LEADERSHIP

Richard A. Cargile – President & CEO

Richard (Rick) Cargile has over 35 years of experience in the midstream sector.  His first 30 years with Phillips Petroleum Company’s midstream affiliate.  Prior to joining Durango Midstream, Mr. Cargile served as President of Midstream for Energy Transfer Partners. 

A Memphis, Tennessee native, Mr. Cargile earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Christian Brothers University. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Executive Program at the University of Houston and completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program. He has served as a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Gas Technology in Chicago; President of the Natural Gas Society of the Permian Basin; board member of New Mexico Oil & Gas and Gas Processors Association (where he has testified on behalf of the industry to the Senate Energy Committee and to the President's Senior Advisor on environmental issues); and past board member of Southern Petroleum Laboratories (SPL) and Christian Brothers University. He presently serves on the board of White Water Midstream.

David Stone – Chief Operating Officer

David Stone has more than 25 years of experience in the midstream sector managing & leading midstream portfolios and assets, including group responsibilities for commercial, business development, operations and major projects.

Prior to joining Durango Mr. Stone served as the President of SEC Energy Products & Services, where he successfully improved throughput capabilities, product quality and increased earnings. Prior to SEC, Mr. Stone served in various commercial, operations and project roles for DCP Midstream, last serving as Vice President for the Permian Basin. A South Texas native, Mr. Stone earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Stone is an active member of GPA, GPSA and GMRC.

Darin B. Kennard – Vice President & General Manager

Darin Kennard has over 29 years of experience in the chemical, petrochemical, upstream and midstream oil and gas industries. Prior to joining Durango Midstream, Mr. Kennard was employed by EOG Resources where he was responsible for the corporate implementation of state and federal air quality programs. Prior to joining EOG, Mr. Kennard spent several years in the midstream sector with DCP Midstream, Targa Resources, and Crosstex Energy Services (EnLink Midstream).  Prior to entering the midstream sector, Mr. Kennard owned and operated EMI.  EMI was a full-service air quality consulting and emissions testing services company.  During Mr. Kennard’s years at EMI, he also developed and operated corporate aviation real estate located at Hooks Airport in Northwest Houston.   

Mr. Kennard began his career as a financial & regulatory analyst with Morris-Knudsen Corporation and brings a fresh producer perspective to Durango Midstream. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mr. Kennard obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Louisiana State University.

Chris Zane – Vice President of Finance

Chris Zane has over 15 years of finance experience in corporate finance, commodity derivatives strategy, treasury, Master Limited Partnership finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Zane also has financial experience in due diligence support, Private Equity backed transaction experience, and supporting management teams with proactive analytics and actionable data to execute corporate strategy. Prior to joining Durango Midstream, Mr. Zane served in a management capacity for Big 4 Consulting. At KPMG LLP, Mr. Zane led the development of the midstream M&A/strategic finance practices. At Ernst & Young LLP, he provided strategic M&A consulting leading multi-billion-dollar transactions. Mr. Zane has management experience in finance, risk management and M&A at DCP Midstream and NorthStar Midstream.

A Dallas, Texas native, Mr. Zane earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Baylor University. He received his Masters of Business Administration with a finance concentration from Baylor University with full faculty honors. Mr. Zane is a lecturer for M&A strategy at Baylor University for the Full-Time MBA Program.