Management Team

I.J. "Chip" Berthelot, President

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. 

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Mandy Bush, Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Bush serves as the interim Chief Financial Officer of our general partner and of Azure Midstream Energy, LLC. Prior to joining Azure, she held the Chief Financial Officer positon at Marlin Midstream Partners, LP (NASDAQ: FISH) successfully launching its initial public offering in 2013. 

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John Loiacono, Vice President of Business Development

Highly accomplished energy professional with more than 30 years of progressive industry background. Successfully completed numerous acquisitions and divestitures, two IPO’s and developed numerous infrastructure expansions. Diverse technical and commercial experience managing front and back offices. Past Chairman and Vice Chairman of Texas Pipeline Association. 

David Garrett, Vice President of Commercial

Bringing over 25 years of midstream experience, Mr. Garrett has served as Vice President of Business Development for Azure Midstream since June 2012. Prior to joining Azure Midstream, he was Senior Vice President for DCP Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: DCP) and spent 21 years with DCP Midstream as Director of Gas Supply and Commercial Vice President. 

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Victor Davis, Vice President of Operations

For more than seventeen years Mr. Davis has served in the oil and gas industry with a primary focus on midstream operations leadership. He has been Vice President of Operations for Azure Midstream since November 2013 and has extensive experience in project management and asset optimization.

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Jay Carter, Vice President of Technical Services

Jay Carter has nearly 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus on the midstream sector.  Prior to his current position at Azure, Carter served as Operations Manager and Pipeline Integrity Manager.

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