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6/3/2021 Member News

45 Years of Growth and Leadership Transition to Third Generation

This year marks a great milestone for GROEBNER - 45 years in the natural gas industry. Our founder, Chuck Groebner, started the company to provide reliable access to the best products and services for natural gas utilities. He grounded the company from the very beginning in the values of integrity, quality, and service. Chuck’s son, Joe, has continued to grow the company with these standards. Integrity in our relationships, quality in our products, and excellence in service are ongoing benchmarks for the GROEBNER family business.

Part of this growth has been the addition of Joe’s children to the GROEBNER organization. The third generation of family in the business, Carissa Skorczewski and Curt Groebner, are deeply committed to expanding the GROEBNER family of customers and suppliers, using these values as their standards. They have been expanding their knowledge of the industry and are committed to strengthening relationships with our business partners.

Growth for the company and team, business partners, and customers means we need to best leverage each individual’s talents. With that growth in mind, GROEBNER’s leadership will now officially transition to this third generation of family. Effective immediately, Carissa takes the role of President and Curt is now Vice President of Finance. Joe will continue to provide leadership as CEO of GROEBNER.

“I learned from my dad’s leadership for many years,” says Joe. “I feel fortunate to be able to pass those lessons and the business I’ve worked to expand, on to the next generation of the Groebner family.” In his role as CEO, Joe will continue to work with GROEBNER’s leadership in developing strategic plans and future vision. His 40+ years of experience will continue to inform the company direction and relationships, driving success for all our business family.

“It’s very rewarding to carry on the strong legacy of my grandfather and father,” Carissa says of her new role as President. “Working with the GROEBNER team to continue their values of integrity, quality, and service allows me to keep the success alive for GROEBNER and all our working partners.”

Curt has been excited to work with his dad and sister and to continue those efforts. “Our strengths allow us to unite and bring unique synergy to our work family,” Curt says. “These new roles give us more opportunities to improve.”

The GROEBNER team has grown significantly following the GROEBNER family values. “Transitioning to this next generation ensures our company and whole network will continue to hold these values to be of highest importance,” says Steve D’Amato, Executive Vice President.

This has been Joe’s sincere hope - to continue GROEBNER’s growth well into the future, while honoring these past values and past successes. “The future looks bright,” says Joe, “for our company, our customers and supplier network, and the natural gas industry. This leadership transition means we’ll be a valuable part of it for many years to come.”

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GROEBNER is a strategic sourcing partner and manufacturers’ representative, serving natural gas utilities and their contractors. With over 650 years of combined industry knowledge, we specialize in selling, stocking, and advising on natural gas distribution products from the pipeline to the meter. By listening to our customers’ underlying needs and with the support of our network of manufacturers, we bring innovative products / solutions to our utility and contractor partners so they can do their jobs more efficiently and cost effectively. We also serve as trainers and technical support on the products we sell and provide the after-market maintenance and repair to ensure the efficient and safe functioning of natural gas distribution to the public. For more information on GROEBNER, visit

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