JET Infrastructure’s leadership team is comprised of industry leaders with deep and exceptional experience across the aviation fueling, petrochemicals, and sustainable fuels industries. Guided by an advisory board of midstream energy and aviation fueling veterans, JET Infrastructure prides itself on having a diverse range of experience with a track record of upholding stringent health and safety measures and achieving strategic development goals.
Chad Edinger, Chief Executive Officer
Chad Edinger is a highly accomplished terminal and pipeline operations executive in the petrochemical and midstream energy infrastructure industry. Bringing 20 years of experience across the United States, Chad is responsible for JET Infrastructure’s operations, including business development, growth, safety and sustainability and community engagement initiatives.
Throughout his career, Chad has held a variety of operating, commercial, and leadership roles within the refined product terminal and pipeline sector. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for NuStar Energy LP (formerly Kaneb Pipeline) where he led operations and growth strategies within stringent regulatory environments for one of the largest terminal and petroleum liquids pipeline operators in the United States, optimizing assets through expansions, mergers and acquisitions, talent development and commercial marketing.
Chad also has a strong record of safety and operational excellence, with deep insight into every aspect of midstream terminal and pipeline operations, including community and environmental stewardship, quality customer service, best-in-class health and safety protocols and talent management.
Chad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology/Biology from the University of Wyoming, and an MBA in Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.
Bill Banham, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Banham brings 27 years of financial management experience to JET Infrastructure. He has held senior financial leadership positions in the rail, oil field services and trucking industries where he successfully managed all aspects of finance, accounting, risk management, human resources and information technologies. His experience includes all phases of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and infrastructure project financing, systems implementations, risk management and corporate development. He graduated from Purdue University and began his career public accounting, and is CPA and CGMA certified.
Jeff Ameiorsano, Vice President Operations and Engineering
Jeff Ameiorsano brings 28 years of engineering, project management, operations, and construction experience to JET Infrastructure. Throughout his career he has held senior level engineering and project management leadership positions in aviation and oil & gas industries, with experience working for operating companies as well as consulting firms. He brings domestic and international project experience including mergers and acquisitions, financial management, and talent development for both onshore and offshore pipelines, refineries, product terminals, and associated facility projects.
Laura Hughey, Vice President Business Development
Laura Hughey joins Jet Infrastructure with over 20 years of experience in the downstream and midstream energy industry. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Business Development for Zenith Energy where she drove the execution of Zenith’s commercial and business development strategy around refined products. Additionally, throughout her career, she has held a variety of leadership positions at Motiva Enterprises, Shell Oil Products US, and Buckeye Partners and brings with her broad experience in business development, marketing, M&A, and product supply. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and an MBA, both from Texas Tech University.
Kevin C. Clement brings over 39 years of energy industry experience across the midstream market sectors of refined products, natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, asphalt, residual fuels, internal consulting and municipal leases/public finance.
In 2016, Kevin founded Lorica Energy, LLC as Managing Director. Prior to that, he held industry roles including President Midstream and Executive Vice President of SandRidge Energy, Vice President of SemGroup Operating GP, LLC, President of SemStream, LP, President of SemGas, LP, President and Chief Operating Officer of SemMaterials, LP. Kevin began his career at Koch Industries, where he served for 23 years, holding various officer positions in natural gas liquids, refined products, asphalt/materials and finance. From 1995-2005, Kevin held the position of Vice President, Western Region, Koch Materials. Kevin currently advises and sits on three private equity backed midstream venture boards, including Jet Infrastructure, LLC, as a non-executive Advisory Board Chairman.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.
Jonathan Stone is a seasoned infrastructure investment professional with over 20 years of experience as a financial advisor, equity sponsor and contractor across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. As a partner at Instar, Jonathan shares responsibility for strategic and business development, transactions and asset management.
Jonathan was most recently Managing Director and Co-Head, Energy, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities EMEA at Scotiabank, where he advised such businesses in identifying, marketing, negotiating and executing investment opportunities. He co-founded the Scotia Waterous Infrastructure Finance Team (SWIFT), an internal joint venture to pursue energy infrastructure M&A opportunities such as storage, midstream and LNG.
