Superior Midstream is a full-service midstream company committed to providing unmatched services for gas gathering, compression, processing, treating, dehydration, and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids.
Our growing operations are located in the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle, Central/Western Oklahoma, Southeastern Oklahoma, Southeast Texas, Kansas, and Appalachia which includes Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
We are uniquely positioned with an entrepreneurial mindset. Our management team has over 100 years of combined experience in all sectors of the industry. Our agility and flexibility allow us to respond quickly to the needs of our customers and stay on the leading edge of available technology.
Our company is built on a reputation of reliability and results, and we are committed to providing personal service from the first contact through the final result.
Superior Pipeline Company, LLC was established in 1996.
In April 2023, SP Investor Holdings LLC purchased the remaining 50% ownership in Superior.
In June 2023, the company changed its name to Superior Midstream, LLC.
Superior has grown rapidly over the years, expanding from its Oklahoma roots where it continues to operate, into operations in Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Superior Midstream will provide exceptional service to our customers and will operate our midstream business in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner while generating value for our shareholders.
President and CEO
Bill Ward, President and CEO, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in February 2008. He served as Vice President of Gas Supply and Business Development until 2014, and then he served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Activity prior to his promotion to President in March 2022. 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 served as the Chairman of the Board of the GPA Midstream Association (GPAMA) and Executive Board Member and officer of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). Mr. Ward holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University.
Chief Financial Officer and Controller
Ed Alexander, Chief Financial Officer and Controller, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in July 2003 and served as Director of Financial Accounting and other positions from 2003 to 2012. He served as Senior Vice President, Accounting and Administration from 2013 until his promotion to CFO and Controller in March 2022. 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.
Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering
Kevin Koerner, Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC, in November 2005. He served as Manager of Engineering and Construction until 2010 when he was promoted to Director of Engineering. In 2014, he was promoted to Vice President, Operations and Engineering prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President in March 2022. 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.
Vice President, Commercial and Business Development
Jim Leathers, Vice President, Commercial and Business Development, joined Superior Pipeline Company, LLC in March 2008. Prior to joining Superior Pipeline, Mr. Leathers was with Devon Energy, CMS Field Services, Continental Natural Gas and Phillips Petroleum and has served in a variety of leadership roles in the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry including natural gas supply and marketing, midstream business development and midstream accounting. Jim is the current chairman of GPA Midstream’s program committee and is an active member of several industry associations. Mr. Leathers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern State University with graduate studies at University of Tulsa’s college of law and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President, Appalachia
Mr. Smith joined Superior in June of 2016 and leads Superior Midstream’s Apalachian region. Prior to joining Superior, Mr. Smith held senior leadership roles with the Appalachian business unit of Williams Companies Inc. Before relocating to Pennsylvania to take part in the growth of the prolific Marcellus and Utica Shales, Mr. Smith worked for several midstream companies in a variety of roles based in Denver, CO: privately held Sterling Energy, private equity-backed Cantera Natural Gas/Canyon Gas Resources, and publicly traded Energy Transfer. While In Denver, Mr. Smith had the opportunity to work across multiple basins including the Piceance, Uintah, Powder River, Niobrara-DJ, and Williston Basins. Mr. Smith began his energy career at Trigon EPC in Denver after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida. Mr. Smith also proudly served In the US Army for four years prior to college.
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Patrick Ohlson, Vice President, Finance and Accounting, joined Superior Midstream in February 2003. He began his career at Superior as a Senior Financial Accountant and has since then served in roles of increasing responsibility in the finance and accounting department including as Manager, Financial Accounting and Director, Financial Accounting. In 2022 he was promoted to his current role of Vice President, Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Superior, Mr. Ohlson spent several years as a Financial Analyst for a customer service company servicing the telecommunications industry and providing order fulfillment services. In 2001 Mr. Ohlson earned a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. He is a Certified Management Accountant (2008) and a Certified Public Accountant (2010).