Bob Parks founded Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in 1996, along with Unit Corporation and a private company based in Dallas, Texas. He successfully grew Superior’s base of gathering, treating and processing assets until Unit Corporation acquired the equity interests of Mr. Parks and the private company in July 2004. Mr. Parks continued in his role of President after the acquisition by Unit. The company has maintained its focus on acquiring and constructing, gathering, treating and processing assets under Mr. Parks' leadership, and Superior currently operates ten processing plants, three treating plants and over 860 miles of pipeline.
Prior to founding Superior, Mr. Parks co-founded Cimarron Gathering and Processing Company in 1992. The assets of Cimarron were sold in 1996. Prior to the founding of Cimarron, Mr. Parks served as Vice President of Business Development for American Central Gas Companies from 1986-1992. Mr. Parks began his career as an engineer with Cities Service Corp. in Tulsa in 1978. Mr. Parks holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Activity
Bill Ward, Senior Vice President of Commercial Activity, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in February 2008. Prior to joining Superior, he completed a ten-year career with Devon Gas Services, formerly Mitchell Gas Services, in the positions of Director of Business Development Central Region and Manager of Gas Marketing for the Rocky Mountain, Gulf Coast and West Texas Regions. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Ward was Manager of Intrastate Gathering and Storage for Burlington Resources. Mr. Ward started his career in the gas industry in 1985 with Rockland Pipeline Company in the capacity of Director of Gas Supply and Business Development and Vice President of CanRock Pipeline Company. Mr. Ward serves as an executive board member and officer in the Gas Processors Association (GPA) and a board member of the Texas Intrastate Pipeline Association (TIPA). Mr. Ward holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and further studies in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Houston.
Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering
Mike Hicks, Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in April 2013. Prior to joining Superior, Mr. Hicks worked as the Executive Vice President - Operations for Aka Energy Group from 2011 to 2013. He was the President of Frontier Field Services and Lumen Midstream Services from 2007 to 2011, both owned by the Aka Energy Group, which is part of the Southern Ute Growth Fund. From 2005 to 2007 he was President of Frontier only. Mike was the Director of Operations for Frontier Energy from 2003 to 2005, a privately owned, private equity based company. Mike was the Director of Operations and Engineering from 2000 to 2003 for CMS Field Services. Mike began his career in 1988 until 2000 as a plant engineer, maintenance engineer, process and project engineer, operations supervisor, plant manager, and area manager for Warren Petroleum (1988 - 1997) and Dynegy (1997 - 2000), after Dynegy bought Warren from Chevron. Mr. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1988.
Vice President, Accounting and Administration
Ed Alexander, Vice President, Accounting and Administration for Superior Pipeline Company, LLC, has served in his current capacity since January 2013. Mr. Alexander joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in July 2003 and served as Director of Financial Accounting and other positions with Superior Pipeline Company, LLC from July 2003 to December 2012. Mr. Alexander served as Manager of Accounting for CMS Energy Company from October 1998 to June 2003. Mr. Alexander served as Manager of Financial Accounting and other positions for Continental Natural Gas from March 1989 to October 1998. Mr. Alexander began his career in the financial accounting department with Adams Affiliates from May 1984 to March 1989. Mr. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University; he is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant
Vice President, Operations
Kevin Koerner, Vice President, Operations, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC, in November 2005 as Manager of Engineering and Construction. Prior to joining Superior, Mr. Koerner was a Project Manager for The Williams Companies supporting the Midstream assets in the Four Corners and Rockies areas. Mr. Koerner started his career with Koch Industries in Wichita, KS, where he focused on EH&S compliance and corporate risk management. Mr. Koerner went on to serve in various roles for the Operations group of Koch Materials Company in Denver, CO. Mr. Koerner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (1994) and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering focused on Project Management and Economics (1995) at Oklahoma State University.