Summit Midstream Partners LP announced the appointment of Rene L. Casadaban as senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Summit Midstream GP LLC. Casadaban will report to Steve Newby, president and CEO of the general partner. Prior to his appointment as the principal operating officer of the company’s general partner, Casadaban served as the senior vice president of Engineering, Construction, and Operations of the company’s general partner since May 2012. Prior to joining the company’s general partner, Casadaban was the senior vice president of Engineering, Construction and Operations of Summit Midstream Partners LLC from February 2011 until April 2012, and prior to that he served as a vice president from the time he joined Summit Investments in November 2010. Casadaban has 23 years of onshore, offshore and deepwater pipeline systems experience.