Weekly Feature

2018-09-12 / Business

National Fuel announces management changes

National Fuel Gas Company recently announced executive management changes: Michael P. Kasprzak to president of National Fuel Gas Midstream Co., LLC; Kevin D. House to vice president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.; Amy L. Shiley to assistant vice president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.; and James C. Welch to assistant vice president of National Fuel Gas Midstream Co., LLC.

Kasprzak is responsible for the day-to-day management of Midstream as well as the company’s timber business.

He started his career at National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. in 1981 as a management trainee in the Compression Operations and Engineering departments in Oil City, Pennsylvania. In 1989, he was promoted to superintendent, overseeing the company’s Compression Services Department, and in 1993 he assumed responsibility for Supply’s Engineering Department. In 2009, he was promoted to assistant vice president with continued oversight of compressor maintenance, compression engineering, automation and electrical engineering, as well as expansion project management for Supply, Midstream, and Empire Pipeline, Inc. He was promoted to vice president of Midstream in 2017.

Kasprzak received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Michigan State University. He resides in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his wife and has enjoyed a long affiliation with the Evans Scholar Foundation and the Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center.

House is responsible for engineering support, plant asset management and pipeline integrity for Distribution, Supply and Empire – the company’s regulated subsidiaries.

House was hired in 1984 as a management trainee in Erie in the utility's Operations Department. Following 14 years of working in the field and customer service operations, House transferred to the Engineering Department. In 2002, he relocated to the company’s headquarters in Williamsville, becoming general manager in 2007, with the merger of utility and pipeline engineering into a consolidated Engineering Services Department. House was subsequently promoted to assistant vice president in 2013.

House earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Grove City College and resides in Orchard Park with his wife and son.

Shiley is responsible for the human resources and payroll departments for the regulated subsidiaries in New York and Pennsylvania. She joined National Fuel in 1991 as a management trainee. In 1997, she was named director of diversity and compliance and was promoted to manager of diversity in 1999. In 2003, she was named senior manager. She was promoted to assistant general manager and general manager in 2011.

Shiley received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University and a master’s in industrial psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is the mother of two and resides in Orchard Park, with her husband.

Welch is responsible for the development of the Gathering Segment at National Fuel. He began his career with National Fuel in 2002 as a management associate at the main office. Throughout his time at the company, he’s worked for various departments and divisions, holding positions such as director of investor relations as well as marketing manager for the east division of Seneca Resources Co., LLC. In 2017, he was promoted to general manager of Midstream.

Welch earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in corporate finance and marketing from the University at Buffalo. He’s a volunteer for UB’s School of Management and an active member of his church. He resides in Clarence Center with his wife and two daughters.

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