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Management Team

David W. Hooker

David Hooker is a commercial operations executive with a proven track record in company leadership. David has been co-founder on several start-ups, building management teams and directed company initiatives designed to originate, develop, own and operate energy infrastructure in diverse markets throughout the USA. David co-founded three natural gas storage development companies, supporting development, construction and commercial operations on four assets representing more than $1 billion in enterprise value. David also worked on development initiatives involving biofuels, natural gas liquids, LNG export facilities, and compressed air energy storage. David received a BS from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M Cooley in Lansing, Michigan.

Matthew H. Higham

Matthew Higham is a financial executive with 20 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Over his career, Matthew has successfully focused on strategic planning, business development, accounting management, advisory services, capital raising, and transaction structuring and negotiation at large investment banks, boutique firms and energy development companies. Matthew successfully led the first merchant gas storage non-recourse senior debt financing achieved in the project finance markets. Matthew began his career in energy finance at Banc of America Securities as a member of the project finance capital markets team where he developed an extensive understanding of senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity financing structures for power, industrial process and natural gas industries. He has achieved successful execution on approximately $5 billion in energy project financings in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Matthew received a BA from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, and a MBA from Columbia University in New York, NY.

Thomas J. Eyermann

Thomas Eyermann has over 35 years of experience in management, operations and engineering services, with considerable focus on subsurface salt solution mining and underground storage. For the last 14 years, Thomas has consulted with a number of firms on solution mining and related issues that include drilling, logging, planning and supervising brine-field development, salt cavern development, mechanical integrity test designs, and data interpretation. Thomas has worked with private industry and regulatory agencies on developing safe and reliable use of caverns in both bedded and domal salts for a variety of products, including oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Thomas has worked extensively throughout North America and the United Kingdom. In addition to a Master of Science degree in Mining Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, Thomas has authored a number of published white papers on solution mining technologies and salt cavern development.

Timothy E. Hanley

Mr. Hanley has over 25 years of NGL, LPG and Crude experience in the areas of marketing, business development, storage, supply and distribution.  During the last ten years, Mr. Hanley has served as a Commercial Manager and Director of the Enterprise facilities at Harford Mills NY, Hutchinson KS, Adamana AZ, Mt Belvieu TX, and Crestwood’s Bath NY Storage facilities. Responsible for commercial development and implementation of storage, rail and truck expansions. Recently Mr. Hanley was the Sr. Manager of West Texas Crude Business Development for Blue Knight Energy Partners and successfully led and managed BKEP’s start-up investment in the Advantage Pipeline. Mr. Hanley holds a BA in History and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an MA in Corporate Communications from Seton Hall University.

Barry S. Cigich

Barry Cigich has over 30 years of experience in the natural gas and petroleum liquids industry. During that time, Barry served as a Field Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Manager, Compression and Process Manager, Area Operations Manager, Director of Storage, and Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Over the last 10 years, Barry lead initiatives for developing and expanding natural gas storage operations for Inergy Midstream in New York and Texas in both reservoir and underground salt cavern facilities (bedded and domal salt formations). Barry was also responsible for the expansion of the Bath LPG Storage facility, a 1.5 million barrel LPG bedded salt storage facility in Salina salt formation located in upstate NY, and serviced by rail and truck. Barry has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas University and is a member of the ASME, SAE, and PE in Illinois.