Officers / Board of Directors

PAH / PAH EF President

Paul Prodoehl
C: (281) 868-5482
paul@houstonpipeliners.net

Paul Prodoehl currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Boards for The Pipeliners Association of Houston and The Pipeliners Association of Houston Educational Fund. This position holds the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer of the Association and the Educational Fund and shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association and the Educational Fund.

Paul has over 32 years of natural gas pipeline industry experience with Williams. At Williams he has had varying responsibilities in Accounting, Transportation Marketing, Transportation Services, Business Development, Customer Services, and Commercial Services. Paul is currently a Manager in the Transmission and Gulf of Mexico's Commercial Technology & Analytics group.  Paul's team oversees the systems Transco, Gulfstream, Pine Needle, Cardinal, Northwest, Nortex, and MountainWest shippers use to conduct business with those pipelines. Paul is a proven leader with strong commercial, technical, and analytical skills. Paul served for ten year on the Advisory Board for The Williams Companies' Political Action Committee (WILLCO PAC).

In addition to being the Association's President, Paul serves as the Chairman of the Association's Website Committee. Outside of industry activities, Paul previously served as a Board Member for Transtar Federal Credit Union (TFCU).  During his 23 years of service with TFCU he served as the Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer.

Paul graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting and later earned his MBA in Finance also from the University of St. Thomas.


PAH / PAH EF Vice President

Tim LeVrier
C: (281) 381-9816
tlevrier@michels.us

Tim LeVrier has been in the oil and gas industry for 16 years and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for the past 11 years. He has served PAH in other roles on the Membership Committee as Chair and Co-Chair. Tim has also been involved in the Pipeliners Young Professionals, previously serving as the group’s Chairman.

Currently Tim is the Vice President of Business Development at Michels Corporation, a nationwide infrastructure and utility contractor specializing in pipeline, facility, renewable energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater, and heavy civil markets. Previously he worked with Equix Inc. as their Vice President of Business Development and Marketing and Mustang Engineering (now Wood.) as Director of Business Development. Tim has spent additional time in his career at Weatherford International specializing in LWD/Well Evaluation and working in-house at ExxonMobil and Occidental Petroleum. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Tim has been married to his wife Lauren for 16 years, they live in Houston with their 12-year-old triplets. Tim is a native Houstonian.

PAH / PAH EF Treasurer

Andrew Bermack
O: (713) 973-3951
abermack@thetroycompanies.com

Andrew Bermack has 27 years in the pipeline construction business and has been involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston since 2001. Within the Pipeliners he previously served as the Chair of the Membership Committee and has volunteered for more than twelve years at meetings and events.

Andrew grew up as a second-generation pipeliner and worked on his first pipeline in 1997. After completing that overseas assignment as a warehouseman on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, he graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Economics and moved to Houston. There, he ascended the industry value chain working for suppliers, engineering companies, and pipeline contractors. Andrew is the Vice President of Business Development at the Troy Companies overseeing the BD & Marketing effort across Troy Construction & Troy Engineering Services.

Andrew is active in the INGAA Foundation, the Tulsa Pipeliners, the Appalachian Pipeliners, and Rocky Mountain Pipeliners.

He has been married to his wife for 20 years and has two wonderful children.


PAH / PAH EF Secretary

Rob Koenig
O: (713) 646-4411
rob.koenig@plains.com

Rob Koenig has over 30 years in the pipeline industry and has been involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston since the early 2000’s. Within the Pipeliners, he previously served as the Co-Chair of the Sporting Clay Committee and still serves on the Committee today.

Rob began his pipeline career working as a field engineer for United Gas Pipe Line in Victoria, TX. Since then, he has worked for Koch Industries and Kinder Morgan across the Gulf Coast. Today, he is the Director of Project Management for Plains and is responsible for the development and execution of projects in both the U.S. and Canada.

Rob has been active in his local community, including coaching youth sports, serving as President of the Little League Board, and Chairman on a church committee.

