Officers / Board of Directors


Jim Hughes
O: (281) 719-1934
C: (713) 204-2521

Jim Hughes currently serves as the President for The Pipeliners Association of Houston. This position holds the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer of the Association and shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association. As President he also Chairs the Board of Directors.

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 over six 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 31 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.

Vice President

Alex McConnell

Alex has been in the natural gas and oil industry and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for more than 30 years. Alex is currently serving on the Website Committee and as Vice President for the organization.

Professionally, Alex is a Senior Project Development Engineer for Shell. He joined Shell 10 years ago, first in the Project and Technology group, and later, he transferred to Shell Midstream, and is now in Lubricants. He has held various roles.

Prior to Shell, Alex worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, which was originally, Tenneco, then sold to El Paso Corporation, and finally by Kinder Morgan. 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 29 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.


Paul Prodoehl
O: (713) 215-4461

Paul Prodoehl has over 31 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 serves on the Advisory Board for The Williams Companies' Political Action Committee (WILLCO PAC). Paul was part of the project team that developed 1Line, the system used by Transco, Gulfstream, Pine Needle, and Cardinal shippers to conduct business on those business unit. Paul is a proven leader with strong commercial, technical, and analytical skills.

In addition to being the Association's Treasurer, Paul serves as the Chairman of the Association's Website Committee. Outside of industry activities, Paul is a Board Member for Transtar Federal Credit Union (TFCU).  During his 20 years of service with TFCU he has 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.


Tim LeVrier
C: (281) 381-9816

Tim LeVrier has been in the oil and gas industry for 13 years and pipeline industry and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for the past 10 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. He is a member of the Tulsa and Rocky Mountain Pipeliners organizations as well.

Currently Tim is the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Equix Inc., a nationwide infrastructure contractor specializing in pipeline, renewable energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater, and heavy civil markets. Previously he worked with Michels Corporation as Sr. Manager of Pipeline Business Development 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 high school sweetheart for 13 years, and they have 10 year old triplets.

Assistant Secretary

Andrew Bermack
O: (713) 973-3951

Andrew has 25 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 ten 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 by working for suppliers, engineering companies, and contractors. Currently, Andrew is the Vice President of Business Development at Michels Pipeline, Inc. He also provides customer support across the Michels family of companies.

Andrew is active in the INGAA Foundation, where he serves on the Public Policy and Communications Committee. He is a member of the Tulsa Pipeliners, Appalachian Pipeliners, and Rocky Mountain Pipeliners.

He has been married to his wife for 18 years and has two wonderful children.

Director Immediate Past President

Gary Daileda
O: (713) 381-3504
C: (713) 301-3138

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 thirty-five year career.

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.

Director - 2nd of 2 year term

Patrick Lamb
C: (281) 793-7896

Patrick Lamb served as 2018/2019 President.

Patrick has more than 28 years of sales, marketing experience that involve key leadership, consulting and managerial roles for multiple domestic and international clients for the upstream, midstream and downstream markets. This includes projects involving EPC, engineering and construction of pipelines, pump stations, compressor stations, gas plants, micro-grids and tanks. Taking Patrick's experience as a customer consultant and strong knowledge of being a problem solver with the drive to exceed the client's expectations he has gained a reputation for helping his clients projects become successful. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.

Director - 2nd of 2 year term

Trey Hennigan
C: (281) 210-6742

Trey Hennigan has been in the Oil & Gas Industry and a member of The Pipeliners Association of Houston for over 13 years. His career began in Non Destructive Testing and serviced various projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale. He currently holds a title of Business Development Specialist at NVI (Nondestructive & Visual Inspection). NVI provides nondestructive testing services to include but not limited to: Conventional NDE, Advance NDE, Asset Integrity, Heat Treatment, Pipeline Integrity, Marine Survey and Marine Services.

He has always been involved in various committees throughout the Association such as the Clay Shoot and FishOut Committees.

Trey holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern State University in North Louisiana. He has been married for 15 years and has three kids Madison, Noah and Ann Catherine. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Director - 1st of 2 year term

Brandy Roberts
C: (713) 504-5208

Brandy Roberts served as President of the Association in 2019/2020 and is the co-founder of the PYP group.

Brandy has been dedicated to the organization from day one and her focus to see it persevere, improve, and grow diligently to ensure the future successes of the organization. Her passion shows by her commitment to stay actively involved with each event, giving back through volunteering, showing strong membership outreach and support, and her efforts put towards dynamic fundraising for the association.

Brandy has spearheaded events for the Association such as the Golf Tournament, and PYP. She has also taken an active role on the Clay Shoot Committee, helping with registration at the monthly dinner meetings, and volunteers at the annual Fish-Out. She is sincerely passionate about the Scholarship Program and the importance of the Association's mission by trying to strengthen our industry through the development of the PYP programs.

Apart from the Pipeliners, she has founded an all-women's non-profit organization, The Belles of Houston. The purpose of founding this organization is to support and reach out to other like-minded women in the Industry who are passionate about philanthropy, women empowerment, community outreach, networking, event organizing, and giving back through charitable event fundraising efforts.

Brandy has almost 15 years' experience in the Energy Industry, and is currently Vice President of Business Development for Barrilleaux Energy Services.

Director - 1st of 2 year term

Todd Sakai

Todd Sakai is a long time Member and volunteer. He is the former Chair of the Pipeliners Young Professionals (PYP) group.

Todd has been in the oil and gas industry for over 21 years and has been in various technical and managerial roles supporting operational assets and projects domestically and internationally, including participation on joint industry committees to help improve pipeline safety and environmental performance through analytics, industry advisories/recommended practices/standards, development of new technologies, or more thorough research of existing phenomena.

Outside of work and volunteer activities, Todd enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and puppy.