Enable Midstream Taps Craig Harris For Newly-Established COO Position

Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: ENBL) said Jan. 9 that Craig Harris has assumed the position of COO, a newly created position at the Oklahoma City-based pipeline operator.

The move, initially discussed on Enable’s second-quarter earnings call, was effective as of Jan. 1. It is one of several organizational changes designed to further strengthen the company, which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets across several U.S. shale regions including the Williston, Anadarko and Arkoma basins plus the Ark-La-Tex area.

“With the establishment of the office of the COO, we are combining our solutions-driven service delivery model with how we design, build and operate our assets,” Rod Sailor, Enable’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “This move, combined with the additions to the broader management team, amplifies our focus on customer service and operational excellence, while strengthening the capabilities that will be critical to our ongoing success.”

Harris, who has served as Enable’s chief commercial officer since 2016, will draw on the knowledge gained from his 30-plus years of industry experience that includes leadership roles in engineering, operations, commercial and M&A as he guides the newly created COO organization.

As part of the new organization, the company said Jan. 9 that Tina Faraca has joined Enable as senior vice president of commercial. Vlad Klenikov has also joined Enable as senior vice president of corporate development and finance.

Faraca has more than 30 years of experience in commercial, project management, strategic planning and engineering and construction roles and joins Enable from Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB), where she most recently served as vice president of engineering and construction. She will report to Harris and be responsible for the commercial functions of Enable’s gathering and processing and transportation and storage segments.

Klenikov is a 23-year finance veteran, who brings experience from the private equity, commodity and public equity investment, accounting and investment banking fields. He will report to Enable’s CFO and treasurer, John Laws.