Executive Planning Committee – Operations Gas

This Committee consists of senior executives of key business lines in Gas Operations. The committee conveys member companies’ education/leadership needs to WEI, recommends leaders to serve on program delivery teams, communicates WEI program offerings back to member organizations, and monitors participation and evaluation of WEI activities. Participants in the EPC Planning Session assist in building valuable programs for employees and their peers, identify key contributors to learn and grow, and promote these programs within their companies.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact

Kevin Sullivan at sullivan@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4973

Committee Members

George Culbertson

HDR Engineering, Inc.

VP, Global Power Delivery Markets

Ryan Germaine

ATCO Natural Gas

VP, Edmonton and Calgary Operations

Paul Good

Avista Corp.

Senior Manager, Gas Operations

Jeffrey Holloman


Managing Director

Joe Karney

NW Natural

Senior Director of Operations

Eric Martuscelli

MDU Utilities Group

Vice President, Field Operations
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Eric Martuscelli, Vice President of Operations for Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, is a native of Walla Walla, WA. Eric began his career as summer help with Cascade Natural Gas in Walla Walla and became a full time meter reader in 1992. He held several operations positions through 2002 when he moved to Bend, OR as a construction coordinator. In 2004 Eric moved to Pendleton, OR as a general manager and then in the same year to Mount Vernon, WA serving in the same role. Eric became the Region Director in 2008 and moved back to Bend, OR. In 2012 Eric became Vice President of Operations and currently resides in Kennewick, WA. Eric is a 2010 graduate of Ashford University where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Organizational Management.

Eric and his wife, Laurie, have a one daughter and one son.

Ryan Morgan

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager, Operations Support

Chris Noble

Dominion Energy Utah

Manager, Gas Operations

Wallace Rawls

Southern California Gas Company

Director - Gas System Integrity Staff and Programs

Vincent Robinson

ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

Director of Engineering

Harry Shapiro

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Gas Operations

Gord Swan


Regional Manager, Metro Vancouver

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Director of Programs
WEI Liaison