The Wills Group, a family-owned company headquartered in La Plata, announced the appointment of Joseph M. “Joe” Wills as president of SMO Energy, a provider of propane, fuel oil and home comfort solutions in southern Maryland. He succeeds John D. Combs, who stepped down after 41 years as president.
Wills was vice president at SMO Energy for the past year, where he worked with the company to build on its customer and employee engagement and safety efforts, and expand SMO Energy’s service and installation revenue.
Prior to joining SMO Energy, Wills worked in the retail marketing division of The Wills Group, working across the Dash In Food Stores, Potomac Energy Holdings and SMO Fuels companies where he was responsible for more than $450 million gallons of fuel products at more than 280 retail outlets in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
Wills worked with the retail marketing team to grow fuel volumes by ten percent during his final two years with The Wills Group fuels division.
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