Prior to Scotiabank, Jonathan served as a Vice President of Plenary Group (Canada), leading public-private partnership transactions as a developer and equity investor including eight large-scale projects over $3.0 billion in project value. Jonathan’s prior experience includes serving as Vice President for CIT Energy and Infrastructure, where he led financial advisory mandates for Canadian public-private partnerships across multiple sectors including transportation, light and heavy rail, social infrastructure and power generation. During his time at CIT, he structured and closed over $1.5 billion of project finance transactions in the power and infrastructure market.
Jonathan currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, an organization of over 270 corporate firms and 1800 individual members dedicated to empowering private capital professionals and advancing leadership in finance.
He holds a First from Cambridge University where he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Judge Business School, a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Gregory Smith is recognized as an authority in the infrastructure investment community. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Instar, Gregory brings more than 25 years of experience in the investment, operation, acquisition and financing of private equity investments, including public and private infrastructure, real estate, power and utility businesses.
Prior to founding Instar, Gregory was Managing Partner and head of Brookfield Financial’s Global Infrastructure Advisory Group. He also previously served as the President of Macquarie Capital Funds Canada Ltd. where he was responsible for the establishment, growth and operations of Macquarie’s unlisted and listed funds business in Canada along with the active management of Macquarie’s Canadian assets owned by off-shore funds. During this time, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund (TSX: MPT.UN), a fund listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership, a private fund. Prior to Macquarie, Gregory was Managing Director and Co-Head of RBC Capital Partners – Mezzanine Fund and a Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance.
Gregory has held various board positions and acted as an observer/advisor to the Board of Directors for several reporting issuers, including 407ETR International, AltaLink Management Ltd. and Leisureworld Senior Care GP Inc. as well as private companies such as Sea-to-Sky Highway Investment Limited Partnership and Erie Shores Wind Farm. Gregory currently sits on the advisory boards of the Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships, a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization, Lighthouse Equity Partners, a private equity provider, and Avrio Ventures, an agriculture technology fund. Active in the private equity and venture capital sector since 1994, Gregory previously served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, including as Chair and President.
He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Graeme Burnett has over 40 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry, including petrochemicals project management, fuel optimization, and product refinement.
Following four years with Foster Wheeler conducting EPC projects, Graeme joined the Total Group where he made a successful career in worldwide operations, including holding high-level executive positions in North and South America, Europe and Asia, culminating in the position of President & CEO of Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA. In 2013, following his retirement from Total Group, he joined Delta Air Lines as SVP Fuel Management, responsible for their Trainer Refinery asset (Monroe Energy) in Pennsylvania and serving as the executive liaison for the Dallas, Texas market, connecting and engaging with Delta’s employees and high valued customers.
He is Chairman of the Board of Monroe Energy LLC and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Fuels & Petrochemicals Manufacturing Association. He is also a member of the Board of Agilyx SA, an innovative waste plastics recycling company.
Graeme has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Teesside University, and in 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Teesside University.
Jim Dougan is currently the principal of J.F. Dougan Consulting and has over 35 years of development and construction experience in Canada and the United States. Jim was most recently President, Central and Eastern Canada, for PCL Constructors Canada Inc., where he was responsible for PCL’s district office operations from Manitoba to Newfoundland, a region that has historically completed between $2.0 billion and $2.5 billion in construction volume annually. He also served as a Director for the Corporation, PCL Construction Holdings Ltd. Prior to joining PCL, Jim worked as a consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal to help put together the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) program and joined Infrastructure Ontario (IO) at its inception as Executive Vice-President, Project Delivery where he provided project oversight and strategic direction leading IO’s team in all areas of project development, including legal, finance, communications and project management. Under his leadership, IO brought 33 major infrastructure projects to market with a capital volume of $10.2 billion of which 27 projects ($6.5 billion) were under construction or completed.
Jim’s prior experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Falls Management Company, where he was responsible for the successful development of the $1 billion, 2.5 million-square-foot Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This development, which at the time was the largest social infrastructure project in Canada, was a public-private partnership with the Province of Ontario using a design, build, finance and operate delivery model.
Jim also spent over 22 years with Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction and infrastructure development company, BFC Construction Group (now Aecon Group Inc.), including as Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and the President of the company’s Building Division.
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