Business News

February 2018

NDT Global appoints Reilly vice president of Health and Safety

NDT Global announced the senior appointment of Barry Reilly as vice president of Health and Safety.

In this role, Reilly will be responsible for the leadership of NDT’s regional safety organizations, establishing vision, strategy and advancing a culture of safety throughout the organization. He will also support planning and implementation of safety, health and environmental programs to ensure a safe, healthy and accident-free work environment for every employee, contractor and visitor.

Reilly has previously worked at a corporate Level, devising and implementing HSEQ strategies across various regions to include Ireland, UK, Sierra Leone and Barbados. He brings a wealth of experience in various industries such as telecommunications, civil engineering, rail, power and the energy sectors.

EnLink Midstream makes executive leadership changes

The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream LLC and EnLink Midstream Partners LP, announced that EnLink’s boards of directors have appointed Barry E. Davis to executive chairman, Michael J. Garberding to president and chief executive officer, and Eric D. Batchelder to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Barry E. Davis has transitioned from his role as chairman and CEO to become executive chairman, a newly created role in which he will continue to guide the company’s long-term strategy. Davis has served as CEO since EnLink was created in 2014, following the merger of Crosstex Energy and Devon Energy Corp., a transaction that Davis was instrumental in spearheading. Prior to that, Davis led the founding of Crosstex in 1996 and drove asset expansions and a strong values-focused culture.

Michael J. Garberding is appointed president and CEO of EnLink, succeeding Davis as CEO. In his new role, Garberding is responsible for developing and leading EnLink’s corporate strategy. Additionally, as part of this transition, he has joined the boards of directors for both ENLK and ENLC. Previously, he served as EnLink’s CFO since 2011 and President and CFO since 2016. Garberding has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the energy industry and has held several executive-level positions within EnLink and its predecessors since 2008.

Eric D. Batchelder has joined EnLink as executive vice president and CFO. In his new role, Batchelder is responsible for EnLink’s economic strategy and oversees financial forecasting and reporting, as well as capital markets activity. Batchelder brings more than 15 years of financial leadership experience in the energy sector, most recently as managing director, Energy Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets.

Suncor Energy welcomes Houston to board

Michael Wilson, chair of the board of directors of Suncor announced the appointment of Dennis Houston to the company’s board.

Dennis Houston’s career spanned nearly 36 years at ExxonMobil Corp. from 1974 to 2010. At the time of his retirement in 2010, he served as executive vice president, Refining and Supply, where he helped form and build a global supply and transportation business for ExxonMobil. He also oversaw the optimization of over 35 refineries, the buying and selling of crude oil and cargo products, and distribution, pipeline operations and marine transportation. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, including international postings with operating, trading or marketing responsibilities in Singapore, China and the Indian sub-continent, among other locations.

INGAA announces staff changes

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has announced the retirement of Terry Boss, senior vice president of Environment, Safety and Operations, after a distinguished 33-year career in the pipeline industry, including 23 years with INGAA. Boss’ crowning achievement at INGAA was spearheading the industry effort to develop its Integrity Management Continuous Improvement (IMCI) in 2011. IMCI is grounded in the goal of zero pipeline incidents and is founded on principles of safety management systems.

INGAA also announced the hiring of Rebecca Massello as director of Security, Reliability and Resilience. She and existing Operations, Safety and Integrity Director CJ Osman will acquire Boss’ portfolio.

Massello, in her new position, will lead INGAA’s physical and cybersecurity efforts. She comes from the American Gas Association, where she was the manager of security and operations. Prior to joining AGA in April 2015, Massello was program manager for cybersecurity and critical infrastructure at Energetics Incorporated, a management consulting firm specializing in energy and infrastructure resilience. In that role, she supported clients at the U.S. Department of Energy focused on energy sector cybersecurity research and development to enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation’s energy infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Osman will continue to head up INGAA’s pipeline safety, integrity and operations department. Osman came to INGAA in 2016 from Chevron, where he held facility engineering, construction management, and project management roles on a variety of upstream and midstream projects in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. In his position at INGAA, Osman is responsible for analyzing current regulatory, technological and operational activities to develop and encourage sound pipeline safety policies and initiatives. Osman participates in a variety of industry and government work groups related to gas transmission and storage and develops technical materials and workshops to inform a variety of stakeholders.

Con Edison names Cawley president

Con Edison Co. of New York Inc., a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., has named Timothy P. Cawley president. Cawley replaces Craig Ivey, who retired after eight years as president of the company.

Before being named president of Con Edison Co. of New York, Cawley served as president and chief executive of Orange and Rockland Utilities, another subsidiary of Con Edison Inc.

Previously, Cawley served as Con Edison’s senior vice president of Central Operations. His responsibilities included the planning, design, operation and maintenance of the electric transmission system, as well as the company’s primary control center and electric substations. He was also responsible for electric and steam generating plants, the steam system, and engineering and construction activities.

During his tenure at Con Edison Co. of New York, which began in 1987, Cawley has also served as vice president of Substation Operations, vice president of Bronx and Westchester Electric Operations, general manager of Transmission Operations and director of Gas Operations at Orange and Rockland Utilities.

FERC officially has new chairman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) swore in Kevin J. McIntyre as chairman. McIntyre was nominated to the commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017.

Prior to joining the commission, McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, where he practiced law for most of his nearly 30-year legal career. At the firm, he had an expansive FERC practice, counseling and representing clients in nearly all industry sectors, including natural gas, conventional electricity, oil, hydropower, wind power and other renewable resources, and energy marketing and trading. His work for energy clients spanned administrative and appellate litigation, compliance and enforcement matters, and corporate transactions.