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

Phillip Andrew

Jacobs

Division Vice President - Utilities
Member

Matt Dvorak

Groebner

Vice President of Sales
Member

Gary Ebnet

Groebner

Territory Sales Manager
Member

Lance Elroy

MDU Utilities Group

Director, Operations Systems and Continuous Improvement
Member

Annette Gardiner

Itron, Inc.

VP Strategic Direction
Member

Ryan Germaine P.E.

ATCO Gas

VP, Operations, Calgary & Edmonton Regions
Member

Paul Good

Avista Corp.

Pipeline Integrity and Gas Compliance Manager
Member

Jeffrey Holloman

KPMG LLP

Managing Director
Member

Paul Kitchener

FortisBC

Operations Manager, Metro
Member

Dan Kizer

NW Natural

Engineering Manager
Member

Jay Lippert

Sensit Technologies

Regional Sales Manager
Member

Richard Mooney

Honeywell

Director of Sales - Honeywell Perfection
Member
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Rick Mooney is a veteran of the natural gas industry, having served in various sales and sales management positions for nearly 16 years. Currently Rick is the International Market Segment & Northwest District Sales Manager for Elster American Meter.

Prior to joining Elster, Mooney managed a network of international representatives & distributors for Dresser Mooney Controls. Mooney is also a respected instructor, speaker, and author. He has been an instructor at Western Gas Measurement Short Course over the past 13 years. Additionally, Mooney has taught at the Texas A&M University Gulf Coast Gas Measurement Society, the University of Oklahoma International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM); Appalachian School of Gas Measurement Technology (ASGMT); and the New England Gas Operations School (NEGA).

Mooney, who graduated with a degree in business marketing from the University of Portland, is an avid sportsman who enjoys spending any leisure time he can on water – no matter what “state” it is in. Throughout the winter, he can be found experimenting with water properties in its solid form, courtesy his snowboard or skis. He shares his passion for outdoor sports with his wife, Kelly, and their two children, Zach (12) and Alexis (9).

Ryan Morgan

Southwest Gas Corporation

Administrator, Operations Planning & Analysis
Member

Benjamin Nelson

Michels Corporation

Vice President, Western Operations, Pipeline Division
Member

Wallace Rawls

Southern California Gas Company

Director of Safety & Wellness
Member

Vin Robinson

ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

Senior Manager Engineering
Member

Harry Shapiro

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Gas Operations
Member

Chris Shults

Hubbell Gas Connectors & Accessories

NW/Canada Regional Sales
Member

Gord Swan

FortisBC

Regional Manager
Member

Justin Withers

Dominion Energy Utah

Manager, Central Region Operations
Member

Don Wolfe

Mosaic

Director Business Development
Member