Smithtown native Steven J. Goldman, president and chief executive officer of Star Group, L.P., a home heating product provider, died suddenly on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was 58.
“He led the transformation of Star into what it is today – a leading energy provider serving approximately 450,000 full-service customers in 18 states and the District of Columbia – where customer service drove every decision he made,” said Paul Vermylen, Star’s Chairman of the Board. “He will be greatly missed by everyone associated with the company and leaves behind a team fully capable of leading Star Group for years to come.”
The Board of Directors announced that Dan Donovan, Star’s prior President and Chief Executive Officer until September 30, 2013 and a current member of Star’s Board of Directors, will lead the Company on an interim basis through the end of the current heating season, while the Board considers organizational and personnel decisions that will best position Star Group for the years ahead.
Goldman had led the company and was a member of its Board of Directors since October 2013, prior to which he was its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Goldman held various operating management positions with Star’s Petro unit. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Goldman worked for United Parcel Service, from 1982 to 2000, and was a graduate of Stony Brook University.
The Goldman family has asked that donations in his memory be made to Sweetbriar Nature Center via gofundme.com/steve-goldman-memorial-at-sweetbriar-nature-center.