Leadership

Principals

Randy Blank
Jeff Parish
Jeff Shipper

Executive Team

Dennis Novosad
VP Business Development
Rick Biel
VP Finance, CFO
Brandon Rochner
Operations Manager

In Depth

Randy Blank – A Chemical Engineer from Texas A&M, Mr. Blank has experience with natural gas marketing, gas processing, gas pipeline and gas plant operations in both the U.S. and Canada. As Executive Vice-president of Rockland Pipeline Company, Mr. Blank oversaw the sale of over $400 million of Rockland’s and its sister company, American Cometra’s assets. Mr. Blank joined NGC Group, Inc., in 1997 and has been instrumental in the development of Panther Pipeline’s asset acquisition and marketing business.

Jeff Parish – As a previous officer of Valero Energy Corporation, Mr. Parish has extensive experience in the areas of state and national energy regulation, gas contracting, business development, strategic planning and contract dispute resolution. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, Mr. Parish served as Vice-President at Valero and was appointed by the Chairman of the Railroad Commission to serve on the State of Texas Energy Policy Planning Committee. Along with Mr. Guzman, Mr. Parish formed NGC Group, Inc., in 1993 and with the addition of Mr. Shipper formed Panther Pipeline in 1995.

Jeff Shipper – Mr. Shipper, a licensed Professional Engineer, has experience in reserve determinations, gas contracting, including dispute resolution, gas pipeline operations and business development. After graduation from the University of Texas with a Petroleum Engineering degree, Mr. Shipper worked in the engineering departments of Tesoro Petroleum and Valero Energy Corporation. Mr. Shipper served as Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Chairman for the Balcones Section area from 1988-89. Mr. Shipper joined NGC Group, Inc., in 1994 and was instrumental in the development of Panther Pipeline in 1995 and all subsequent Panther entities.