I.J. "Chip" Berthelot
A proven entrepreneur, Mr. Berthelot has been President of Azure Midstream since July 2012. Prior to Azure Midstream, he founded Laser Midstream Company, which focused on natural gas gathering and processing in Texas and Louisiana and sold to Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. in 2007 (Laser I). Subsequently, Laser II was formed and developed a 1.4 Bcf/d gas gathering system in Northeast Pennsylvania and Southern New York until it sold to Delphi Midstream Partners, LLC in July 2010. Additional experience includes serving as President of a privately owned midstream company (2002 – 2004) and Chief Operating Officer, Executive VP, and a member of the Board of Directors at MidCoast Energy Resources, Inc. (1991-2001), the predecessor gathering and processing business of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Mr. Berthelot is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.