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 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 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.
Mark Frena was appointed Chief Development Officer of our general partner in September 2017. Since July 2017, Mr. Frena has been based in the US primarily advising BP’s Fuels North America business. Prior to holding such roles, Mr. Frena served in a variety of management positions within the BP organization since 1981. Mr. Frena earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School at Case Western.
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.