The Butler Gas Board of Directors elected Abydee Butler Moore, chief operating officer, president effective January 2019. Abydee purchased minority shares of the business in 2015 and has been in the role of executive vice president since 2016. She serves as Butler Gas’s third president in its 71-year history.
As the third generation owner of Butler Gas, Abydee grew up around the business and has been full-time with the company for ten years. Abydee is the granddaughter of founders Jack and Millie Butler, and daughter of chief executive officer Jack Butler and treasurer Elissa Butler.
Abydee graduated from Clemson University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. Continuing her business education, Abydee became a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2010, awarded through the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. She is also extremely active in their Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, participating in seminars, peer forums, and as a mentor for the Entrepreneurial Fellows Classes. Pittsburgh Business Times named Abydee in their Fast Trackers Class of 2016, featuring local business entrepreneurs and young executives.
Within the gases and welding industry, Abydee serves on the Board of the International Oxygen Manufacturers Association (IOMA), and on the Board of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) as President-Elect. She is a co-owner of AESop Equipment Leasing, LLC. Abydee served as the networking coordinator for Young Professional Women in Energy (YPWE) in 2013, and is a Past President of the Greater McKees Rocks Area Rotary Club (2016, 2017).