CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2014) - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) today announced the appointment of C. Gregory (Greg) Harper as President, Gas Pipelines and Processing. Mr. Harper's appointment is effective Jan. 30, 2014. He becomes a member of Enbridge's Executive Leadership team and will report to Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge Inc.
Also effective on Jan. 30, Mr. Harper will become a director of Midcoast Holdings, L.L.C. (MH), the general partner of Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. (MEP) (NYSE:MEP). He will become principal executive officer of MH on Feb. 28, 2014. Mr. Harper also will be appointed to the boards of Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. (EECI), the general partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) (NYSE:EEP), and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEM) (NYSE:EEQ), which manages the business and affairs of the Partnership and as the delegate of EECI.
Mark A. Maki, who has led Enbridge's gas businesses in an interim capacity, will remain President and Principal Executive Officer of EEM and a director on the boards of EECI, EEM and MH.
"Enbridge's Gas Transportation business is an important part of our strategy and our vision of being the leading energy delivery company in North America," said Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enbridge Inc. "Greg brings deep and proven operational, commercial and development experience through his various senior leadership roles within the natural gas industry, complementing the strong executive team leading our Gas Transportation business."
Enbridge's natural gas business includes gathering and processing assets in both Canada and the United States, offshore Gulf Coast pipelines, long-haul transmission systems (through interests in the Alliance and Vector pipelines) and the Aux Sable NGL fractionation facility.
Mr. Harper joins Enbridge from Southwestern Energy, where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Midstream. He previously held senior leadership roles with Centerpoint Energy, Spectra Energy Partners, LP and Duke Energy. In 2013, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). He is actively involved in community service, including educational, industry, professional, and arts organizations. Mr. Harper holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from the University of Houston.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian Company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and has been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking for the past five years. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in 1,700 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy and geothermal. Enbridge employs more than 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada's Greenest Employers and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
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