Leadership

H.D. (Doug) Evans

H.D. (Doug) Evans

President and CEO

Doug Evans, President and CEO of Gulf, has more than 40 years of industry experience, 35 of which have been spent at Gulf. Doug's vast career at Gulf includes positions in project management, business development, company management and corporate leadership. Doug is the Immediate Past President of IPLOCA, as well as Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and a member of the New Technologies Committee. Doug is an active member of the Pipeliners Association of Houston, PLCA and PLCAC, and is on the Executive Committee and a past Chairman of the INGAA Foundation. Doug also serves on the Board of Directors at Crossroads School in Houston, Texas. A confident and honest leader, Doug leads Gulf's Senior Management team by example. Doug is a registered professional engineer in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

Criss Shipman

Criss Shipman

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Criss Shipman, Senior Vice President, Business Development, possess more than 35 years of international and domestic oil and gas experience. With more than 23 years of service at Gulf, Criss has held a variety of leadership roles, including positions as Vice President of Corporate Development and Senior Vice President, International Division. In his current position, Criss is active in corporate affairs, sets strategy for new business acquisitions and maintains a role in the development of alliances and collaborative associations with strategic business partners. Criss is an active member of the Project Management Institute, IPLOCA, PLCA, INGAA and the Pipeliners Association of Houston.

Rick Barnard

Rick Barnard

Senior Vice President, Operations

As Senior Vice President, Operations, Rick Barnard decisively leads and manages the efforts of Gulf's project teams using his extensive industry knowledge and experience at successful project completion. With more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry, Rick has successfully held positions as a Field Construction Engineer, Superintendent - Field Construction, Technical Operations Superintendent, Director of Engineering & Design, Project Manager and as Vice President - Operations. Always focused on quality, Rick strives for operational excellence on all of Gulf's projects, anything less is unacceptable. Rick is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Project Management Institute, PLCA, INGAA and the Pipeliners Association of Houston.

Bob Sprick

Bob Sprick

Senior Vice President – Gulf Interstate Field Services

Bob Sprick, Senior Vice President - Gulf Interstate Field Services, possess more than 30 dedicated years of experience in the oil and gas pipeline industry, 20 of which have been spent at Gulf. Bob's extensive career at Gulf has included a variety of positions from Engineer, to Project Manager to Vice President of Business Development to his current positions as Vice President of Gulf Interstate Field Services. Bob provides professional experience and guidance to Gulf's Field Services team, and is directly responsible for the operations and general management of this wholly owned subsidiary. He possesses a diverse and accomplished background in project management, marketing, planning, design, construction and in the operations of oil and gas pipelines and station facilities. This wide ranging industry experience is crucial to understanding client needs and expectations. Bob is an active member of PLCA, INGAA and the Pipeliners Association of Houston.

John Thomas

John Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

John Thomas, Chief Financial Officer, possesses more than 35 years of financial and senior executive management experience. As the Chief Financial Officer, John directs all aspects of Gulf’s financial and accounting activities to ensure compliance with all regulations governing company operations. As a dedicated leader, he works to formulate and implement Gulf’s financial strategy and policy. John is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. He is also an active member of the Financial Executives International – Houston Chapter and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and serves on the board of directors of the FEI Scholarship Foundation and the Spring Branch Independent School District’s Academy of Finance.