NAOHSM Changes Name to OESP

The National Association of Oilheating Service Managers (NAOHSM) has changed its name to the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP). Executive Director, Judy Garber, says the new title honors the association’s past while looking toward the future of the industry. “It builds on NAOHSM’s more than half century of accomplishment. OESP remains dedicated to the advancement of all energy service professionals through education and support.”

NAOHSM was founded in 1954 with Hugh McKee as its president. It was the year that Joe DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe, RCA manufactured the first color TV set, and Elvis Presley recorded his debut single, “That’s All Right.” Since then, there have been many changes to the world, as well as to the heating industry.

“Our members wear many hats,” says Garber. “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. The idea of a new name that reflects who we are has been discussed for probably 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. The new name, the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, reflects our history, as well as our present and future.”

Members approved the official name change on May 24, 2011 at their 58th Annual Convention in Hershey, PA. To commemorate this important change, OESP invites you to take advantage of a free, six-month trial membership. Network with other service professionals in your chapter and attend training programs that will advance your skills.

For more information, call the National Office at 888/ 552-0900 or visit

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