Bridger's leadership team consists of an experienced and dedicated group of energy and transportation professionals with a demonstrated track record of success. This team has worked together to make Bridger into one of the fastest growing crude oil transportation and logistics businesses in the United States.
Dan Giannini, President
With more than 10 years of marketing, trading and operations experience in the crude oil sector, Mr. Giannini has served in various capacities with Bridger Logistics for 4 years. Prior to joining Bridger, he was Director of Crude Oil Marketing at Concord Energy, LLC and managed crude oil acquisitions for Enserco Energy, Inc. Mr. Giannini received his bachelor’s in business and MBA from California State University.
Les Patterson, Senior Vice President Pipeline and Terminals
Mr. Patterson brings with him more than 26 years of oil industry experience and a wealth of knowledge regarding its industry sectors, including terminal construction, operations management, business development, contract negotiations, business expansion, implementation of cost control measures and a strong background in safety with zero recordable incidents. He formerly served as Director of Operations and Construction at Bridger and previously held senior leadership positions at EMS Western Regions, Starcon International, Tepsco and C-Entry Constructors.
Jerry Koppinger, Vice President Business Development - Transportation
Mr. Koppinger has more than 30 years of operations and business development experience in the crude oil industry. Prior to joining Bridger, he was Director of Business Development and Director of Operations, Rockies for Gibson Energy where he was responsible for business development within the trucking and terminal groups.
Guillermo Grossi, Vice President Crude Oil Marketing
Mr. Grossi has engaged in crude oil and natural gas trading, marketing, and transportation logistics (with particular emphasis in crude-by-rail) for over 10 years. Prior to joining Bridger, Mr. Grossi served as Director of Crude Oil Marketing and Business Development for United Energy Trading, LLC, where he helped pioneer crude-by-rail out of North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. Mr. Grossi holds a Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering from The Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from The University of Colorado.
Russ Shelton, Vice President Trucking Operations
Mr. Shelton has more than 21 years of transportation and operations experience, including 15 years in the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Bridger, he served as Regional Operations Manager for the Rockies with Gazelle Transportation. He previously served as Operations Manager with Gibson Energy in the DJ Basin.
Mark Hetherington, Vice President Business Development - Rail
Mr. Hetherington brings over 30 years of experience in the oil and chemical industry in various logistics, managerial and commercial roles. He has a wide range of experience in rail, marine and terminal roles. He most recently served as VP Business Development Terminals for Northstar Midstream and Director Crude Oil Marketing for Marquis Energy. Mr. Hetherington received his bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and MBA from University of New Orleans.
Otis Randle, Vice President Environmental Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Randle offers more than 26 years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance, permitting, emergency response, and environmental clean-up. Prior to joining Bridger, he served as Regional Manager of the Northwest Regional Office of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. He received his BS degree in Wildlife Conservation from Louisiana Tech University.