Rob graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He and his wife of over 30 years have enjoyed living in the Sugar Land area raising their two children (well, young adults now). In his free time, he enjoys spending time on their family ranch property near Gonzales, Texas.


PAH / PAH EF Assistant Secretary

James Mathis
C: (832) 794-0361
james.g.mathis@williams.com

James Mathis has worked in the pipeline industry for over 23 years and has been involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston since 2020. He currently serves on the Website Committee and assists with Scholarship Interview day.

James began his pipeline career as an Engineer working for The Williams Companies, Inc. He has held various technical and managerial positions in Pipeline Engineering, Engineering Services, Technical Services, Pipeline Safety, Environmental Compliance, Construction & Contracting Management, and Project Management & Execution. He currently serves as Manager, Transmission & Gulf of Mexico Tactical Project Execution – South.

James graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering specializing in Environmental Natural Resource Engineering. He holds a Texas Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering and has obtained the Project Management Professional Certification. James and his wife Amy have three children, Emily, Landon, and Jackson and reside in Sugar Land area. James enjoys serving as a Deacon in his church (Sugar Creek Baptist) leading the Widow/Widowers Ministry and serving as a Middle School Connect Group Leader. In his spare time, he has been learning the guitar.


PAH Director Immediate Past President

Alex McConnell

Alex McConnell served as President in 2023 and has been in the natural gas and oil industry and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for more than 30 years.

Professionally, Alex is a Senior Product Manager for Shell. He joined Shell 10 years ago, he has made contributions in roles spanning across Project and Technology group, Midstream, and Lubricants, in various roles.

Prior to Shell, Alex worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a Kinder Morgan company. There, he held a variety of technical, project management, and management positions all revolving around natural gas transmissions.

Alex graduated from Western New England University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He has been married for 30 years and have three children. Additionally, he has been active through other organizations by assisting with planting gardens for food pantries and trees in wetlands, plus painting homes for seniors, and for several years, he coached elementary and middle school basketball and soccer teams through his children‘s school and church leagues.

PAH Director - 2nd of 2 year term

Gary Daileda
O: (713) 381-3504
C: (713) 301-3138
gpdaileda@eprod.com

Gary Daileda served as 2020/2021 President.

Gary is currently Director of Project Management at Enterprise Products Company. Gary began his career in the Pipeline Industry in March 1982 with Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and has held a variety of positions in Engineering, Operations and Business Development during his 40+ year career in the pipeline industry.

Gary holds a B.S. Degree in Water Resources Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Gary is a Past Member of both the ASME B31.4 Code Committee and Pump Advisory Committee of the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory.

PAH Director - 2nd of 2 year term

KC Yost
C: (713) 254-3350
kcyost@yahoo.com

KC Yost has been in the pipeline industry for 48 years, attending his first Pipeliners Association of Houston meeting in 1977 (and first golf tournament in 1978). He served as the Association President in the 2000/2001 year (the first year our scholarship distribution exceeded $100,000), a number of terms on the Association Board of Directors and acted as the Scholarship Committee Chairman from 2002 through 2005.

KC is a third generation pipeliner and has participated in, managed or directed projects in over 30 states (including Alaska) and throughout the world (North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia): transporting crude oil, refined products, natural and industrial gasses, slurries, and water. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 27 states.

KC is working on semi-retirement and is currently an Executive PM and Business Manager at Percheron LLC. KC is also the host of the Energy Pipeline Podcast. He and his wife, Dana, enjoy traveling, volunteering at multiple PGA golf tournaments, and spending time with their five children and eleven grandchildren.

PAH Director - 1st of 2 year term

Kim Mueck
kim@speedfieldservices.com

Kim Mueck has been in the pipeline industry for 23 years and involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston for 17 years. Within the Pipeliners she has volunteered on the Fishing Tournament, Scholarship, and Sporting Clays Committees. Kim has been the Co-Chair for the Clay Shoot since 2016. Kim is a volunteer and co-chair of BIG Love, an organization that helps kids with cancer in the Houston area.

