gas pipelines to service areas in Maine, more than any other gas company.