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Rip Zinsmeister

Robert P. Zinsmeister - Chief executive officer (CEO)

Mr. Zinsmeister earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA, finance emphasis, from the University of Chicago. In his career Mr. Zinsmeister has personally negotiated three US pipeline transactions, and has overseen all Downstream M&A, including pipelines and midstream, since 2006.

Derek Rush - Chief development officer (CDO)

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Rush, 48, has served since August 2018 as Head of Finance for BP US Pipelines and Logistics and as a Director for BP Pipelines. From July 2015 to July 2018, Mr. Rush served as Head of Control for BP Downstream, and from April 2013 to July 2015 served as Vice President of BP-Husky Refining LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Rush held a variety of financial and commercial roles in BP. He joined BP in 2005 from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he was a Director in the financial advisory practice. Mr. Rush has a BS in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MS in Accountancy from Illinois State University.

Hans Boas

Hans F. Boas - Chief legal counsel and secretary

Hans F. Boas was appointed as the Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary of our general partner in September 2017. Since February, 2017, Mr. Boas has served as Managing Counsel of BP America, Inc., supporting BP’s Treasury functions in the US. From July, 2009 to January, 2017, Mr. Boas served as Senior Counsel of BP America, supporting Treasury functions in Houston, Texas. Mr. Boas has over 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Boas has a BBA, Finance from Texas A&M University and JD from University of Houston Law Center.