GPA Midstream, GPSA Announce New Officers And Board Members

The GPA Midstream Association and affiliated Midstream Suppliers Association (GPSA) have announced their 2020-2021 officers and new board members.

GPA Midstream is a trade association serving operating companies in the midstream energy sector. Its officers are elected to one-year terms. Bill Ward, senior vice president of commercial activity, Superior Pipeline Co., will lead GPA Midstream as board chair. John Poarch, president, ARM Energy Midstream / Salt Creek Midstream, will serve as chair elect.

The membership confirmed three vice chairs: Andy Giffhorn, vice president, midstream commercial and business development, Phillips 66; George Millas, vice president, midstream business development and commercial operations, Energy Transfer Co.; and Sital Mody, president, midstream, Kinder Morgan.

GPSA represents its members of service and supply companies in the midstream industry. Its officers are appointed by the association’s board of directors and serve one-year terms. The 2020 to 2021 officers are: President – Mark Ruff, Combustion Corp.; First Vice President – Carlos Conerly, Linde Engineering North America Inc; Second Vice President – Jeff Stake, OGT; Treasurer – Ryan Rudnitzki, INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines Inc.

Both associations also announced their newly elected board members for the respective organizations. The new board members will serve a two-year term and join continuing board members completing their tenures.

The new GPA Midstream board members are: John Poarch, ARM Midstream/Salt Creek Midstream; Garrett Rychlik, ConocoPhillips; Jamie Welch, EagleClaw Midstream; Brian Freed, EPIC Midstream; Mike Latchem, Lucid Energy Group; Nick Thomas, Meritage Midstream; Andy Giffhorn, Phillips 66; James Meier, San Mateo Midstream; and Doug Coleman, Woodland Midstream II.

The following GPSA board members were elected by the membership and will serve a two-year term: David Bardeen, Ariel Corp.; Mike Noffz, Atlas Copco Gas and Process; Dave Beck, Audubon Companies; Barry Payne, Barry D. Payne and Associates; Kevin Currence, Black & Veatch Corp.; Gavin McIntyre, Bryan Research & Engineering; DJ Slater, CT2; Myron Goforth, Dew Point Control; Amanda Avis, Eastman; Aaron York, Enerflex; Jim Fusilier, Gulf Coast Chemical; Craig Ranta, Honeywell UOP; Brent Jasper, Jasper Ventures Inc.; Jae Moore, Moore Control Systems Inc.; Keith Hairston, Mustang Cat; Jeff Stake, OGT; Kindra Snow-McGregor, Petroskills/John M. Campbell; Harvey Hensley, S&B Engineers and Constructors Ltd.; Mark Helm, Select Engineering; Chris Lindenberg, Western Filter Co. Inc.; and Steve Tzap, ZAP Engineering & Construction Services Inc.