Experienced, results-focused management professional offering 17 years of progressive experience, with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. Accomplished in all operational areas of natural gas transportation, with a dedication to company goals through exceptional performance. Always seeking to expand formal management and leadership training, with an emphasis on individual and organizational goals. Transforms high-potential staff into outstanding leaders, who demonstrate the creativity and savvy that is critical to financial and operational success.
Region Manager, 01/2014 to CurrentSOUTHERN STAR CENTRAL GAS PIPELINE － Kansas City, KS
Oversee, promote, and/or direct safe, cost efficient, compliant, reliable operations and maintenance of assigned locations/facilities Establish, maintain, and adhere to budget Assist with development of strategic operating plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs.
Review operating reports and direct resolution of operational and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays Teach and ensure all assigned employees are aware of and comply with applicable policies, procedures, and regulations , are able to effectively, efficiently, and proactively work independently, and are fully engaged and committed Develop goals and strategic plans consistent with overall company goals.
Communicate goals, business objectives, scorecards and progress to employees and stakeholders.
Ensure business and operating goals, daily business practices and relationships are aligned with guiding principles, vision, mission, strategies, and corporate goals Establish effective two-way communication processes with other departments/Regions Monitor and improve area's processes and reduce operating expenses.
Creatively and constructively manage conflict and appropriately address and resolve employee disputes.
Set priorities and allocate resources in a manner to successfully manage diverse array of projects varying in scope, size and duration Develop relationships with customers and governmental representatives.
Operations Team Leader, 10/2011 to 01/2014SOUTHERN STAR CENTRAL GAS PIPELINE － Welda, KS
Oversee, promote, and direct safe, cost efficient, compliant, reliable operations and maintenance of assigned location and facility File and review reports in timely, accurate manner Help teach and ensure staff are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations, including collective bargaining agreement Effectively develop employees to work independently and as fully engaged departments and teams.
Senior Operations Technician, 10/2005 to 09/2011SOUTHERN STAR CENTRAL GAS PIPELINE － Welda, KS
Maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting of all associated compression equipment.
Compliance with all company policies and procedures, local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Analysis of equipment to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency of operations.
Demonstration of proficient leadership and interpersonal skills.
Operations Specialist, 04/1997 to 09/2005SOUTHERN STAR CENTRAL GAS PIPELINE － Welda, KS
Progressed through all classified levels of operations.
Operations and maintenance of all pipeline and compression equipment.
Compliance with local, state, and federal agencies.
Training of operations personnel in performing technical and non-technical tasks.
Field Service Technician, 12/1993 to 06/1996UNIVERSAL COMPRESSION － Houston, TX
Manage, service, troubleshoot, and repair gas compression equipment.
Provide technical insight to other service technicians.
Assist with issues on customer gathering and processing equipment.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP,1 2011Friends University － Wichita, KSGPA: Graduated Summa Cum Laude GPA: 4.0ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP Graduated Summa Cum Laude GPA: 4.0
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE:GENERAL STUDIES AUTOMOTIVE/DIESEL TECHNOLOGY,1 2010Allen County Community College － Iola, KSGPA: GPA: 4.0GENERAL STUDIES GPA: 4.0 AUTOMOTIVE/DIESEL TECHNOLOGY
Universal Technical Institute － Houston, TXGPA: Director's Honors ListDirector's Honors List
Served on BBBS of Allen County board- Served as chairman for annual fund raising events
Previous member of Allen County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Served on numerous boards and committees within SSCGP
Coach/Mentor for numerous youth sports programs