(OCEAN PINES & FEDERALSBURG, MARYLAND) - Alan Downes of Ocean Pines, Maryland, recently received Dale Carnegie’s "Outstanding Performance" award in an "Effective Communications & Human Resources" 12-week course held at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by a vote of Alan's fellow class members, recognizing leadership in competitive spirit and determination for self-improvement.
A previous Revenue Officer for the Internal Revenue Service of the US Treasury Department, Downes has been with Tri Gas & Oil for more than four years. After receiving an Associates degree in Business Administration from Burlington Community College in Pemberton, New Jersey, Downes went on to receive a BS in Human Resources and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Wilmington University in Delaware. He represents Tri Gas & Oil with membership to the Credit Research Foundation and the National Association of Credit Management, attending three conferences annually.
"The Dale Carnegie course was truly enlightening," commented Downes, who is the Director of Credit for Tri Gas & Oil, headquartered in Federalsburg, Maryland. "The course was especially helpful in working more effectively with co-workers, team building, leadership and communication skills - which ultimately translates to better customer service for our customers."
Established in 1963, Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc. is a third-generation, family run business with headquarters in Federalsburg, Maryland, providing its Delmarva and mid-Atlantic customers with propane, oil and alternative fuels for residential, agricultural and commercial use.
Tri Gas & Oil employs 130 associates in five locations throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information, call 800-638-7802 or visit www.trigas-oil.com.