Frank M. Semple
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Semple joined MarkWest on November 1, 2003. He is a member of the Board of Directors and was elected Chairman of the Board in October 2008. Prior to joining MarkWest he completed a 22-year career with The Williams Companies and WilTel Communications. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of WilTel Communications, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Williams Natural Gas Company, Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Northwest Pipeline Company and Division Manager for Williams Pipeline Company. Prior to joining The Williams Companies, Mr. Semple served in the U.S. Navy aboard the nuclear submarine USS Gurnard (SSN 662). Mr. Semple completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and a holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy.
C. Corwin Bromley
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Bromley was appointed as General Counsel of our General Partner in September 2004. Prior to joining MarkWest, Mr. Bromley served as Assistant General Counsel at Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc. f/k/a RAG American Coal Holding, Inc. from 1999 through 2004, and as General Managing Attorney and Sr. Environmental Attorney at Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from 1989 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Bromley was in private practice with the law firm Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman from 1984 through 1989. Preceding his legal career, Mr. Bromley worked as a structural/design engineer involved in several domestic and international LNG and energy projects with the firms CBI, Inc. and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company. Mr. Bromley received his J.D. degree from the University of Denver and his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Nancy K. Buese
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Buese was appointed Chief Financial Officer of our General Partner in October 2006. Prior to her appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Buese served as Chief Accounting Officer of MarkWest since November 2005. Prior to joining MarkWest, Ms. Buese was the Chief Financial Officer for Experimental and Applied Sciences ("EAS") in Golden, Colorado. EAS is a wholly‑owned subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories. Prior to her employment at EAS, Ms. Buese was a Vice President with TransMontaigne Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Preceding this appointment, Ms. Buese was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, having spent time in the firm's Denver, London, New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Ms. Buese received her bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas and is a licensed CPA in the State of Colorado.
John C. Mollenkopf
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Mollenkopf became the Chief Operating Officer in January 2011. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Operations Officer of our General Partner since October 2006. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Mollenkopf served as Senior Vice President, Southwest Business Unit, since January 2004 and as Vice President, Business Development since January 2003. Prior to these positions, he served as Vice President, Michigan Business Unit, of our General Partner since its inception in May 2002 and in the same capacity with MarkWest Hydrocarbon since December 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Mollenkopf was General Manager of the Michigan Business Unit of MarkWest Hydrocarbon since 1997. He joined MarkWest Hydrocarbon in 1996 as Manager, New Projects. From 1983 to 1996, Mr. Mollenkopf worked for ARCO Oil and Gas Company, holding various positions in process and project engineering, as well as operations supervision. Mr. Mollenkopf received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Randy S. Nickerson
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Nickerson was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of our General Partner in October 2006. Prior to his appointment as CCO, Mr. Nickerson served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of MarkWest since January 2003. Prior to these positions, Mr. Nickerson served as Senior Vice President of our General Partner since its inception in May 2002 and served in the same capacity with MarkWest Hydrocarbon since December 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Nickerson served as MarkWest Hydrocarbon's Vice President and the General Manager of the Appalachia Business Unit since June 1997. Mr. Nickerson joined MarkWest Hydrocarbon in July 1995 as Manager, New Projects and served as General Manager of the Michigan Business Unit from June 1996 until June 1997. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Nickerson was a Senior Project Manager and Regional Engineering Manager for Western Gas Resources, Inc. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Nickerson worked for Chevron USA and Meridian Oil Inc. in various process and project engineering positions. Mr. Nickerson received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University.