OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enable Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: ENBL) today announced that Lynn Bourdon has submitted his resignation from the company and has stepped down from his positions as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Enable GP. The board of directors of Enable Midstream’s general partner, Enable GP, LLC, named Scott Prochazka as chairman of Enable GP's board and appointed board member Pete Delaney as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.
"Lynn played a critical role in positioning the company for the IPO and in creating a solid platform for future growth,” said Prochazka, president and CEO of CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP). “We appreciate his efforts and look forward to building on this past success and capturing Enable’s significant growth opportunities. The board of directors will be focused on finding an experienced leader who can continue with Enable’s stated strategy, including extending our position into new basins and expanding our services down the value chain to drive growth. Pete Delaney has a deep understanding of our business, our customers and has a proven track record in creating value for investors. The board believes Pete is well-suited to move Enable forward while the board conducts its search.”
Delaney, 61, is currently chairman of the board of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE). His experience in the energy industry includes having served as CEO of OGE Energy since 2007 and as CEO of OGE Energy’s natural gas midstream business that ultimately was contributed to Enable Midstream. In connection with Delaney’s appointment as interim president and CEO of Enable GP, and as reported earlier today, he ceased serving as CEO of OGE Energy.
“Enable has great assets, a strong financial position, and great people led by a seasoned leadership team,” said Delaney. “I look forward to working with them to accelerate distribution growth and realize the value proposition we envisioned when we formed Enable.”
According to Bourdon, “It has been rewarding to be a part of taking Enable public and setting its strategic direction. I will always have a part of Enable with me and can’t thank the employees enough for their hard work and dedication. I wish Enable continued success.”
A special committee of the board will conduct the search for a permanent CEO of Enable Midstream with the assistance of leading executive search firm Russell Reynolds.
ABOUT ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS
Enable Midstream Partners is a publicly-traded master limited partnership. The partnership owns, operates and develops strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. The partnership's assets include approximately 11,900 miles of gathering pipelines, 13 major processing plants with approximately 2.3 billion cubic feet per day of processing capacity, approximately 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines (including Southeast Supply Header, LLC of which the partnership owns 49.90 percent), approximately 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines and eight storage facilities comprising 87.5 cubic feet of storage capacity. For more information visit EnableMidstream.com.
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