MarkWest Energy Partners LP (NYSE: MWE) has provided an update on several executive lineup changes.
Randy S. Nickerson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, will be retiring in early 2016. Nickerson joined MarkWest in 1996 and has held a number of executive leadership positions, including for the past nine years the role of chief commercial officer. His decision to retire will bring to close a remarkable career of nearly 20 years of service to the Partnership and value creation for its customers and unitholders. Until his retirement, Nickerson will continue to be supported by Scott Garner, vice president of corporate development, on the development of strategic NGL downstream projects in the Northeast. Following his retirement, Nickerson will continue to provide consulting services to MarkWest.
Effective June 1, Greg S. Floerke, currently the senior vice president of operations for the Northeast Region, will be promoted to the position of executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Floerke has over 25 years of experience in the energy, engineering, and construction industries, including over 15 years of experience serving in senior management and executive level roles. He brings significant business development, project management, and general management experience to his new role at MarkWest.
As a result of these executive management changes, the responsibilities of Nancy K. Buese, executive vice president and CFO, will be expanded to include mergers and acquisitions and joint venture management. The responsibilities of John C. Mollenkopf, executive vice president and COO, will also be expanded to include the NGL and gas marketing functions.
Also, David A. Fitch, currently vice president of engineering for the Northeast Region, will be promoted to senior vice president of operations, Northeast Region, replacing Floerke, and John Paul Elder, currently director of engineering for the Northeast Region, will be promoted to vice president of engineering, Northeast Region.