Meet the cenexpert®

Ron Batey

CHS director of propane risk and asset development

Ron has more than 20 years experience in the energy industry, including four years with CHS. Ron is responsible for asset operations, building, buying or divesting activities for the propane business unit, as well as propane risk management for the propane and country operations business units. When he’s not working, Ron gives back to his community by volunteering for a local food shelf and by helping out with activities at his daughter’s grade school.


Ron has a passion for ensuring propane safety awareness and standards. The propane business unit supplies customers who market propane under the Cenex® brand with assets that improve the efficiency and reliability of propane supply. He also serves on the safety & training advisory committee for the national Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). PERC leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source.


Ron is a native of Toledo, Ohio, proud home of the Jeep Wrangler and the Toledo Mud Hens, his favorite minor league baseball team.

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