Paul Bieniawski

Paul is a thirty year veteran of the energy industry and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Zechstein Midstream Partners. He has been extensively involved in all areas of energy development across projects in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas.

Previously he led Katy Energy Partners, a global energy infrastructure consultancy focused on helping developers, private equity firms and energy lenders find and develop energy assets.  He has also worked for Bobcat Gas Storage, Reliant Energy Power Generation, Enron North America, Sofregaz US, Noram Hub Services, Tenneco Gas, Pennzoil Producing Company, and Amoco Production Company.

Paul holds a Petroleum Engineering degree from Penn State and has served in leadership positions for a number of professional organizations.

Jasper Klapwijk

Jasper brings over twenty-five years of European oil and gas and corporate banking experience to Zechstein which gives him a broad background.

Jasper is a trained maritime engineer from Rotterdam Polytechnic after which he served as Cavalry platoon commander for the Royal Dutch Army, stationed in Germany. He received his MSc degree in Shipping, Trade & Finance from the now Cass Business School in London, UK after which he joined ING Bank. At ING Bank, he was involved in the origination and structuring of several billions worth of project and corporate finance loans in the Oil & Gas and other sectors. After nearly ten years, he then focused on strategy and organization activities and ended up at the board of the real estate development activities of ING Group.

In 2012, Jasper joined Zechstein as CFO and soon thereafter took over business development activities for the Netherlands and Germany. This has put him in front of most of the natural gas producing E&P companies.

As much as he gets energized by what he does at Zechstein, Jasper also loves to spent time with his family and at the stables. In the winter, he loves to skate and always finds time for a run and to read.

Carlos Flores

Carlos has worked in the energy industry in engineering and construction, production operations, and management consulting for Oil & Gas E&P supermajors for over 15 years. Having also worked for private equity startups in the midstream sector, he brings a diverse professional and technical experience to Zechstein Midstream.

He has engineering degrees from the United States Naval Academy as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a National Science Foundation Fellow. He started his career as a naval nuclear propulsion engineer, followed by work both offshore and onshore for the ExxonMobil Production Company, BP, and the Wood Group.  His experience also includes management consulting in the global energy practice at Arthur D. Little focused mostly on strategy and organization type projects, in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Most recently he has filled lead technical roles for several midstream focused private equity startups, such as Bobcat Gas Storage in southern Louisiana.

In 2012 Carlos joined Zechstein as a founding executive manager in charge of engineering, construction, and operations. This has also allowed him the opportunity to head the technical development of a new and groundbreaking midstream technology in the European market.

When not working, or onsite installing a new plant, he enjoys spending time with family on the water somewhere near Austin, Texas.