J. Chris Kassen

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations

Mr. Kassen serves as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations at Piñon Midstream. He brings over 10 years of midstream experience to the Piñon team with a background in engineering and operations. 

Most recently, Mr. Kassen was Sr. Director of Operations at Lucid Energy Group. At Lucid, he was responsible for operations and maintenance of 1.4 Bcf/d of cryogenic processing, 30,000 Bbl/d of liquid stabilization, and 6,400 GPM of amine treating including sour gas treating and disposal. Prior to his operational role, Mr. Kassen was responsible for engineering and optimization of Lucid's existing and growth-related infrastructure. Prior to Lucid, he held roles of increasing responsibility at Southcross Energy Partners ranging from engineering and project management to daily operations and maintenance of multiple processing, treating, and fractionation facilities.  

Mr. Kassen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Houston, Texas.