Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) today announced the appointment of C. Gregory (Greg) Harper as President, Gas Pipelines and Processing. Mr. Harper's appointment is effective Jan. 30, 2014. He becomes a member of Enbridge's Executive Leadership team and will report to Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge Inc.
Also effective on Jan. 30, Mr. Harper will become a director of Midcoast Holdings, L.L.C. (MH), the general partner of Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. (MEP) (NYSE:MEP). He will become principal executive officer of MH on Feb. 28, 2014. Mr. Harper also will be appointed to the boards of Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. (EECI), the general partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) (NYSE:EEP), and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEM) (NYSE:EEQ), which manages the business and affairs of the Partnership and as the delegate of EECI.
Mark A. Maki, who has led Enbridge's gas businesses in an interim capacity, will remain President and Principal Executive Officer of EEM and a director on the boards of EECI, EEM and MH.
"Enbridge's Gas Transportation business is an important part of our strategy and our vision of being the leading energy delivery company in North America," said Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enbridge Inc. "Greg brings deep and proven operational, commercial and development experience through his various senior leadership roles within the natural gas industry, complementing the strong executive team leading our Gas Transportation business."
Enbridge's natural gas business includes gathering and processing assets in both Canada and the United States, offshore Gulf Coast pipelines, long-haul transmission systems (through interests in the Alliance and Vector pipelines) and the Aux Sable NGL fractionation facility.
Mr. Harper joins Enbridge from Southwestern Energy, where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Midstream. He previously held senior leadership roles with Centerpoint Energy, Spectra Energy Partners, LP and Duke Energy. In 2013, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). He is actively involved in community service, including educational, industry, professional, and arts organizations. Mr. Harper holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from the University of Houston.