Mr. Bickle is a retired public company CEO and private equity investor with extensive experience in various energy related businesses. From June 2005 through April 2007, he was Executive in Residence for Haddington Ventures, L.L.C., a private equity fund that invests in midstream energy companies and assets. Prior to that, Mr. Bickle was Managing Director of Haddington from June 1997 to 2005. From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Bickle was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TPC Corporation (NYSE: TPC) a gas storage, transportation, and marketing company that he co-founded. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of UNS Energy Company (NYSE: UNS) and the Board of Managers of Quantum Natural Gas Storage, LLC.
Mr. Bickle has been a director since 1995 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.