Effective Dec. 1, Leonard Mallett will assume the role of executive vice president and COO of Summit Midstream Partners LLC and Summit Midstream GP LLC, which manages and operates Summit Midstream Partners LP. Mallett will have strategic oversight and primary responsibility for Summit’s engineering, construction, and operations functions.
Mallett, who will be based at Summit Midstream’s corporate headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas, assumes primary responsibility for the profitable, safe, and environmentally compliant operations of the company’s assets. He will provide organizational leadership for all planning and execution of projects and operations across Summit Midstream’s diversified footprint including natural gas gathering, treating, and processing facilities, crude oil and produced water. Mallett will report directly to Steve Newby, Summit Midstream’s president and CEO.
“Summit has a commitment to develop and maintain a safe, effective and efficient operations platform. Leonard brings a unique blend of engineering, operations, and project management experience that naturally align to our strategic priorities as we double in size over the next several years,” Newby said. “His strong credibility and leadership in our industry will only enhance our ability to execute on significant development and expansion projects and continue our focus on value creation for our stakeholders. We are extremely excited that Leonard is joining the Summit team.”
Mallett has more than 35 years of industry experience. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of engineering for Enterprise Products Partners LP, where he was responsible for the engineering, project management, sourcing and technical support functions supporting all of Enterprise Product Partners’ pipeline and related plants.
Mallett began his career with TEPPCO as a project engineer and spent the next three decades working with TEPPCO and successor entities in various engineering, transportation, and operations roles. At the end of 2006, Enterprise Product Partners bought TEPPCO’s general partner from Duke Energy Field Services, at which time Mallett was serving as senior vice president of operations for TEPPCO. Post-merger, Mallett was named senior vice president of environmental, health and safety, where he also trained in emergency response and was named incident commander.
Mallett holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and a MBA from Houston Baptist University.