Our Team

CP Energy is led by a group of energy industry veterans, with more than 150 years of combined experience. Our best-in-class team has significant industry and market knowledge and long-standing relationships with producers, marketers, refiners and other stakeholders across the oil and gas supply chain. The CP Energy team has a proven track record of operating our marketing, transport and logistics business in a safe and reliable manner and our ongoing mission is to provide a comprehensive suite of midstream services to our customers to help them be successful.

Each CP Energy team member brings a diverse background to the company, having worked for major and independent oil and gas companies, midstream companies, public refinery companies, service companies and asset management and financial firms. Our goal is to build a premier midstream services firm, continually focused on creating value for our customers, by applying our experience, knowledge and capabilities. Working together, we source and evaluate opportunities, then work closely with our customers to implement them, providing exactly what the customer needs from our suite of services. Being able to buy, sell and transport the commodity, combined with the ability to build, own and operate necessary physical infrastructure, allows CP Energy to do more for our customers.

Greg Piper

President and Chief Executive Officer

Greg joined CP Energy in October 2014 with more than 25 years of leadership, operational and business development experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining CP Energy, he served as CEO of Gavilon Energy, a private midstream energy company, where he led the energy group’s spin off from Gavilon Corp. and then led the sale of Gavilon Energy to NGL Energy Partners. Prior to his role as CEO of Gavilon Energy, he served as senior vice president of business development at Gavilon Corp., leading the company’s growth initiatives in both agriculture and midstream energy. He has also held senior positions at Acon Investments, Prisma Energy International, Chroma Oil & Gas, Mariner Energy and Enron Corp. He began his career as a petroleum engineer with EOG in the Rockies. Greg received his Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

John Caldwell

Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations

John joined CP Energy in March 2018 and provides leadership for CP Energy’s commercial activities, including crude oil marketing and transportation operations. He has more than 25 years experience in crude oil marketing and business development and most recently served as Vice President – Crude Marketing and Business Development for Rose Rock Midstream / SemGroup. During his career, John has taken on increasing leadership responsibilities including at Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Texon, Teppco Crude Oil, and BP/Amoco. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Oklahoma State University.

Adam Klunzinger

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Adam joined CP Energy in March 2018 with financial and accounting responsibilities for the company, including operations and corporate accounting, financial reporting and analysis, and cash management. Prior to CP Energy, Adam served as Controller with Tall Oak Midstream from 2014-2018. From 2009-2014, he held various accounting and financial positions with Sandridge Energy in Oklahoma City. Adam, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Anderson University.

Rodney Landes

Vice President – Crude Oil Marketing (Midcontinent)

Rodney joined CP Energy in March 2019 to lead the company’s crude oil marketing activities for the Midcontinent region. Bringing 18 years of experience in crude oil supply and trading, Rodney most recently spent 10 years with Devon Energy as Manager for Crude Oil and NGL Marketing. He also worked for Murphy Oil USA. Rodney began his career as a Chemical and Environmental Engineer after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

Todd Hardaway

Vice President – Crude Oil Marketing (Permian)

Todd joined CP Energy in August 2017 and leads the company’s crude oil marketing efforts in the Permian Basin. Todd has 25+ years’ experience in the crude oil marketing and transportation industry. Prior to CP Energy, Todd served as Vice President – Marketing and Business Development for First River Energy. His experience also includes companies such as Permian Crude Oil and Enlink. Todd is a graduate of East New Mexico University and holds a MBA from the University of Texas Permian Basin.

David Clemens

Vice President – Transportation (Midcontinent)

David joined CP Energy in April 2016 and was named Vice President of Transportation in March 2017. David brings more than 30 years of hands-on, Midcontinent crude hauling and trucking experience to CP Energy. He started his career as an engine mechanic immediately out of high school in the Texas Panhandle. Prior to joining CP Energy, David managed crude hauling operations for Rose Rock Midstream Field Services and its predecessor, Barcas Field Services. David’s also held positions at Blueknight Energy Partners, Mission Petroleum Carriers and Petro Source Partners.

Abdul Fitzgerald

Vice President – Transportation (Permian)

Abdul joined CP Energy in January 2019 with 16 years of management experience in transportation and operations. He started his career with three years of service with the United States Army as a Mechanic and immediately prior to CP Energy, served as Chief Operating Officer for Jupiter Transport in West Texas. Abdul has also worked for Dupree Logistics Crude Trucking, Enterprise Products, and Sunoco. He holds a MBA in Operations Management from the University of Scranton and a BBA in Agribusiness from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette.

Kyle Essmiller

Vice President – Administration

Kyle joined CP Energy in 2015 bringing more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry to the company. Prior to joining CP Energy, he served as director of human resources for PostRock Energy and as employee relations manager for Chaparral Energy, both in Oklahoma City. From 1995 to 2009, Kyle held various leadership and organizational development positions within the finance group at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. He began his professional career in 1991 with Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas. Kyle holds a MBA in leadership and organizational development from Oklahoma Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Kansas State University. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and senior certified professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).