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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.

Craig Coburn

Craig W. Coburn - Chief financial officer (CFO)

Craig W. Coburn was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our general partner and member of the board of directors of our general partner in September 2017. Since August of 2016, Mr. Coburn has served as Chief Financial Officer for BP America. Prior to such role, from July 2013 to August 2016, Mr. Coburn was Vice President, Technology Commercialization & Venturing (TC&V) for BP. Mr. Coburn has a BS degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gerald Maret

Gerald J. Maret (COO) - Chief operating officer (COO)

Gerald J. Maret was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of our general partner in September 2017. Since October 2015, Mr. Maret has served as President of BP Pipelines and Vice President of BP US Pipelines and Logistics. Prior to the merger of BP and Amoco, Mr. Maret held positions with Amoco Upstream Exploration & Production and Amoco Worldwide Engineering & Construction. Mr. Maret has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

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.