NEW CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO NAMED FOR DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES
Easter replaces Jim Mogg, who has been promoted to group vice president and chief development officer for Duke Energy and becomes a member of the company’s six-member Executive Committee. The change is effective Jan. 1.
Duke Energy President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Fowler praised Easter’s broad expertise in the natural gas industry.
“Bill Easter has had a distinguished career in the areas of natural gas purchasing, transportation, refining and marketing. He brings strong customer, government relations and marketing experience to the position, as well as exceptional commercial and management skills,” Fowler said.
Easter is currently vice president, state government affairs, for ConocoPhillips. Prior to that assignment, he served as general manager of Conoco’s
Fowler said the fact that a ConocoPhillips executive was tapped for the top DEFS job reflects the strength of the partnership, which has built DEFS into one of the nation’s largest natural gas gatherers, the largest producer of natural gas liquids and one of the largest marketers of natural gas liquids. The company was formed in March 2002 with the combination of the natural gas gathering and processing businesses of Duke Energy and ConocoPhillips. Duke Energy owns approximately 70 percent of DEFS and ConocoPhillips approximately 30 percent.
Easter has a bachelor’s degree from the
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