Paul Bieniawski, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bieniawski, 52, has over 20 years of leadership experience in midstream natural gas and gas Storage and was the Chief Executive Officer of Zechstein Energy Storage B.V. and its subsidiaries. At Zechstein, Mr. Bieniawski led efforts to develop independent, highly flexible gas storage to serve European markets. Prior to Zechstein, he founded and led Katy Energy Partners, an international energy infrastructure consultancy focused on helping clients find and develop energy assets globally. As such, he was involved in energy projects across Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East totaling over $2.0 billion of capital cost. Mr. Bieniawski's strong energy industry experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bobcat Gas Storage. Mr. Bieniawski received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Masoud J. Kasraian, Ph.D., President and Chief Commercial Officer
Prior to joining Enstor, Mr. Kasraian was Chief Commercial Officer at Leaf River Energy Center LLC. He has also served as Chief Commercial Officer at Merchant Energy Holdings and at Bobcat Gas Storage. Prior to joining Bobcat, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing of Lodi Gas Storage, LLC. Mr. Kasraian holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Investment from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ron Richards, Senior Vice President - Engineering and Operations
Mr. Richards has over 27 years in the natural gas industry with the last 20 years spent managing engineering, construction and operations of reservoir underground gas storage and gas transmission projects. Prior storage experience includes: Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Midstream Energy Holdings responsible for regulatory permitting, engineering, construction and operations; Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Foothills Energy Ventures responsible for all project permitting, engineering and construction of Foothills' Monroe Gas Storage Project; Manager of Engineering and Construction for Western Hub Properties' Lodi Gas Storage Project; Senior Project Manager for Alliance Wood Group Engineering where he managed the engineering and construction of various storage related projects including Lodi Gas Storage Company's Kirby Hill Gas Storage Project; EPC expansion of Kinder Morgan's North Lansing 388 reservoir storage facility. Ron was also intimately involved with various phase of the development of Market Hub Partners' Egan Gas Storage and the Moss Bluff Gas Storage facilities.