Kim has worked for several companies in the pipeline industry and traveled all over the United States until starting a family in 2004 and moving back to the Houston area. Kim enjoys time out on the lake bass fishing with her son or volunteering anywhere she can help someone.

Kim attended Sam Houston State University and is currently the Operations Manager at Speed Field Services, LLC.

PAH Director - 1st of 2 year term

Jim Hughes
O: (281) 719-1934
C: (713) 204-2521
jlhughes@hga-llc.com

Jim Hughes served as 2022 President.

Jim has been in the pipeline industry for 35 years and involved with The Pipeliners Association of Houston since 2001. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and served as Vice President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers while there. Within the Pipeliners he has volunteered on both the Golf Tournament and Sporting Clays Committees and in 2016 he became Chairman of the Sporting Clays Committee. Jim's leadership and coordination skills have led to bring a very successful event while fostering exceptional relationships with the team and Westside Shooting Grounds. With his and the committee's hard-working efforts over $250K per year for scholarships has been raised while creating a fun atmosphere for both PAH members and pipeline company clients.

Jim has been at Hunt Guillot & Associates (HGA) for going on nine years and is currently the Senior Director of Integrated Services. Previously he worked at Kinder Morgan as a Senior Project Manager and an area Engineering Lead for Enterprise Products in their Seminole Pipeline office in Sugar Land. He has also worked as an Engineering Manager and an Engineering Advisor for Chesapeake and Devon Energy. Jim's extensive pipeline operations management and project management knowledge plus his tireless work ethic has helped build HGA's Houston area office and client base into a widely recognized industry service provider with exciting opportunities for future expansion.

Jim's primary passion is his faith and family. He has been married for 32 years and has three sons. He enjoys working with his church and has made numerous trips to Nicaragua and El Salvador on missions. He also volunteers at Mission Centers Houston as time permits to assist with rebuilding facilities.

PAH EF Director - 3rd of 3 year term

John Lohman
C: (713) 725-7458
jlohman@larrettenergy.com

John Lohman has been in pipeline construction full time since 1986, starting off in the field and becoming involved in business development and project development.

John is from Wichita Falls and relocated from Weatherford, OK to Houston with Troy Construction in 1999. Having a strong background in cognitive behavior through leadership training in ZIP and ThinkWyn gave John a passion for keeping employees safe through motivation.

He has been involved in The Pipeliners Association of Houston since 1996 and held all offices up to President and served on the board three different times.

John became involved with the PAH in 1999 with the golf tournaments and become Chairman. He started our Clay Shooting Event when KC Yost was President. Starting off as Secretary, he became President in 2007. John has served on the PAH Board of Directors for 9 years and now on his 3rd year on the Board of Directors for the Education Fund.

He attended the University of Texas.

John is currently in the Projects Group at Larrett Energy Services.

PAH EF Director - 2nd of 3 year term

Gregory "Greg" Ford
C: (713)420-4849
greg_ford@kindermorgan.com

Greg has been in the pipeline industry for over 40 years and attended his first Pipeliners Golf Tournament in 1987. Greg is involved with the Scholarship Interviews, greeting candidates and assisting them through the process.

Greg joined Transco in 1982 and held a variety of positions in Engineering, Construction, System Planning, Operations Support and Procurement. He joined the Kinder Morgan Project Management team in 2015 and has lead several projects in the Northeast and the Permian Highway Pipeline.

Greg graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in several States and has served on ASME B31.8 Committee, past Chair of the INGAA Operations, Safety & Environmental Committee, and as Co-Chair of The Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance development of recommended practices.

Greg has been married for 34 years and has three grown children.

PAH EF Director - 1st of 3 year term

Bill Thomas
C: (713) ###-####
bill_a_thomas@kindermorgan.com

Bill's profile is coming soon.